Storm over TV film on Aaliyah shows she's still beloved, influential

November 14, 2014 2:14 PM

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Though R&B singer Aaliyah died 13 years ago at the peak of her fame, her presence can still be felt.

She can be traced to R&B-pop divas like Beyonce, Rihanna and Ciara, and heard in recent genre outliers such as Tinashe, Jessie Ware, Banks and Jhene Aiko. Even rap heavyweight Drake can cite her as an influence.

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