Women Who Rock: Greatest Breakthrough Moments

The achievements that changed everything, from Bessie Smith to Adele

1998 Aaliyah trips out with
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1998 Aaliyah trips out with "Are You That Somebody?"

Even though she was gone too soon -- killed in a 2001 plane crash after a video shoot -- Aaliyah still defined herself as one of the era's prime hitmakers, especially in collaboration with Missy Elliott and Timbaland.

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