In an interview with Boom Box, R&B singer GINUWINE shared his thoughts about singer Aaliyah Haughton, who tragically died in 2001. When asked what he thought about how her career would have been today, he stated that Beyoncé is the closest resemblance of how successful Aaliyah would have been:
“Aaliyah was in a class by herself. If you’re talking triple threat of a writer, singer and actress, that would probably be Beyonce. If Aaliyah were still here, she and Beyoncé would be neck and neck.”
Although other artists like Ciara have been compared to the late singer, Ginuwine made it clear that there’s nothing wrong with it and added:
“I think everyone should aspire to be someone great, and that was one of the greats. Aaliyah was one of the great ones.”
Tank would probably be in agreement with Ginuwine. We recently sat down with the singer/songwriter who worked closely with Aaliyah on her last two albums and he spoke candidly about her and her influence. Make sure to peep the video above.