Sixteen years ago today, the world said a heartfelt good-bye to the reigning R&B queen, Aaliyah
. At the time of her tragic passing, the singer's iconic status was inevitable. By 15, she had a double platinum record, Age Ain't Nothing but a Number. At 17, she reappeared with music heavy hitters Missy Elliott
and Timbaland at her side, releasing One in a Million
, another double platinum record. Then, the star started her acting career, starring in Romeo Must Die
with martial artist Jet Li
, and continued acting as the vampire vixen in Queen of the Damned
. In 2001, she picked up her first love, recording Billboard #1 Aaliyah
—and, she achieved all of this by 22. While this list of...