It’s been over twenty years since we lost the late, great Aaliyah. Her powerful influence is still felt by many people today. She was a cultural icon with paradigm-shifting artistry that changed the music industry forever. Many people also remember her as a young woman who was wise beyond her years and left a stamp on the world. Chloe Bailey has become a music sensation in her own right. She has garnered millions of fans and made large strides in the music industry to solidify her brand and emerge as R&B’s current IT girl. Because of the excellence of her art, her self-assuredness and her sex appeal, Bailey may very well be the Aaliyah of our generation. Here are some of their similarities:

She Started Young

The journey to celebrity is paved with long nights, hard work, and pure talent. Bailey started taking steps to get into music with her sister Halle Bailey. Like Aaliyah, her early foundation in music helped to lay a groundwork for her success.

 

 

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A Solid Team

When the late, great Aaliyah was alive, a team of masterminds and creatives behind the scenes put in the work to make sure that she mostly made the right moves that would make sense for her career. Bailey currently has the backing of an excellent team, carefully helping her to craft her brand and strategically propel her career forward. Additionally, she is what many call Beyoncé’s protégé.

 

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Like Aaliyah, Bailey is Re-defining R&B

When Aaliyah came on the scene as a solo artist, she appealed to a younger audience but also had the respect of the older generation.
Bailey is emerging into her stardom, and with it, she is boldly stepping into the role that Aaliyah played over two decades ago when she took the genre of R&B and put a spin on it.

 

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A Unique Sound

At first, it seemed as though the world was barely taking note of Bailey. Many people merely saw her as Beyoncé’s understudy. Still, she has repeatedly proven with every award show performance, music video and song rendition that she has a unique sound that immediately makes her stand out as more than just a girl that can sing. The way she wraps the words of a song around her vocals is perhaps one of the highlights of pop culture of this day.

 

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The “IT” Factor

Aaliyah had a breezy effortlessness that made her both intriguing and easy to connect with. Most celebrities have the “IT” factor, but some have it more than others. Although Bailey has worked hard to hone her craft, her IT factor is undeniable.

 

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Confidence And Grit

It takes a lot of confidence and grit to excel in the music industry. Like Aaliyah, Bailey exudes a lot of confidence. Despite the opposition that she has gotten from online trolls for “overexposing” her body, she is confident in the power of her aura and abilities. This is similar to the aura and energy that Aaliyah put out during her time.

 

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Hard Work

Aaliyah left a legacy because she was hungry for success and passionate about her craft. For Bailey, the guidance of Queen Bey, coupled with drive, ambition and hard work, have allowed her continue to receive accolades and recognition from her fans.

 

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Respect

The music industry has always been cut-throat, but Aaliyah was widely respected during her time despite her young age. At 23, Bailey has taken a lot of great strides and continues to be respected by her peers and predecessors.

 

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A Healthy Balance

Throughout her lifetime, Aaliyah only released three albums. She knew how to walk a fine line between always being available and sparingly releasing records that would be compelling to the public. While Bailey has been on her grind, she has also been able to strike a healthy balance between releasing music and staying off the grid to regroup and rejuvenate. This strategy has a way of deepening public intrigue and interest.

 

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Signature Style

Aaliyah had a distinct signature style that many modern-day artists have tried to recreate. Bailey has masterfully created her path and signature look. By wearing outfits that are well-suited for her body form. Bailey understands all of the elements that go into becoming an icon, and she is not afraid to implement them. We will continue to root for our good sis.

 

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