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Aaliyah

  • Personal Info
    • Aaliyah Dana Haughton
    • Recording Artist, Actress and Model
    • Born on January 16, 1979
    • Born in Brooklyn, New York
    • Raised in Detroit, Michigan
    • Appeared on the television show Star Search and performed in concert alongside Gladys Knight. At age 12
    • R. Kelly, was her mentor, as well as lead songwriter and producer of her debut album, Age Ain't Nothing but a Number.
    • Aaliyah worked with record producers Timbaland and Missy Elliott for her second album, One in a Million
    • After completing Romeo Must Die, Aaliyah filmed her part in Queen of the Damned. She released her third and final album, Aaliyah, in July 2001.
    • On August 25, 2001, Aaliyah and eight others were killed in an airplane crash in The Bahamas after filming the music video for the single "Rock the Boat".
    • She has been credited for helping redefine R&B and hip hop, earning her the nickname "Princess of R&B". She is listed by Billboard as the tenth most successful female R&B artist of the past 25 years, and 27th most successful R&B artist overall.
    • Parents are Diane and Michael Haughton
    • Older brother, Rashad
    • Attended a Catholic school, Gesu Elementary
    • Aaliyah had a vocal range of a soprano.
    • Aaliyah was engaged to co-founder of Roc-A-Fella Records Damon Dash at the time of her death and had plans to marry him after the premiere of The Matrix
    • Aaliyah's funeral was held on August 31, 2001, at the Saint Ignatius Loyola Church in New York. Her body was set in a silver casket, which was carried in a glass hearse and was drawn by horse. An estimated 800 mourners were in attendance of the procession.
    • Aaliyah has been credited for helping redefine R&B and hip hop in the 1990s, "leaving an indelible imprint on the music industry as a whole."