- Name: Aaliyah
- Born: 01/16/1979
- Died: 08/25/2001 (22 years old)
- Occupation: Singer, actress, model
Aaliyah Dana Haughton (//; January 16, 1979– August 25, 2001) was an American singer, actress and model. Born in Brooklyn and raised in Detroit, she first gained recognition at the age of 10, when she appeared on the television show Star Search and performed in concert alongside Gladys Knight. At the age of 12, Aaliyah signed with Jive Records and her uncle Barry Hankerson’s Blackground Records. Hankerson introduced her to R. Kelly, who became her mentor, as well as lead songwriter and producer of her debut album, Age Ain’t Nothing but a Number. The album sold three million copies in the United States and was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). After facing allegations of an illegal marriage with Kelly, Aaliyah ended her contract with Jive and signed with Atlantic Records.
Birth Name: Aaliyah Dana Haughton
Awards: List of awards and nominations received by Aaliyah
Alias: Aaliyah Dana Haughton
Genre: R&B, pop, hip hop
Birth Place: New York City, U.S.
Death Place: Marsh Harbour, Abaco Islands, The Bahamas
Aaliyah quotes :
If you want to go to the mall, you have to take security. But it's always cool. The kids are amazing.Aaliyah
I know that people think I'm sexy and I am looked at as that. It is cool with me. It's wonderful to have sexy appeal. If you embrace it, it can be a very beautiful thing.Aaliyah