"Aaliyah Dana Haughton" (January 16, 1979 – August 25, 2001), better known simply as "Aaliyah", was an American R&B singer, dancer, fashion model and actress. Introduced to audiences by R&B singer R. Kelly, Aaliyah became famous in her own right during the mid-1990s with several hit records from the songwriting/production team of Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott and Timbaland, and their associate Steve "Static" Garrett.
Notable for recording several hit records, including seven number one R&B hits, one number one pop hit, and seven top 10 singles on the Billboard Hot 100, Aaliyah sold over 25 million records worldwide during her career. The singer also modeled for Tommy Hilfiger and starred in two motion pictures before her untimely death in a plane crash in 2001 at the age of 22.
Aaliyah Dana Haughton was born in Brooklyn, New York on January 16 1979 to Michael and Diane Haughton, and was raised in Detroit. Her name means "''the highest most exalted one, the best"'' in Arabic.
Aaliyah experienced a charmed childhood alongside her older brother Rashad Haughton who shared a beautiful relationship with his sister and many books about her life illustrate ...
|Born|| January 16 1979|
Brooklyn, New York,
|Died|| August 25 2001|
Marsh Harbour, Abaco,
|Genre||Rhythm and blues|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, dancer, actres|