By Sophia Basy

Basic Facts

Birthday: January 16, 1979

Years Lived: 22 Years

Place of Birth: Brooklyn, N.Y.

Occupation: Singer


  • 1988: Appeared on the television show " Star Search"
  • 1990: Perform in a concert alongside Gladys Knight
  • 1991: Signed with Jives Records
  • 1993: Released her album 'Age Ain't Nothing but a Number'
  • 1994: Released 'The Thing I Like' as part of the soundtrack of the film 'A Low Down Dirty Shame'
  • 1996: Left Jive Records and signed Atlantic Records; Released her second Album, 'One in a Million'
  • 1997: Graduated from Detroit High School for the Performing Arts, majoring in drama; Made acting debut in police drama, 'New York Undercover'
  • 2000: Appeared in her first major films; 'Romeo Must Die'
  • 2001: Released her third and final album, Aaliyah; Died on August 25 in a airplane crash.

'Star Search'

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Aaliyah Timeline

Did you know?

Ever the studious one, she graduated with a perfect 4.0 GPA in high school.

Character Traits

One of the character traits of Aaliyah were, that she was an entertainer was her to desire to control her projects, and truly immerse herself into whatever form was at hand.

Be Inspired

Aaliyah wrote a bunch of quotes that inspired others. The artists is surest stamp of her ingenuity. The impact that Aaliyah made on history was her amazing creative side that left people anticipating for more.


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