Aaliyah Dana Haughton

"Keep working hard and you can get anything that you want."

Her story...

Brooklyn-raised, Aaliyah was a born star, and signed to her first label at the age of 12. She became a iconic-pop star in 1994. But all that changed when one day, on her way from a music video, a fatal plane crash ended her envious life.

Early Life

Singer and actress, Aaliyah was born on January 16, 1979 in Brooklyn, NY. She was raised in Detroit, MI, and competed in star search at age 11. Although she didn't win, she later on that year performed with R&B legend, Gladys Knight at a Five-Night stand in Las Vegas.
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In 1994, ate the age of 15, Aaliyah had a breakthrough when her album "Age ain't nothing but a number" jumped on the R&B charts. The album was produced by the famous singer R. Kelly, and the album sold millions of copies. The two hit songs "Back and Forth", and "At Your Best" earned a platinum status.

While still attending high school at, Detroit Performing Arts High School, at 17, Aaliyah released her second album "One in a million" in 1996. The album got hundreds of great reviews, and sold over two- million copies.

Acting Career

In 2000, Aaliyah stared in an action movie, "Romeo Must Die". She also produced the movies soundtrack, an performed the hit single, "Try Again". The song got a Grammy nomination as well as two MTV Music Video Awards for Best Female Video and Best Video From a Film.

Her third album "Aaliyah" reached number two on the Billboard album chart.

She also appeared in two more hit movies, "Damned" and Sci-Fi thriller "The Matrix"


Aaliyah - 4 Page Letter by citizinss
Aaliyah interview (July, 2001)

Sudden Death

Aaliyah Dana Haughton died August 25, 2001, when a small Cessna passenger plane carrying the singer and her video crew crashed and burst into flames shortly after takeoff from Abaco Island in the Bahamas, where they had just completed work on a video. The plane was headed for Miami, Florida. Aaliyah and seven other people died instantly while a ninth passenger died later at a Bahamian hospital. Aaliyah was 22 years old at the time of her death.
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