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