Aaliyah was an American singer, dancer, actress, and model. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised
in Detroit, Michigan.
Aaliyah sold 52 million records worldwide. She has been credited for helping redefine contemporary R&B and
hip hop, earning her the nicknames "Princess of R&B" and "Queen of Urban Pop".
Aaliyah Dana Haughton
January 16, 1979
(In Brooklyn, New York, U.S.)
August 25, 2001 (at the age of 22)
(In Marsh Harbour, Abaco Islands, The Bahamas)
(Cause of death - Plane crash)
Ferncliff Cemetery, Hartsdale, New York, U.S.
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
5' 7½" (1.71 m)
singer, dancer, actress, model
Detroit's Performing Arts High School
(August 30th, 1994 - February 7th, 1995) (annulled)
Rashad Haughton (brother)
Barry Hankerson (uncle)
R&B, pop, hip hop
Aaliyah is Arabic for "highest, most exalted one"
Did You Know:
• one grandmother was part Native American
• She appeared on "Star Search" at the age of 10
• Her marriage with R Kelly was illegal because she was under age at the time
• Aaliyah and eight others were killed in a plane crash in The Bahamas after filming the music video
for the single Rock The Boat
The pilot, Luis Morales III, was unlicensed at the time of the accident and had traces of
cocaine and alcohol in his system
Romeo Must Die (2000)
Queen Of The Damned (2002)
Keep working hard and you can get anything that you want. If God gave you the talent, you should go for it. But don't think it's going to be easy. It's hard!
I think it's important to take a break, you know, from the public eye for a while, and give people a chance to miss you. I want longevity. I don't want to get out there and run myself ragged and spread myself thin.
I want people to remember me as a full on entertainer and a good person.
It's hard to say what I want my legacy to be when I'm long gone.
MTV Video Music Awards for Best Female Video and Best Video from a Film ("Try Again" (Romeo Must Die))
American Music Awards for Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist and Favorite Soul/R&B Album
Soul Train Award for Female R&B/Soul Single ("Rock The Boat").
Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards - Best R&B/Soul Single, Solo award and R&B/Soul or Rap Song of the Year
American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist.