R&B Singer

Aaliyah Dana Haughton was an American singer and actress. She has been credited for helping to redefine contemporary R&B, pop and hip hop, earning her the nicknames the "Princess of R&B" and "Queen of Urban Pop".

Full Name
Aaliyah Dana Haughton
Jan 16, 1979
Aug 25, 2001
5′ 7″
Net Worth


Aaliyah Dana Haughton was born on January 16, 1979 in Brooklyn, New York. She was the daughter of Diane and Michael Haughton. Aaliyah's parents were both African-American, and she had three siblings. Her family moved to Detroit, Michigan when she was five years old.

Aaliyah began her singing career in 1990 at the age of 11 when she was featured on R&B group Immature's album, "Playtyme Is Over". She released her debut album in 1994 entitled "Age Ain't Nothing But a Number" which spawned two hit singles, including her breakthrough single "Back & Forth". The success of this album established Aaliyah as an R&B sensation.

In 1996, Aaliyah released her second album "One In A Million", which sold over 8 million copies worldwide and spawned four hit singles. Her success continued with her third studio album "Aaliyah" (2001) which debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 chart and sold over 3 million copies in the United States alone.

Aaliyah's fourth studio album "I Care 4 U" was released posthumously in 2002 after a tragic plane crash that took her life on August 25th 2001. The album featured previously unreleased material along with popular hits from throughout her career as well as five newly recorded songs. The album went platinum and has sold over 7 million copies worldwide since its release. 

Throughout her career, Aaliyah won numerous awards including six Soul Train Music Awards, one American Music Award and two MTV Video Music Awards among many others. She also earned multiple Grammy nominations for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B Song throughout her career before tragically passing away at the young age of 22.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1979</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Aaliyah is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On January 16, 1979, Aaliyah Dana Haughton was born in Brooklyn, New York.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1994</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Debut Album is Released</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Aaliyah releases her debut album Age Ain't Nothing But a Number.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1996</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">2nd Album One in a Million is Released</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Aaliyah releases her second album One in a Million to commercial success and critical acclaim.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2000</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">3rd Album is Released</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Releases her third album Aaliyah which entered the Billboard 200 at number two.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2001</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Death in Plane Crash</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On August 25, 2001, Aaliyah was killed in a tragic plane crash in the Bahamas.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2002</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Posthumous Album Released</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Her fourth and final album Aaliyah is released posthumously.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2012</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Hollywood Walk of Fame Star</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Aaliyah is honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She Was a Talented Singer</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Aaliyah was a talented singer and songwriter who could sing in a variety of genres. Her voice was unique and powerful, and she was able to convey emotion through her music.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She Was an Inspiration</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Aaliyah was an inspiration to many young people. She was a role model for young women as she showed them that they could be successful no matter what obstacles they faced. She also taught people to be strong when facing adversity.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> Her Music Will Live On</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Aaliyah's music will live on forever. Her songs can still be heard today, and her legacy will continue to inspire new generations of fans. She will always be remembered as one of the greatest singers of all time.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> One of the Youngest Recording Artists</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">At the age of 14, Aaliyah signed with Jive Records and released her debut album, Age Ain't Nothing But a Number, which was certified double platinum.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Appeared in Movies</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Aaliyah acted in two major motion pictures - Romeo Must Die and Queen of the Damned. She also starred in her own music videos.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Aaliyah's Music is Timely</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Aaliyah's music has stood the test of time and is still relevant today, with her songs sampled and covered by an array of current artists.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Aaliyah Had a Record Breaking Album</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Aaliyah's self titled third album sold over 8 million copies worldwide, making it one of the most successful albums of all time.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Involved in Philanthropy</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Aaliyah was passionate about helping others and was actively involved in various philanthropic efforts such as Habitat for Humanity and the Red Cross.</p></div>


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