Aaliyah

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Full name: Aaliyah Dana Haughton - Born In: Brooklyn, New York, USA

Alleged Spouse: R. Kelly (31 August 1994 - 1994) (annulled)

Annotation last modified on 2005-04-23 01:29 UTC.

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Aaliyah Dana Haughton (/ɑːˈliːə/) (January 16, 1979 – August 25, 2001) was an American singer, dancer, actress, and model. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in Detroit, Michigan. At the age of 10, she appeared on the television show Star Search and performed in concert alongside Gladys Knight. At age 12, Aaliyah signed with Jive Records and her uncle Barry Hankerson's Blackground Records. Hankerson introduced her to R. Kelly, who became her mentor, as well as lead songwriter and producer of her debut album, Age Ain't Nothing but a Number. The album sold three million copies in the United States and was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). After facing allegations of an illegal marriage with R. Kelly, Aaliyah ended her contract with Jive and signed with Atlantic Records.

Aaliyah worked with record producers Timbaland and Missy Elliott for her second album, One in a Million; it sold 3.7 million copies in the United States and over eight million copies worldwide. In 2000, Aaliyah appeared in her first major film, Romeo Must Die. She contributed to the film's soundtrack, which spawned the single "Try Again". The song topped the Billboard Hot 100 solely on airplay, making Aaliyah the first artist in Billboard history to achieve this feat. "Try Again" earned Aaliyah a Grammy Award nomination for Best Female R&B Vocalist. After completing Romeo Must Die, Aaliyah filmed her part in Queen of the Damned. She released her third and final album, Aaliyah, in July 2001.

On August 25, 2001, 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. Aaliyah's family later filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Blackhawk International Airways, which was settled out of court. Aaliyah's music has continued to achieve commercial success with several posthumous releases. 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". She is listed by Billboard as the tenth most successful female R&B artist of the past 25 years and 27th most successful R&B artist in history.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1994 Age Ain't Nothing but a Number Aaliyah 3 7
1996 One in a Million Aaliyah 5 3
2001 Aaliyah Aaliyah 6

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2002 I Care 4 U Compilation Aaliyah 5
2005 Special Edition: Rare Tracks & Visuals Compilation Aaliyah 1
2005 Ultimate Aaliyah Compilation Aaliyah 1
2011 All Aaliyah Vol.1 - [The Dave Cash Collection] Compilation Aaliyah 1
2011 All Aaliyah, Vol. 2 (The Dave Cash Collection) Compilation Aaliyah 1
2011 Lay It on Me: The Dave Cash Collection Compilation Aaliyah 1
Best of Aaliyah Compilation Aaliyah 1

Album + Remix

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2005 Rare Recordings and DJ Remixes Remix Aaliyah 1

Single

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1994 Back & Forth Aaliyah 2
1994 At Your Best (You Are Love) Aaliyah 4
1994 Age Ain't Nothing but a Number Aaliyah 2
1995 The Thing I Like Aaliyah 1
1996 Down With the Clique Aaliyah 1
1996 Got to Give It Up Aaliyah 1
1996 If Your Girl Only Knew Aaliyah 1
1997 If Your Girl Only Knew / One in a Million Aaliyah 1
1997 4 Page Letter Aaliyah 1
1997 The One I Gave My Heart To / Hot Like Fire Aaliyah 2
1997 One in a Million Aaliyah 2
1998 Are You That Somebody? Aaliyah 2
1998 Are You That Somebody? Aaliyah 3 1
1998 Journey to the Past Aaliyah 1
2000 Try Again Aaliyah 2
2001 We Need a Resolution Aaliyah 4
2002 More Than a Woman Aaliyah 2
2002 Rock the Boat Aaliyah 5 1
2003 Miss You Aaliyah 2
2003 Don't Know What to Tell Ya Aaliyah 1
2013 Don't Think They Know Chris Brown feat. Aaliyah 1

Other

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2011 Heartbroken Aaliyah 1

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