Singer + Dancer + Actress + Model
Born Jan 16, 1979
Hometown Brooklyn
Died Aug 25, 2001
Death Place Marsh Harbour
Religion Roman Catholic
Genres Pop music + Conte...
Performed With Missy Elliott + S...

Aaliyah Dana Haughton, who performed under the mononym Aaliyah, was an American recording artist, actress and model. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, and was 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.… Read More

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  • Music Review; Rapping Through Contrasting Moods
    NYTimes - Sep 30, 2010
  • Metro Briefing | New York: Manhattan: No Aaliyah Suit
    NYTimes - Jan 07, 2005
  • Arts, Briefly; Hip Hop Ring Tones
    NYTimes - Jan 04, 2005
  • Record Company Can Sue Over Popular Singer's Death
    NYTimes - May 29, 2004


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Aaliyah.


1979 Birth Aaliyah Dana Haughton was born on January 16, 1979, in Brooklyn, New York. … Read More


1994 15 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Additionally, she released "The Thing I Like" as part of the soundtrack to the 1994 film A Low Down Dirty Shame. … Read More
1995 16 Years Old Aaliyah, who was 15 at the time, was listed as 18 on the certificate; the illegal marriage was annulled in February 1995 by her parents. … Read More
1996 17 Years Old In 1996, Aaliyah left Jive Records and signed with Atlantic Records. … Read More
1997 18 Years Old Aaliyah attended the Detroit High School for the Performing Arts, where she majored in drama and graduated in 1997. … Read More
1998 19 Years Old Aaliyah performed the song at the 1998 Academy Awards ceremony and became the youngest singer to perform at the event. … Read More


2000 21 Years Old In 2000, Aaliyah landed her first major movie role in Romeo Must Die. … Read More
The first single, "We Need a Resolution", featured Timbaland and was released in late April in the United States. The song reached number fifty nine on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the issue dated June 9, 2001, and remained on the chart for sixteen weeks. "We Need a Resolution" reached the top 20 of the UK Singles Chart and the top 30 in Canada. … Read More
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