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


…  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.
1996 17 Years Old In 1996, Aaliyah left Jive Records and signed with Atlantic Records. … Read More
The month prior to One in a Millions release, on May 5, 1997, music publisher Windswept Pacific filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court against Aaliyah claiming she had illegally copied Bobby Caldwell's "What You Won't Do for Love" for the single "Age Ain't Nothing but a Number".


1999 20 Years Old In 1999, Aaliyah landed her first movie role in Romeo Must Die, released March 22, 2000. … Read More
In May 2001, Shaquille O'Neal admitted that his remarks where he claimed to have engaged in sexual intercourse with Aaliyah, Cindy Crawford and Venus Williams were false after making the allegations during an appearance on a radio station and apologized to the three. … Read More
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