Aaliyah Aaliyah

Singer, dancer, actress, model Aaliyah Aaliyah

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.
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MUSIC REVIEW; Rapping Through Contrasting Moods
NYTimes - over 7 years
A sad fact of hip-hop shows is the tribute segment, and over the years, the list of rappers getting memorialized only grows longer. It used to be just Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur. Now there's Big Punisher, Big L, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Guru and more. Drake paid tribute to just one person on Tuesday night at Radio City Music Hall, his first of two
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Metro Briefing | New York: Manhattan: No Aaliyah Suit
NYTimes - about 13 years
The singer Aaliyah's record company cannot sue the video producer that arranged the airplane flight on which she and eight others died in a crash in the Bahamas in August 2001, the state Supreme Court's Appellate Division ruled yesterday. The court dismissed a lawsuit brought by Blackground Records, which the singer partly owned, saying that only
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Arts, Briefly; Hip-Hop Ring Tones
NYTimes - about 13 years
Zingy, a company that sells entertainment for cellular phones, said yesterday that it had signed exclusive deals to deliver voice recordings from the rap star Kanye West and songs from the R&B star Aaliyah, who died in a 2001 plane crash. The company said Mr. West, whose debut album, ''The College Dropout,'' ranked as one of last year's biggest
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Record Company Can Sue Over Popular Singer's Death
NYTimes - over 13 years
Nearly three years after the popular singer and actress Aaliyah died in a plane crash in the Bahamas after shooting a video, a Manhattan judge has decided that her record company can sue the video production company to settle questions of negligence and damages. In a decision that became public yesterday, Justice Carol Edmead of State Supreme Court
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Corrections
NYTimes - about 15 years
An article on Nov. 3 about the increased assertiveness of teenage girls in romantic and sexual relationships misstated the year the singer Aaliyah had a hit with ''Are You That Somebody?'' which at one point likens a girl to a hawk and a boy to her prey. It was 1998, not 2001. A reader notified The Times about the error on Nov. 5. This correction
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MUSIC: SPINS; A Reminder Of the Real Aaliyah
NYTimes - about 15 years
It's been more than a year since Aaliyah was killed in a plane crash, and it's no surprise that her death has changed the way people talk about her singing. Everyone seems to agree that she had ''the voice of an angel,'' as if her recording career was merely a prelude to her time in heaven. Let's make sure the myth doesn't obscure the music.
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R. Kelly, R & B Star, Is Indicted on Child Sex Charges
NYTimes - over 15 years
R. Kelly, the Grammy-winning R & B singer, was indicted today on 21 counts of child pornography after the authorities said he made a sexually explicit videotape with an underage girl that has been selling in bootleg versions on street corners across the country. Mr. Kelly was arrested this afternoon after leaving a home he was renting in Davenport,
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National Briefing | West: California: Dead Singer's Parents File Suit
NYTimes - almost 16 years
The parents of the singer Aaliyah have filed a lawsuit charging Virgin Records, several production companies and Blackhawk International Airways with negligence in connection with the plane crash in the Bahamas that killed her and eight members of her entourage last August. The suit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, contends the companies knew
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Hollywood Bound? Good Luck, Divas; Pop Stars Try to Parlay Fame Into Big-Screen Success, but Few Quit Their Day Job
NYTimes - almost 16 years
For pop singers accustomed to churning out music videos, acting in movies may not seem like much of a stretch. The last few weeks have seen the release of three feature films with young divas as leading ladies, with more to come, all produced in the expectation that the pictures will be borne aloft by the stars' built-in audiences. But as Mariah
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FILM REVIEW; A Vampire Searches for Meaning to a Rock Beat
NYTimes - about 16 years
If Anne Rice was upset over the film adaptation of her ''Interview With the Vampire'' a few years back, then she probably already has Johnnie Cochran preparing legal briefs over ''Queen of the Damned,'' the latest movie version of one of her books. The message of this florid and dull ''Queen,'' about the lonely ways of the undead, boils down to
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Aaliyah
    TWENTIES
  • 2001
    Age 22
    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".
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    She released her third and final album, Aaliyah, in July 2001.
    Aaliyah was honored at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards by Janet Jackson, Missy Elliott, Timbaland, Ginuwine and her brother, Rashad, who all paid tribute to her.
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    Sanneh asserted that by the time of her death in 2001, Aaliyah "had recorded some of the most innovative and influential pop songs of the last five years."
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    In a 2001 review of her eponymous album, Rolling Stone professed that Aaliyah's impact on R&B and pop has been enormous.
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    Aaliyah's funeral was held on August 31, 2001, at the St. Ignatius Loyola Church in Manhattan.
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    On August 25, 2001, at 6:50 p.m. (EDT), Aaliyah and the members of the record company boarded a twin-engine Cessna 402B (registration N8097W) at the Marsh Harbour Airport in Abaco Islands, The Bahamas, to travel to the Opa-locka Airport in Florida, after they completed filming the music video for "Rock the Boat".
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    In May 2001, she hosted a party for Dash's 30th birthday at a New York City club, where they were spotted together and Dash was seen escorting her to a bathroom.
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    Quincy Jones said she was "like one of my daughters" and Aaliyah vacationed with him and his family in Fiji. She was close friends with his daughter Kidada Jones. By 2001, they had been best friends for five years and Jones described her as having a great sense of humor.
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    In October 2001, Rashad stated: "It really boggles everyone that from Day One, every single video she ever shot there's always been myself or my mother or my father there.
    Despite making a profit from her career that allowed her to purchase the vehicle she wanted, Aaliyah revealed during her final interview on August 21, 2001 on 106 & Park that she had never owned a car due to living in New York City and hiring a car or driver on a regular basis.
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    By 2001, Aaliyah had enjoyed her now seven-year career and felt a sense of accomplishment. "This is what I always wanted," she said of her career in Vibe magazine. "I breathe to perform, to entertain, I can't imagine myself doing anything else.
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    In July 2001, she allowed MTV's show Diary behind-the-scenes access to her life and stated "I am truly blessed to wake up every morning to do something that I love; there is nothing better than that."
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    She finished recording the album in March 2001 after a year of recording tracks that began in March of the previous year.
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    Aaliyah released her self-titled album, Aaliyah, in July 2001.
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    The following month, June 2001, Aaliyah posed for a photo shoot with Eric Johnson.
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    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.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1999
    Age 20
    In 1999, Aaliyah landed her first film role in Romeo Must Die, released March 22, 2000.
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  • 1998
    Age 19
    Aaliyah performed the song at the 1998 Academy Awards ceremony and became the youngest singer to perform at the event.
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  • 1997
    Age 18
    Aaliyah admitted in court documents that she had lied about her age. In May 1997, she filed suit in Cook County seeking to have all records of the marriage expunged because she was not old enough under state law to get married without her parents' consent.
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    In 1997 Aaliyah performed the Christmas carol What Child Is This at the annual holiday special Christmas in Washington.
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    Aaliyah attended the Detroit High School for the Fine and Performing Arts, where she majored in drama and graduated in 1997 with a 4. GPA.
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    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".
  • 1996
    Age 17
    In 1996, Aaliyah left Jive Records and signed with Atlantic Records.
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  • 1995
    Age 16
    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.
  • 1994
    Age 15
    In December 1994, Aaliyah told the Sun-Times that whenever she was asked about being married to R. Kelly, she urged them not to believe "all that mess" and that she and R. Kelly were "close" and "people took it the wrong way."
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    Vibe magazine later revealed a marriage certificate that listed the couple married on August 31, 1994, in Sheraton Gateway Suites in Rosemont, Illinois.
    Additionally, she released "The Thing I Like" as part of the soundtrack to the 1994 film A Low Down Dirty Shame.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1979
    Age 0
    Aaliyah Dana Haughton was born on January 16, 1979, in Brooklyn, New York, and was the younger child of Diane and Michael Haughton.
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