Aaliyah

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Aaliyah
Aaliyah

A star in the world of R&B, her passion for music began at a very young age where her mother enrolled her to a voice lesson class even before school. Her most promising career was short-lived after her tragic death in a plane crash at 22. Even having only three albums, these still earned her a place in the R&B elite club. To date she has sold over 32 million albums worldwide, earning her the title "Princess of R&B" and known to many of her fans as "Queen Of Urban Pop".

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About

Aaliyah Dana Haughton born on January 16, 1979 was better known simply as Aaliyah. She was an American-African R&B singer, dancer, actess, and model where her she debuted on 1994 with her first album Age Ain't Nothing But A Number. Her first album produced several chart topping hits as "At Your Best (You Are Love)" and "If Your Girl Only Knew" where it claimed her to fame.

Music runs in their family, at a young age, her mother, Diane Haughton also a singer encouraged Aaliyah to go music. Her uncle is also a prominent figure in the music industry and one of her aunt is also a legendary soul singer. Through time, Aaliyah would always hear her mother sing and the turning point of her life as a singer was when the time she joined local talent competition. She never won, but her potential was taken notice with an agent in New York where she began to attend auditions.

Filmography

In 2000, she co-starred with Jet Li in the martial-arts film "Romeo Must Die". And on 2001, she went on to Australia to co-star with Stuart Townsend in the film "Queen of the Damned", and adaption of the Anne Rice novel.

Death

Aaliyah's life ended on August 25, 2001 with 7 other friends who boarded a twin engine Cessna 402B where investigation said to be that the pilot had traces of cocaine and alcohol after autopsy.

Awards & Certifications

Year Award Category Won
2003 American Music Award Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist
2002 American Music Award Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist
2002 American Music Award Favorite Soul/R&B Album for "Aaliyah"
2002 Soul Train Music Award Female R&B/Soul Single for "Rock The Boat"
2002 Soul Train Lady of Soul Award Best R&B/Soul Single for "Rock The Boat"
2002 Soul Train Lady of Soul Award R&B/Soul or Rap Song of the Year for "Rock The Boat"
2002 Soul Train Lady of Soul Solo award for "Rock The Boat"
2000 MTV Video Music Award Best Female Video for "Try Again"
2000 MTV Video Music Award Best Video from a Film for "Try Again"

Chart Toppers

Year Title Hot R&B Billboard Hot 100 Album
2002 I Care 4 U 3 16 Aaliyah
2002 More Than A Woman 7 25 Aaliyah
2001 Rock The Boat 2 14 Aaliyah
2001 We Need A Resolution 15 59 Aaliyah
2000 Try Again 4 1 One In A Million
1997 The One I Gave My Heart To 8 9 One In A Million
1996 If Your Girl Only Knew 1 11 One In A Million
1995 Age Ain't Nothing But A Number 35 75 Age Ain't Nothing But A Number
1994 At Your Best (You Are Love) 2 6 Age Ain't Nothing But A Number

News

Tours & Concerts

There are no available tours and concerts for this artist.

Announcements

Aaliyah Memorial Fund Aaliyah Memorial Fund is accepting donations for the beneficiaries of Revlon/UCLA Women's Breast Cancer Research Program, the Sloan Kettering Memorial Center for Cancer Research, the National Breast Cancer Coalition and the Step-up Women's Network.

Discography

Albums

Year Album Title Release Date Labels
2001 Aaliyah July, 17, 2001 Blackground
1996 One In A Million August 27, 1996 Blackground
1994 Age Ain't Nothing But A Number June 18, 1994 Blackground

Compilations

Year Album Title Release Date Label
2005 Ultimate Aaliyah May, 10, 2005 Blackground
2002 I Care 4 U December, 10, 2002 Blackground

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Trivia

  • Aaliyah was the leading lady of Jet Li in the movie "Romeo Must Die" in the year 2000.
  • Aaliyah earned a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.0 when she graduated high school from Detroit High School for the Fine and Performing Arts.
  • Aaliyah was the first and youngest African-American woman to ever perform at the Oscars at age 19.

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