Aaliyah

Aaliyah Dana Haughton, better known as Aaliyah, is an American singer, actor, and model. She first featured on the television show ‘Star Search’ when she was ten years old. She is known as the “Princess of R&B” and the “Queen of Urban Pop.” She is the tenth most successful female R&B performer of the last 25 years, and the 27th most successful R&B artist in history, according to Billboard.

Aaliyah net worth:

Aaliyah was an American singer and artist with a $10 million net worth at the time of her death in 2001. Aaliyah’s bright life was tragically cut short when she was killed in a plane crash in August of 2001, just a month after her final album, “Aaliyah,” was released. She sold more than 30 million albums globally after her death.

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Aaliyah (Source: The Independent)

Aaliyah’s Early Life:

Aaliyah Dana Haughton is her full name. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, on January 16, 1979. She grew up in Detroit, Michigan. Diane Haughton, who was a vocalist, was her mother’s name. Michael Haughton, her manager, was her father’s name, but he died in 2012. She is a child of a younger age. She was of African descent. Rashad Haughton, her older brother, is her only sibling. She went to Gesu Elementary School, where she had the opportunity to perform in the theatrical show “Annie.” She also sang in the church choir, at weddings, and for charity. She graduated from Detroit High School with a flawless 4.0 grade point average.

Aaliyah’s Body Features:

Aaliyah stands 1.71 meters tall and weighs 57 kilograms. Her hair is black, and her eyes are dark brown. She has the ideal body type. She preferred to keep her physique in good shape by eating only healthy foods.

Aaliyah’s Career:

Jive and Blackground Records published her debut album, “Age Ain’t Nothing But a Number,” on May 24, 1994. The RIAA awarded it two Platinum certifications.
She departed Jive Records in August 1996 and released her second studio album, “One in a Million,” with Atlantic Records. The album was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on June 16, 1997.
She was the youngest vocalist to perform at the Academy Awards ceremony in 1998, when she sang a song.
She had a role in the film “Romeo Must Die,” which was released on March 22, 2000. She also provided four songs to the film’s soundtracks as an executive producer.
She appeared in the film “Queen of the Damned,” in which she portrayed an ancient vampire.
In July 2001, she released her third studio album, Aaliyah, which was titled after her. On the Billboard 200, it was number one.
Honey, a romance picture titled Some Kind of Blue, and a Whitney Houston-produced remake of the 1976 classic Sparkle were among the films she was signed to appear in in the future.
She was a part of Tommy Hilfiger’s All America Tour and appeared in Tommy Jean advertisements.
Aaliyah’s Achievements and Nominations:

She received a Grammy Award nomination. At the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards, she won Best Female Video and Best Video from a Film. She was also nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocalist for the song.

Aaliyah’s Private Life: Relationships:

R. Kelly and Aaliyah had a relationship and married on August 31, 1994, which was illegal. She eventually drifted apart from him. She then began dating Damon Dash, a co-founder of Roc-A-Fella Records. Dash stated that they were engaged to be married.

Death:

They finished filming the music video for “Rock the Boat” after that. The member of the record company and her boarded a twin-engine Cessna 402B at Marsh Harbour Airport in the Abaco Islands on August 25, 2001. They had a flight arranged for the next day, but once the filming was through, they were eager to return to the United States and decided to depart right away. Shortly after takeoff, the plane they were returning in crashed and exploded about 200 feet from the runway’s end. Pilot Luis Morales III, hair stylist Eric Forman, Anthony Dodd, security guard Scott Gallin, family friend Keith Wallace, make-up stylist Christopher Maldonado, and Blackground Records workers Douglas Kratz and Gina Smith were all killed, as were the other eight people on board. Gallin was unharmed in the initial collision. The jet was identified by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in Atlanta as belonging to the Florida-based company Skystream.

Aaliyah’s burial was held at the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Chapel and St. Ignatius Loyola Church in Manhattan on August 31, 2001. Her remains was carried in a glass horse-drawn hearse in a silver-plated copper-deposit coffin.

The German publication Die Zeit revealed passages from an interview with Aaliyah conducted soon before her death, in which she characterized a recurring scenario as “In my favorite dream, it’s gloomy. Someone is keeping an eye on me. I’m not sure why. I’m terrified. Then, all of a sudden, I take off. It is a long distance away. What am I thinking? I feel as if I’m swimming through the air. Free. Weightless. Nobody can get in touch with me. Nobody has the power to harm me. It’s a fantastic sensation.”

After her death, Aaliyah received two posthumous prizes from the American Music Awards in 2002: Favorite Female R&B Artist and Favorite R&B/Soul Album.
Queen of the Damned, her second and final film, was released in February 2002.
Ultimate Aaliyah, Aaliyah’s second compilation album, was published in the UK by Blackground Records in 2005.
In June 2013, she was featured on Chris Brown’s new song, “Don’t Think They Know.”

Quick Facts About Aaliyah

Celebrated Name Aaliyah
Age 42 Years
Nick Name Liyah BabyGirl
Birth Name Aaliyah Dana Haughton
Birth Date 1979-01-16
Gender Female
Profession Singer
Birth Nation United States
Place Of Birth Brooklyn, New York
Father Michael Haughton
Mother Diane Haughton
Height 1.71 m
Weight 57 kg
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Black
Marital Status Married
Boyfriend Damon Dash
Nationality American
Horoscope Capricorn
Net Worth $10 million dollar
Death Date 25 August 2001
Cause Of Death Plane Crash

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