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R & B music artist from Huntington New York USA

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  • Jun 27, 2012
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heyy liyah so much miss you everyday God wakes me up i get to see you Luv and Miss you #1 fan
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Born: January 16, 1979 in Brooklyn, NY
Years Active: 90 's, 00's
Died: August 25, 2001 in Abaco, The Bahamas
Genre: R&B

A star in the R&B world before she was even out of her teens, Aaliyah's promising career was tragically cut short by her death in a plane crash at age 22. Even with only three albums under her belt, she'd already earned a place as a talented trendsetter among the R&B elite. Following a successful transition to a more mature image, Aaliyah played a major role in popularizing the stuttering, futuristic production style that consumed hip-hop and urban soul in the late '90s. Her work with Timbaland, especially, was some of the most forward-looking R&B of its time, even while the competing neo-soul movement was gaining prominence. Aaliyah's death came on the heels of her third and most accomplished album, making it especially unfortunate that she was robbed of a chance to continue her creative development.

Aaliyah Dana Haughton was born January 16, 1979, in Brooklyn, and named after a Swahili word meaning "most exalted one." Her uncle, Barry Hankerson, was a manager and entertainment lawyer who was married to Gladys Knight for a time, and her mother, also a singer, enrolled Aaliyah in voice lessons before she'd even started school. Still very young, she moved with her family to Detroit, where she sang in several school plays. At age nine, she successfully auditioned for the TV show Star Search, where she ...
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Nationality: American
Birth Date: January 16, 1979, Jan 16, 1979 12:00 A
Height: 67 inches

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