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16th January 1979

Aaliyah

American singer, actress and model

Aaliyah Dana Haughton was an American singer, actress, and model. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, and 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. Kelly, who became her mentor, as well as lead songwriter and producer of her debut album, Age Ain't Nothing but a Number. The album sold three million copies in the United States and was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). After facing allegations of an illegal marriage with R. Kelly, Aaliyah ended her contract with Jive and signed with Atlantic Records.

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  • Lived from
    1979 - 2001 (Died age 22)
  • Birthday:
    16th January 1979
  • Gender:
    Female
  • Star Sign:
    Capricorn
  • Place of Birth:
    New York City
  • Country:
    United States of America