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** Aaliyah **

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This article is about the singer. For her self-titled album, see Aaliyah
(album). For the Zionist concept, see Aliyah.
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Aaliyah in Berlin, Germany, May 2000
Background information
Birth name Aaliyah Dana Haughton
Born (1979-01-16)January 16, 1979
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Died August 25, 2001(2001-08-25) (aged 22)
Marsh Harbour, Abaco Islands, The Bahamas
Genres R&B, pop, hip hop
Occupations Singer, dancer, actress, model
Years active 1991–2001
Labels Blackground, Jive, Atlantic, Virgin
Associated acts Missy Elliott, Ginuwine, R. Kelly, Mr. Lee, Slick Rick,
Static, Timbaland, Treach
Website www.aaliyah.com

*Aaliyah Dana Haughton* (January 16, 1979 – August 25, 2001), who
performed under the mononym *Aaliyah* (/ɑːˈliːə/), was an
American recording artist, dancer, 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. 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.

Aaliyah worked with record producers Timbaland and Missy Elliott for her
second album, /One in a Million/; it sold 3.7 million copies in the United
States and over eight million copies worldwide. In 2000, Aaliyah appeared
in her first major

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