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Aaliyah

Singer, Dancer, Actor & Model
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Net worth 2018: $10 Million
Industry: Singers
Residence: New York City
Country: United States
BirthDay: 16 January 1979
Sigh: Aquarius
Died On: August 25, 2001
Education: Detroit High School for the Fine and Performing Arts, Detroit, MI
BIOGRAPHY

Aaliyah was bornon 16 January 1979 in New York City, American, is Singer, Dancer, Actor & Model. Aaliyah was an American singer best known for her debut album ‘Age Ain't Nothing but a Number’ which sold three million copies in the United States. Her second album was also a resounding success and she soon became one of the hottest youth icons in the 1990s. Interested in music from an early age, she had inherited her singing talents from her vocalist mother. The recording artist Gladys Maria Knight was her close relative and played a major role in introducing young Aaliyah to the show business. She travelled often with Gladys and began auditioning for commercials and television programs. She got lucky and signed a deal with Jive Records and her uncle Barry Hankerson's Blackground Records, at the young age of 12. Her debut album, recorded when she was just 14 proved to be a sensational hit and is said to have defined R&B in the 1990s. A phenomenally successful singing career followed and she soon ventured into films as well, making her debut as an actress in ‘Romeo Must Die’ starring opposite martial artist Jet Li. She also served as an executive producer of the film's soundtrack, where she contributed four songs. The rising star met an abrupt end in an aircraft crash in 2001, aged just 22.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2018

$10 Million

TIMELINE
2001

Her third album, ‘Aaliyah’, released in July 2001, reached No

2000

The film, released in 2000 was a huge commercial hit

1999

In 1999, she was selected to play her first film role in the action movie ‘Romeo Must Die’, starring opposite martial arts star Jet Li

1998

She then performed the song at the 1998 Academy Awards ceremony and became the youngest singer to perform at the event

1997

In 1997, she contributed on the soundtrack album for the animated feature ‘Anastasia’, performing a cover version of ‘Journey to the Past’

1996

In order to silence the rumors, Aaliyah left Jive Records and signed a contract with Atlantic Records, under which she released her second album ‘One in a Million’ in 1996

1994

Her debut album, ‘Age Ain't Nothing but a Number’, recorded when the singer was just 14, was released in 1994

1990

Credited with redefining R&B and hip hop in the 1990s, Aaliyah was paid tribute at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards

1979

Aaliyah Dana Haughton was born on January 16, 1979, in Brooklyn, New York, to Diane and Michael Haughton

1924

Soon it reached from the 24th to the 18th position in Billboard 200, eventually selling over three million copies in the United States, where it was certified double Platinum by the RIAA

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