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Aaliyah is an American singer, model, and dancer. She signed a contract with Jive Records at the age of 12 and became an overnight R&B icon. She died in a fatal car crash at the peak of her fame.

A 15-year-old Aaliyah reportedly married a then-27-year-old R. Kelly in 1994. The singer denied the reports and the marriage was reportedly annulled.

Aaliyah died in a plane crash in The Bahamas while returning from a music shoot. Eight members of her film crew also lost their lives in the 2001 crash. She was 22 years old at the time of her death.


  • Full name: Aaliyah Dana Haughton
  • Born: January 16, 1979
  • Death: August 25, 2001
  • Height: 5′ 7″
  • Spouse: R. Kelly ( 1994–1995)
  • Hometown: Brooklyn
  • Net worth: $8 million at time of death
  • Genre: Pop, R&B, hip hop
  • Debut Album: Age Ain’t Nothing But a Number

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