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Aaliyah (American Musician)
Date of Birth:
January 16, 1979
Date of Death:
August 25, 2001
Aaliyah Dana Haughton , better known as Aaliyah , was an American singer, dancer, actress, model, and teen idol. Introduced to audiences by R&B/pop singer R. Kelly, Aaliyah became famous during the mid-1990s with several hit records from the songwriting/production team of Missy Elliott and Timbaland. She is a 5 time Grammy nominated artist, and a 3 time AMAs winner.
Despite her short career, she sold approximately 32 million records worldwide. In addition to commercial success, her collaborations with Timbaland helped shape the sound of R&B in the latter half of the 1990s. She also modeled for Tommy Hilfiger and starred in two motion pictures before being killed in a plane crash in the Bahamas.