Aaliyah Dana Haughton , who performed under the mononym Aaliyah , was an American recording artist, 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...
|Birthdate:||January 16, 1979|
|Birthplace:||Brooklyn, New York|
|Date of death:||August 25, 2001|
|Education:||Detroit School of Arts|
|Also known as:||Aallyah, Aaliyah (Ah-lee-yah), Alliyah|