Aaliyah bio, Career, Songs, Love, Net worth, Early life, Facts
Who is Aaliyah?
One of the American singer, actress, and model is Aaliyah Dana Haughton who was famous as Aaliyah. She is listed as the tenth most successful female R&B artist of the past 25 years, and the 27th most successful R&B artist in history.
Aaliyah's Early life
On 16 January 1979, Aaliyah Dana Haughton was born to Diane and Michael Haughton in Brooklyn, New York. She had a brother with whom she was very close. She was very family oriented and also had close relationships with her parents and grandmother. Her mother was a vocalist and young Aaliyah began singing when she was a little child, performing at weddings, church choirs, and charity events. Her uncle Barry Hankerson was married to the recording artist Gladys Knight, who played a major role in introducing Aaliyah to the show business. With the support of Gladys, Aaliyah auditioned for commercials and television programs and also for several record labels. She started appearing in concerts next to Gladys when she was 11.
Fig: Aaliyah Dana Haughton as a singer
When she was just 12, Aaliyah signed Blackground Records with Jive Records and her uncle Barry Hankerson. Her debut album,' Age Ain't Nothing but a Number,' recorded when the singer was only 14, was released in 1994. In its very first week, the album sold nearly 74,000 copies and on Billboard 200, it reached from 24th to 18th position, selling over three million copies in the United States, where it was certified by the RIAA as double platinum. The tremendous success of the album catapulted Aaliyah took her to international stardom. During that time, rumors of her illegal marriage to her mentor and recording artist and producer R. Kelly began to circulate.
Aaliyah left Jive Records and signed a contract with Atlantic Records, to silent the rumors under which she released her second album ' One in a Million' in 1996. At the 1998 Academy Awards ceremony, she performed the song and became the youngest singer to perform at the event. The song' Are You That Someone? On' Dr. featured. Dolittle's soundtrack and Aaliyah won her first Grammy Award nomination. In 1999, she was selected to play her first film role in the action film ' Romeo Must Die,' starring opposite martial arts star Jet Li. The film, released in 2000, was a big commercial hit. In addition to acting, she also served as executive producer of the soundtrack of the film and performed the hit single' Try gain among others.’
How much is the net worth of Aaliyah?
Fig: Aaliyah Dana Haughton lifestyle
Sources estimated that the net worth of Aaliyah was $10 million. Aaliyah's career as a singer and actress was undoubtedly the main part of this sum of money which are a sufficient amount for living a lavish and happy life.
In the Personal life and legacy
Fig: Aaliyah Dana Haughton with her boyfriend Damon Dash
It was once rumored that Aaliyah had married R.Kelly in an illegal marriage that was later annulled. However, the pair denied marriage allegations. At the time of her death, she was dating Damon Dash, co-founder of Roc-A-Fella Records. Aaliyah and her crew flew to the Bahamas on 25 August 2001 to shoot the music video for the song ' Rock the Boat.' When the shoot was completed early, the crew, eager to return to Florida instead of waiting for the next day as scheduled, boarded a small private aircraft. The designated aircraft was smaller than the one the crew had arrived, but the whole party and all the equipment were accommodated on board, with a surplus of 320 Kg overloading the aircraft and one excess passenger. The plane crashed soon after take-off, killing everyone on board.
She was nominated for the Grammy Award. She won the Best Female Video from a film awards at the 2000 MTV Video music awards. It also earned her Grammy Award nomination for best female R&B vocalist.
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