Aaliyah

Aaliyah

The Princess of R&B.

Founded

January 16, 1979 in Brooklyn, New York

Full Name

Aaliyah Dana Haughton

Date of Birth

January 16, 1979 in Brooklyn, New York

Still Alive

Date of Death

August 25, 2001 in Marsh Harbour, Abaco Islands, The Bahamas

Influenced By

Gladys Knight, En Vogue, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Prince

Later Influenced

Brandy, Christina Aguilera, Destiny's Child, Adele, Ciara

Aaliyah album covers.
Aaliyah album covers.

About The artist

A star in the R&B world before she was even out of her teens, Aaliyah's promising career was tragically cut short by her death in a plane crash at age 22. Her work with Timbaland, especially, was some of the most forward-looking R&B of its time, even while the competing neo-soul movement was gaining prominence...Despite her small body of work, Aaliyah has inspired a legion of artists that includes Ciara, Rihanna, Drake, and Jhené Aiko.
Steve Huey for Allmusic.com

Did you know...

Aaliyah's uncle, Barry Hankerson, was a manager and entertainment lawyer who was married to Gladys Knight for a time. At the age of 12, she spent five nights in Las Vegas performing as part of Gladys Knight's show.

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