- At age 11, performed in Las Vegas with Gladys Knight, who was once married to Aaliyah's uncle and manager Barry Hankerson.
- Appeared on the talent show Star Search in 1990, singing the ballad "My Funny Valentine," but didn't win.
- Auditioned for a role on the sitcom Family Matters.
- Released debut album Age Ain't Nothin' But A Number, which went platinum, in 1994.
- Made feature-film acting debut in 2000's Romeo Must Die.
- Won two Moonman statues at the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards.
- Died in a plane crash in 2001 after shooting a music video in the Bahamas.
- Ranked No. 36 in VH1's 2002 series 100 Sexiest Artists.
- In 2002, posthumously received two American Music Awards.
- Diane Haughton — Mother
- Mintis L. Hicks Hankerson — Grandmother
- Barry Hankerson — Uncle
- Michael Haughton — Father
- Rashad Haughton — Brother
- Birth Name: Aaliyah Dana Haughton
- Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, United States
- Died: August 25, 2001
- Profession: Singer, Actor
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