Aaliyah

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Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Biography

Aaliyah Dana Haughton, 16 January 1979, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA, d. 25 August 2001, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Island, Bahamas, West Indies. Although she grew up in Detroit, Michigan, Aaliyah pronounced Ah-Lee-Yah (‘highest, most exalted one’ in Swahili), initially came to attention as part of the ‘new jill swing’ movement in the mid-90s. Her early career was fostered by R. Kelly (although rumours of a personal relationship were disputed), and 1994’s debut Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number included the US Top 10 singles ‘Back & Forth’ and ‘At Your Best (You Are Love)’. She travelled to Kelly’s home in Chicago for the sessions while she was still a student at the Detroit High School of the Performing Arts. She remained a ‘straight A’s’ student throughout the first stage of her recording career, persevering with her education despite commercial success.

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