Aaliyah (born Aaliyah Dana Haughton; 16.1.1979 - 25.8.2001)
Aaliyah was an American singer, dancer artist and model best known for her triple platinum debut album Age Ain't Nothing But a Number.
Aaliyah: Net Worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth, at the time of her death in 2001, Aaliyah had a net worth of 10 million USD.
Aaliyah was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Dianne and Michael Haughton. She began singing at weddings, church choirs and charity events at a young age. At the age of five, Aaliyah realised she wanted to be an entertainer and toured with her aunt, Gladys Knight, while auditioning for television roles.
At the age of ten, Aaliyah was working on the show Star Search and the following year appeared in concert with her aunt in an attempt to become noticed by a record label.
Aaliyah signed on with the label Blackground Records at the age of twelve. She began being mentored by R. Kelly, who proceeded to write and produce her debut album which was released when she turn fourteen. The album, Age Ain't Nothing But a Number, became a double platinum record upon it's release in 1994.
In 1997, Aaliyah's second album, One in a Million, was released and also achieved double platinum status. In 2000, Aaliyah appeared alongside Jet Li in her film debut Romeo Must Die, for which she served as an executive producer for the soundtrack. She also contributed four songs toward the film.
Her third album, 'Aaliyah', was released in 2001 and reached number two on the Billboard 200 list. After her death the following month, the album shot from number nineteen on the list, straight to number one.
Aaliyah: Personal Life
Around the time of Aaliyah's first album, Age Ain't Nothing But a Number, rumours began to circulate that she and R. Kelly had lied about her age and secretly been married. Both denied the accusations claiming that neither of them were married, yet after the court case ended, Aaliyah cut off all connection with R. Kelly.
On August 25th, 2001, Aaliyah and members of her record company were in The Bahamas filming the music video to one of the songs from her latest album, Rock The Boat. Having finished shooting, they decided to leave a day ahead of schedule and boarded a different, smaller plane to what they were supposed to travel in. Due to the excess weight from recording equipment and too many passengers, the plane crashed during take-off, killing all passengers.