Born: January 16, 1979

Died: August 25, 2001

Nationality: American

Occupation: Musician, singer, dancer, actress, model

Biography: Aaliyah Dana Haughton, who performed under the mononym Aaliyah, was an American recording artist, actress and model. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, and was raised in Detroit, Michigan. At the age of 10, she appeared on the television show Star Search and performed in concert alongside Gladys Knight.