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Aaliyah Dana Haughton was born on January 16 1979 in Brooklyn New York Although she was born in Brooklyn she was raised in Detroit Michigan She started her singing career at the age of 15 with her freshman album Age Aint Nothing But A Number with top singles such as Back and Forth and At Your Best You Are Loved After breaking her partnership with producer R Kelly Aaliyah quickly began recording with hotshot producer Timberland She had a successful follow-up album in 1996 One In A Million Aaliyah shortly took a break from music to enjoy life and in the process slowly went towards acting as a second career Haughton quickly drew in movie roles after completing her on screen debut in Romeo Must Die The song Try Again that was for the movie rose up the charts as if it were a hot thermometer And thats the way things stayed she was always at the top The following year 2001 a confident and mature Aaliyah released her self titled album Aaliyah Again collaborating with producer Timberland she released the song We Need A Resolution that would be her new bold accepting sound in the industry Then out of nowhere tragedy struck While in the Bahamas filming for her new video Rock The Boat Aaliyah and eight others finished wrapping up the video and decided to get on a plane to go home Shortly after the plane took off it suddenly crashed Aaliyah Dana Haughton was killed along with her make-up artist Eric Foreman a Virgin Records representative Douglas Kratz two other women and three other men including the pilot She died instantly She released the finished video along with another video that she made before filming Rock The Boat Aaliyah had limitless potential and was one of the sweetest artists around she will be missed
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