01. Born Brooklyn, New York, 1979
02. Raised in Detroit
04. Competed on Star Search at age 11
05. Attended Detroit High School for the Fine and Performing Arts (she graduated in 1997)
06. In 1994, at the age of 15, Aaliyah released her debut album, Age Ain’t Nothing But a Number
07. Released her second album, One in a Million in 1996.
08. In 2000, Aaliyah made her acting debut in the film Romeo Must Die
09. Her third album, Aaliyah, was released in July 2001 and reached No. 2 on the Billboard album chart.
10. In 2001, she played the title role in the film Queen of the Damned, based on the bestselling novel by Anne Rice and set for release in 2002.
11. In 2001, Aaliyah signed to appear in two sequels of the film The Matrix.
12. Aaliyah was killed on August 25, 2001, when a small Cessna passenger plane carrying the singer and her video crew crashed shortly after takeoff from Abaco Island in the Bahamas. She was 22 years old.
Would Aaliyah be known more for her acting or her singing if she were alive today?
Do you have a favorite Aaliyah song?