Aaliyah Dana Haughton (January 16, 1979 – August 25, 2001) was an American singer, actress, and model. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in Detroit, Michigan. At the age of 10, she appeared on the television show Star Search and performed in concert alongside Gladys Knight. At age 12, Aaliyah signed with Jive Records and her uncle Barry Hankerson’s Blackground Records. Hankerson introduced her to R. Kelly, who became her mentor, as well as lead songwriter and producer of her debut album, Age Ain’t Nothing but a Number. The album sold three million copies in the United States and was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). After facing allegations of an illegal marriage with R. Kelly, Aaliyah ended her contract with Jive and signed with Atlantic Records.
Cause of death Plane crash
Singer actress model dancer
R&B pop hip hop
Years active 1991–2001
Blackground Jive Atlantic Virgin…
More about Aaliyah http://aaliyah.com/
Here are Top 7 Aaliyah’s best songs…
- “Try Again” (2000): “Try Again” included influences from Detroit techno and acid house music. It became one of Aaliyah’s most celebrated songs. In addition to earning a Grammy Award, Aaliyah also won two MTV Video Music Awards for “Try Again” including Best Female Video. Rolling Stone listed the song as one of the 100 best of the decade and the Village Voice counted it as one of the top 10 songs of the year in 2000.
- “Are You That Somebody?” (1998) Are You That Somebody?” is a Grammy nominated single performed by American singer Aaliyah, recorded for the Dr. Dolittle soundtrack. The song was written and composed by Static Major, who also sang backing vocals, and Timbaland, who, in addition to writing the song, produced and performed a guest rap for it. The song was sent to U.S. Pop radio stations on September 29, 1998 (see 1998 in music). The song samples the sound of a baby cooing from Perrey and Kingsley’s 1966 hit “Countdown at 6” and D. Train’s 1982 dance classic “You’re the One for Me”.
- Miss you (2001) “Miss You” is a song by American recording artist Aaliyah. Written by Johnta Austin, Ginuwine and Teddy Bishop in 1998 and initially recorded in the fall of 1999 for her self-titled third studio album (2001), the track remained unreleased. Instead, it was later included on the posthumously released compilation album, I Care 4 U (2002), serving as its leading single during the last quarter of 2002.
- If your girl only knew (1996) “If Your Girl Only Knew” is a R&B/dance-pop and hip hop soul song written by Missy Elliott and Timbaland for Aaliyah’s second studio album, One in a Million (1996). It also was produced by Timbaland, and released as the album’s lead single during the third quarter of 1996 (see 1996 in music). The song was re-released in 1998 as a limited edition double A-side single with the single, “One in a Million”. Notably, “If Your Girl Only Knew” was one of the earliest songs that showcased the production talent of Timbaland.
- More than a woman (2001) “More Than a Woman” is a song performed by American recording artist Aaliyah. It was written by Static Major and Timbaland, who produced the song for her self-titled 2001 album Aaliyah. More Than a Woman” was released as a single in November 2001 in the United States and January 2002 in the United Kingdom. Aaliyah performed the song on Live with Regis & Kelly on July 18, 2001 and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on July 25, 2001, which was her last performance before her death. “More Than a Woman” was nominated for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance in the 45th Annual Grammy Awards.
- You are love (1976) “(At Your Best) You Are Love” is a song by The Isley Brothers, originally a radio hit in 1976. It was originally dedicated to their mother. Eighteen years later, the song was revived by American singer Aaliyah for her debut studio album Age Ain’t Nothing but a Number. Released as the album’s second single, it peaked at number six on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and number two on the R&B singles chart, also reaching number 27 on the UK Singles Chart. The song was certified gold single by RIAA on October 25, 1994. In 2010 Canadian rapper Drake sampled Aaliyah’s version of the song in his song “Unforgettable”; four years later singer Tamar Braxton sampled this song for her single “Let Me Know” featuring Future.
- We need resolution (2001) “We Need a Resolution” is a song performed by American recording artist Aaliyah. It was written by Static Major and Timbaland, who also produced and contributed a featured rap. The song was released on April 13, 2001, as the lead single for Aaliyah’s self-titled 2001 album Aaliyah. The song was a moderate success internationally. “We Need a Resolution” reached the top 20 of the UK Singles Chart and the top 30 in Canada. In October 2011, NME placed it at number 119 on its list 150 Best Tracks of the Past 15 Years. It was placed 21st on Slant Magazine’s Best of the Aughts: Singles list and 30th on Stylus Magazine’s Top 50 Singles: 2000–2005. The single and the music video was also ranked 8th and 6th, respectively, on Slant Magazine’s Best Singles and Music Videos of 2001 list. Yahoo! Music formally known as “Launch” felt that this song was another classy slice of experimental R&B produced by Aaliyah.
For more visit http://aaliyah.com/
Bio source: https://www.wikipedia.org/
Top 7 put together by sheydeahqb
May her soul rest in peace…