Aaliyah

Aaliyah

Aaliyah Dana Haughton (16 de enero de 1979 – 25 de agosto de 2001), conocida profesionalmente como Aaliyah, fue una cantante de R&B, bailarina, modelo y actriz estadounidense. En varias ocasiones nominada al Grammy, ostentando también una nominación al Oscar (Academy Award) por su interpretación del tema principal de una película. Murió en un accidente de avión al volver de la grabación del videoclip para el single "Rock the boat".
Presentada en las audiencias por el cantante y productor R&B R. Kelly en 1994; Aaliyah se hizo famosa durante la mitad de los 90 con varios éxitos, gracias al equipo de composición/producción de Missy Elliott y Timbaland, y se asoció con Steve Garrett. Tuvo varias canciones con el desaparecido dúo de rap Kris Kross.
Su legado musical incluye cinco hits Nº1 en las listas de R&B, y siete singles dentro del Top 10 en el Billboard Hot 100. Aaliyah vendió alrededor de 35 millones de álbumes en todo el mundo y aproximadamente 17 millones en EE.UU., en total más de 52 millones de discos vendidos durante y después de su carrera.
También fue modelo para Tommy Hilfiger y protagonizó dos películas cinematográficas antes de su muerte en un trágico accidente aéreo el 25 de agosto de 2001 a la edad de 22 años.

  • Fecha de nacimiento: 1979-01-16
  • Falleció: 2001-08-25
  • Lugar de nacimiento: Brooklyn, New York, USA

English

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Aaliyah Dana Haughton  (January 16, 1979 – August 25, 2001), 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 an early age, 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 Kelly, Aaliyah ended her contract with Jive and signed with Atlantic Records. Aaliyah worked with record producers Timbaland and Missy Elliott for her second album, One in a Million; it sold 3.7 million copies in the United States and over eight million copies worldwide. In 2000, Aaliyah appeared in her first major film, Romeo Must Die. She contributed to the film's soundtrack, which spawned the single "Try Again". The song topped the Billboard Hot 100 solely on airplay, making Aaliyah the first artist in Billboard history to achieve this feat. "Try Again" earned Aaliyah a Grammy Award nomination for Best Female R&B Vocalist. After completing Romeo Must Die, Aaliyah filmed her part in Queen of the Damned. She released her third and final album, Aaliyah, in July 2001. On August 25, 2001, Aaliyah and eight others were killed in an airplane crash in The Bahamas after filming the music video for the single "Rock the Boat". The pilot, Luis Morales III, was unlicensed at the time of the accident and had traces of cocaine and alcohol in his system. Aaliyah's family later filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Blackhawk International Airways, which was settled out of court. Since then, Aaliyah's music has continued to achieve commercial success with several posthumous releases. Aaliyah recorded several number one R&B hits and five top ten Billboard Hot 100 singles. She has been credited for helping redefine R&B and hip hop, earning her the nickname "Princess of R&B". She is listed by Billboard as the tenth most successful female R&B artist of the past 25 years, and 27th most successful R&B artist overall Description above from the Wikipedia article Aaliyah, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

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