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Aaliyah in 2000
Born Aaliyah Dana Haughton
(1979-01-16)January 16, 1979
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Died August 25, 2001(2001-08-25) (aged 22)
Marsh Harbour, Abaco Islands, The Bahamas
Cause of death Plane crash
Resting place Ferncliff Cemetery
Hartsdale, New York, U.S.


Home town Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Spouse(s) R. Kelly (m. 1994; annulled 1995)
Partner(s) Damon Dash (1999–2001; her death)
Parent(s) Michael Haughton (deceased)
Diane Haughton
Relatives Rashad Haughton (brother)
Barry Hankerson (uncle)
Awards List of awards and nominations received by Aaliyah
Musical career

hip hop

Instruments Vocals
Years active 1991–2001


Associated acts

Missy Elliott
R. Kelly
Static Major

Website aaliyah.com

I'm involved in some action scenes, so they'll train me for that. I'll be working with my acting coach to prepare for my character.
I want people to remember me as a full on entertainer and a good person.
I don't want to abandon one work for the other, and I don't think I need to sacrifice anything to put my all into either one of them.
There are certain things I want to keep to me. I don't discuss my private life.

There are times in my life when I just want to be by myself.
There are times I can't even figure myself out.
Because I came out as a singer, I took the time to get an acting coach.
All I can do is leave it in God's hands and hope that my fans feel where I'm coming from.
Keep working hard and you can get anything that you want.
In film, you are a totally different person than in the video.
I see myself as sexy. If you are comfortable with it, it can be very classy and appealing.
I don't feel I made any sacrifices at all. I'm doing my best to juggle.
I stay true to myself and my style, and I am always pushing myself to be aware of that and be original.
It's really a sad story, and I liked that. The songs on this album talk about relationships in every aspect.
If I don't think about it, it won't drive me crazy.
If you want to go to the mall, you have to take security. But it's always cool. The kids are amazing.
I don't think about my previous success. I'm happy that the work I've done has been very successful.
Romeo Must Die came at the right time. It was the right vehicle for me.
I know that people think I'm sexy and I am looked at as that. It is cool with me. It's wonderful to have sexy appeal. If you embrace it, it can be a very beautiful thing.
The Matrix is top secret. There isn't much that can be said right now.
It's hard to say what I want my legacy to be when I'm long gone.
I began to work the stage and get the audience into it. I also learned how to have fun out there. It is something I will never forget.
I'm a total performer.
It was always part of the plan to move into acting.
I'm the interpreter. I'm the one who takes your words and brings them to life. I was trained to sing and dance and laugh, and that's what I want to do.
I think it's important to take a break, you know, from the public eye for a while, and give people a chance to miss you. I want longevity. I don't want to get out there and run myself ragged and spread myself thin.
You have to love what you do to want to do it everyday.
There are times in my life when I just want to be by myself.
I have the time needed to support the album and tour.