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Name: Aaliyah Dana Haughton                                                     
Born: 16 January 1979 Brooklyn, New York City                                   
Died: 25 August 2001 Abaco Islands, The Bahamas                                 
Aaliyah Dana Haughton (January 16, 1979 - August 25, 2001), better known as     
Aaliyah, was an nine-time Grammy Award-nominated American singer, dancer,       
actress, model, and teen idol. Introduced to audiences by R&B/pop singer R.     
Kelly, Aaliyah became famous during the mid-1990s with several hit records from 
the songwriting/production team of Missy Elliott and Timbaland.                 
Despite her short career, she sold approximately 32 million records worldwide.   
In addition to commercial success, her collaborations with Timbaland helped     
shape the sound of R&B in the latter half of the 1990s. She also modeled for     
Tommy Hilfiger and starred in two motion pictures before her death in a plane   
crash in the Bahamas.