Aaliyah Haughton

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Aaliyah Dana Haughton, a singer and actress, was born in 1979 in Brooklyn, New York. Raised in Detroit, Michigan, she competed on Star Search at age 11 and performed with Gladys Knight, the former wife of her uncle and manager, Barry Hankerson, at a five-night stand in Las Vegas. She signed a contract with Jive Records at the age of 12 and came to popular acclaim in 1994. On her way home from a music video shoot in 2001, a plane crash killed Aaliyah and eight members of her film crew. She was 22 years old.

25 Oct, 2001
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Rock The Boat

Single Release

Aaliyah’s third single from her self titled album, Aaliyah is released. The song is written two years before the release date but never recorded because her label didn’t think she was ready for an explicit song such as Rock the Boat. Producer Kevin Taylor:

The video is very ethereal and heavenly.

Aaliyah – Rock The Boat

13 Apr, 2001
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We Need a Resolution

Single Release

We Need a Resolution, directed by Paul Hunter is released as the lead single from Aaliyah’s third self titled album Aaliyah.

I first dealt with snakes when I was in Australia and I did the photo shoot for the album. We used five pythons in the shoot. At first, I was a little nervous, but once I started to handle them, I totally fell in love and felt an affinity toward them.

Aaliyah – We Need A Resolution [1080p HD Widescreen Music Video]

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Try Again

Single Release

Aaliyah is the executive producer of the Romeo Must Die soundtrack and sings the hit single, Try Again. The single helps her win a second Grammy nomination as well as two MTV Music Video Awards for Best Female Video and Best Video From a Film.

Try Again was a very upbeat song — very in your face.

Aaliyah – Try Again(720pHD)

1996
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4 Page Letter

Single Release

4 Page Letter, directed by Daniel Pearl, is released from Aaliyah’s second album, One In a Million. Pearl:

The release of this video was one of the first times we really got to see what a great dancer Aaliyah was.

Aaliyah – 4 Page Letter (Music Video) (HD)

Aug 1996
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If Your Girl Only Knew

Single Release

If Your Girl Only Knew is the lead single released from Aaliyah’s sophomore album One in a Million directed by Joseph Kahn. Aaliyah:

I really like how my eyes change color during the video.

Aaliyah – If Your Girl Only Knew [1080p HD Widescreen Music Video]

27 Aug, 1996
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One in a Million

Single Release

Aaliyah releases her sophomore album, One In A Million in the summer of 1996. Produced by Timbaland, the album portrays the singer as a suave and confident hip-hop swooner. The album sells over two million copies.

I was very involved. When I got with the producers, I told them I wanted an album with different moods, different flavors. I wanted to talk about relationships and have party songs.

Aaliyah – One In A Million

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