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.

Jul 2001

MTV diary

TV Appearance

Aaliyah displays her daily routine while she is on tour in Paris and New York City. She prepares for interviews and has fun at a carnival. Aaliyah:

I want to please my fans because it’s all about them. In the end it is all worth it because it really makes me happy and I wouldn’t trade it for anything else in the World.

AALIYAH MTV Diary 2001 (Better Quality)


Competes on Star Search

TV Appearance

At 10 years old, Aaliyah sings My Funny Valentine on Star Search. She loses to another child and finishes with a cumulative score of 3.25 out of 4.  Aaliyah:

It was an incredible experience—me and [Ed] McMahon and just being on the Star Search stage because it was a show that I really looked up to.

Aaliyah On Star Search (1989)

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