Aaliyah Dana Haughton Essay

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The Life of Aaliyah Aaliyah Dana Haughton. To many she is just a singer. To others she is known as an actress, and dancer, but to me she’s someone I admired as a young girl. Aaliyah had it all. Looks, talent, and the voice. Aaliyah Dana Haughton was born on January 16, 1979. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in Detroit, Michigan. Aaliyah had discovered her talents at a young age. She realized she had a special gift when she starred in a play called Annie. One of her first appearances was on the show Star Search. She appeared on this show at the age of eleven. Aaliyah had made all of her dreams come true in 1995. At age 15 she released her first R & B album, “Age Ain't Nothing But a Number.” Her album sold quickly. Most of her success came from her single. "Back and Forth". Aaliyah wanted more. She was a very determined young girl. She wanted to accomplish as much as she could. No one was going to stop her. Aaliyah attended a dance program at Detroit High School for the Performing Arts. She graduated this school in 1997. While a student there she released her second album, one in a Million. Which was one of my favorites. At the age of 17 Aaliyah was known worldwide. She had sold over two million copies. This talented young singer had everything going for her. The big hit for Aaliyah was when she recorded "Journey to the Past", this was an award nominated theme song from the classic…show more content…
Her acting career took off in the hit Romeo Must die. In this movie she performed her hit single "Try Again". This single had gotten her a second Grammy Award. Aaliyah was also up for Best Female Video, and Best Video from a film, in the MTV Video Music Awards. Aaliyahs' third album was self-titled. "Aaliyah" was released July of 2001. This album raised the charts. It went to number 2 on the billboards. Another great part of 2001 was when Aaliyah played the main role in the movie Queen of the

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