The name Aaliyah is Arabic and it means the highest/ most exalted one/the best.Aaliyah Dana Haughton was an American singer, dancer, actress, and model. She first appeared on the television show Star Search at the age of 10.
Her first album "Age Ain't Nothing But A Number" came out when she was 15 years old. Her second studio album was "One in a Million". In 1999, Aaliyah landed her first movie role in Romeo Must Die, released March 22, 2000. Her second film was "Queen of the Damned". Aaliyah released her self-titled album, Aaliyah, in July 2001.
There were rumors of a relationship between Aaliyah and R. Kelly just after the release of Age Ain't Nothing But A Number. Shortly after, there was speculation about a secret marriage. Vibe magazine later revealed a marriage certificate that listed the couple married on August 31, 1994, in Sheraton Gateway Suites in Rosemont, Illinois. The pair continued to deny marriage allegations, stating that neither was married.
On August 25, 2001, Aaliyah and eight others were killed in a plane crash in the Bahamas after filming the music video for the single "Rock the Boat".