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Aaliyah was born on January 16

Baby girl, Dana Haughton was born in Brooklyn in 1979. Her family moved to Detroit when she was 5 and she appeared on Star Search at age 10. She had a record deal by age 12 and her dropped when she was 15.

She would hop from Jive Records to Atlantic and connect with and Missey Elliot for some of her best work. She became an actress and starred in several popular films as well as provided for various soundtracks.

She tragically passed in 2001 in a plane crash in the Bahamas. More recently, her estate has released her music on platforms and some posthumous work from Aaliyah featuring The Weeknd.

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