Aaliyah Dana Haughton. Who Is This Young Singer We Hear

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Aaliyah Dana Haughton. Who is this young singer we hear so much about. To many she is just a singer. To others she is known as an actress. Aaliyah had it all. Looks, talent, and the voice. Aaliyah Dana Haughton was born on January 16, 1979. Though she was born in Brooklyn, New York, she was raised in Detroit, Michigan. Aaliyah had discovered her talents at a young age. 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 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. At the age of 17 Aaliyah was known world wide. 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 movie Anastasia. She performed this song for the Oscar's in 1998. Her fans were struck by her talents. Another soundtrack Aaliyah released in 1998 was for the movie Dr. Dolittle. It included the song "Are you that Somebody?" This song won Aaliyah her first Grammy Award. Aaliyahs' acting career...

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