Watch videos & listen free to Aaliyah: Try Again, More Than a Woman & more, plus 1174 pictures. Aaliyah Dana Haughton (January 16, 1979 - August 25, 2001) was an American R&B singer, dancer, fashion model and actress. Born in Brooklyn, New York, she was raised in Detroit, Michigan, where she attended Detroit School of Performing Arts. The 22 year old singer’s life was tragically cut short in a 2001 plane crash after filming her video for "Rock The Boat" in The Bahamas. Introduced to audiences by R&B singer R. Kelly, Aaliyah became famous in her own right during the mid-1990s with several hit records from the songwriting/production team of Missy Elliott and Timbaland, and their associate Steve "Static" Garrett. Discover more music, concerts, videos, and pictures with the largest catalogue online at Last.fm.