Aaliyah Dana Haughton (January 16, 1979 - August 25, 2001) was an American R 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.
Aaliyah - Rock The Boat "Theres something about her. To this day, even 10 years after her passing in 2001, Aaliyah draws you in. Her allure lies upon the medley of her velvety vocals and her effortless transition from vulnerability to sensuality and back again. We still fawn over each piece of Aaliyah's legacy -- her sound, her style, the beauty in her subtleties. We get lost in daydream of the icon she was becoming." -Rolling Stone