Aaliyah Dana Haughton is the late beautiful and talented recording artist turned actress. She's credited for redefining contemporary R & B and hip hop, which earned her the nickname 'Queen of Urban Pop.' Besides, she starred in the movies like Queen of the Damned and Romeo Must Die.
Failed Married Life of Aaliyah Dana Haughton
At a young age, Aaliyah Dana, 55, in 1994, began dating Robert Kelly, an American singer and record producer. Her uncle Barry Hankerson introduced them to each other. Aaliyah & Robert, then aged 27, walked down the aisle in a secret wedding in a Chicago hotel room on August 31, 1994. It's revealed that a marriage document listed Aaliyah's age as 18, but she was only 15 years old.
Later on, Aaliyah's parents took charge of the situation. Her father threatened to press statutory rape charges against Robert if the marriage was not annulled. Aaliyah was devasted after their marital ties got annulled in February 1995. What's more, in 2021, Kelly was charged with bribing an Illinois government to get fraudulent identification to marry underaged Aaliyah.
Past Affairs of Aaliyah Dana Haughton
Following the divorce from Robert, Ms. Haunghton began dating Elgin Baylor Lumpkin, aka Ginuwine, an American rapper, dancer & actor. On the other hand, the duo only remained together for a year, from 1997 to 1998.
In 1999, Dana was romantic with Shawn Corey Carter, aka Jay Z, a rapper, and businessman. Like her previous relationship, this one also ended only after a year. Following the breakup, Aaliyah met Damon Dash, the co-founder of Roc-A-Fella Records, in 2000 through their mutual friend Natane & started dating. Dana died after almost a year of the couple's togetherness, leaving their love tale incomplete.
Not to let it go, Aaliyah and Damon gave birth to a daughter Laiyah Evonne Lilakoi Haughton, in October 1992 but were forced to give her to adoption. Laiyah is now old enough to face what the world brings out to her. Currently, she is a singer-songwriter, fashion designer, actress, and tattoo artist.
Death of Aaliyah Dana Haughton
The inspirational music artist Aaliyah Dana Haughton died at 22 in a charter plane accident in the Bahamas on the return flight to Opa-Locka, Florida. The badly overloaded aircraft carrying Aaliyah crashed shortly after takeoff, killing all nine on the board, including her hairstylist Eric Foreman and makeup artist Christopher Maldonado.
Here's the raw footage from Aaliyah's funeral in NYC.
At the time of her aircraft crash, Aaliyah was in the Bahamas filming what was to be her final video shoot for the music video 'Rock the Boat.' She had a private burial mass(funeral) with 800 mourners at the church of St. Ignatius Loyola in Manhattan.
Aaliyah Dana Haughton - Net Worth Collection
At age 10, Aaliyah Dana Haughton gained her first recognition when she appeared on the television show Star Search. Then two years later, performing alongside Gladys Knight, Dana signed with Jive Records and her uncle Barry Hankerson's Blackground Records. With famous producers Timbaland and Missy Elliott, Aaliyah released One in a Million, her second album.
Additionally, in 2001, Aaliyah appeared in the first film, Romeo Must Die, alongside Jet Li; she also contributed to the film's soundtrack, 'Try Again.' Aaliyah, before her demise, possessed a net worth of $10 million. Dana assembled all of her fortunes from her role in movies and her music career.
Quick Facts About Aaliyah Dana Haughton
- Aaliyah Dana Haughton grew up in Detroit.
- She receives three American Music Awards, five Grammy Awards, and two MTV VMAs.
- Aaliyah Dana Haughton was of African-American descent.
- She graduated from Detroit High School for the Fine and Performing Arts with a 4.0 grade point average.
- Aaliyah's song Try Again sold three million copies in the US and eight million worldwide.
- She was born to her mother, Diane Haughton, and her father, Michael Haughton.
- She has a brother, namely, Rashad Haughton.
Aaliyah Dana Haughton Affairs
First Affair with Ginuwine
After divorcing from the ex-spouse Robert Kelly, Aaliyah came romantically closer to American songwriter & dancer Ginuwine.
Second Affair with Jay Z
After a failed relationship with Ginuwine, Aaliyah Dana Haughton started dating hip hop artist Jay Z. They remained together for a year.
Third Affair with Damon Nash
Aaliyah Dana Haughton came in the lovey-dovey link up with Damon Nash in 2000. But, their love story ended tragically with Aaliyah's death.