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; January 16, 1979 – August 25, 2001) was an American singer, actress, and model.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in Detroit, Michigan, she first gained recognition at the age of 10, when she appeared on the television show Star Search and performed in concert alongside Gladys Knight.
Billboard lists her as the tenth most successful female R&B artist of the past 25 years, and the 27th most successful in history.
Her name has been described as a female version of the Arabic "Ali", but the original Jewish name "Aliya (Hebrew: אליה)" is derived from the Hebrew word "aliyah (Hebrew: עלייה)", meaning "highest, most exalted one, the best." Aaliyah's family was very close due to the struggles of her grandparents and when they moved to Detroit, the Hankersons were ready to take them in if necessary.
She contributed to the film's soundtrack, which spawned the single "Try Again".
At the age of 12, Aaliyah signed with Jive Records and her uncle Barry Hankerson's Blackground Records. Kelly, who became her mentor, as well as lead songwriter and producer of her debut album, Age Ain't Nothing but a Number.