Her full name was Aaliyah Dana Haughton.
She married singer R. Kelly in 1994, when she was 15. The marriage was kept quiet and revealed through court records. She lied about her age on the marriage certificate, and the marriage was annulled when her parents found out.
Aaliyah played Jet Li's love interest in the movie Romeo Must Die, and a vampire in Queen Of The Damned.
She released her first album when she was 15. It was produced by R. Kelly.
Some of her nicknames were "Superwoman," "Li-Li," and "Liyah." (thanks, Tahsiyn - Garfield, OH)
Aaliyah died in a plane crash in The Bahamas. She had finished shooting a video and was flying to Miami. She was 22.
She had a role in the sequel to The Matrix. She had already shot some of the scenes at the time of her death, but not enough to use in the movie. Nona Gaye (daughter of Marvin Gaye), took her place.
She has the same birthday (January 16th) as two other gifted musicians: Ethel Mermen and Sade. (thanks, Darrin - NYC, NY)
Missy Elliot and Timbaland produced a lot of her music and were good friends with Aaliyah. They called her "baby girl." (thanks, brandi moore - kansas city, MO)
She was rumored to have a lazy eye, but Aaliyah confirmed on MTV 2: Stripped! and in other interviews that she never had a lazy eye, that was a rumor started when she came out in 1994, because she wore dark shades all the time. But in reality, Aaliyah's eyes were fine, and if you look at the baby picture of her from Behind The Music, and if you look at pictures from age 9 on up, you will see that that was a misinterpretation. Most likely it was because Notorious BIG came out wearing dark shades and he had a lazy eye, so they figured the same was wrong with her, but it wasn't. (thanks, Jaz - Marion, IN)
Basketball star Kevin Durant got a tattoo of Aaliyah. He says she was his first big crush.