Aaliyah Dana Haughton (January 16, 1979 – August 25, 2001), known professionally as Aaliyah, was an American R&B singer, dancer, model,
and actress. She was a Grammy Award-winning recording artist (Won first Grammy in 2003 nearly 2 years after death. Introduced to audiences
by R&B singer R. Kelly, Aaliyah became famous during the mid-1990s with several hit records from the songwriting/production team of Missy
Elliott and Timbaland, and their associate Steve "Static" Garrett.