Aaliyah Dana Haughton (January 16, 1979 – August 25, 2001), who performed under the mononym Aaliyah, was an American recording artist, dancer, actress and model. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, and was raised in Detroit, Michigan. At the age of 10, she appeared on the television show Star Search and performed in concert alongside Gladys Knight. At age 12, Aaliyah signed with Jive Records an... Read more...

Aaliyah quotes

The Matrix is top secret. There isn't much that can be said right now.

It was always part of the plan to move into acting.

In film, you are a totally different person than in the video.

If I don't think about it, it won't drive me crazy.

I'm a total performer.

I stay true to myself and my style, and I am always pushing myself to be aware of that and be original.

I see myself as sexy. If you are comfortable with it, it can be very classy and appealing.

I think it's important to take a break, you know, from the public eye for a while, and give people a chance to miss you. I want longevity. I don't want to get out there and run myself ragged and spread myself thin.

It's hard to say what I want my legacy to be when I'm long gone.

You have to love what you do to want to do it everyday.