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I Care 4 You
I Care 4 You
Background information
Birth name Aaliyah Dana Houghton
Also known as Liyah,Babygirl
Born January 16, 1979
Died August 25, 2001
Genre(s) R&B, Soul, Pop
Years active 1992-2001



When She Was Young

Aaliyah Dana Haughton was born on January 16, 1979 in Brooklyn, New York and was raised in Detroit, Michigan. When she was eleven, she went on a show called Star Search and did not win. Later that year she performed with R&B legend Gladys Knight, the former wife of her uncle and manager, Barry Hankerson, at a five-night stand in Las Vegas.

When She Was A Teenager

In 1994 when she was 15, she catapulted on the R&B Charts with her album Age Ain't Nothing But A Number. R. Kelly produced her album and it quickly sold a million copies. She earned a platinum status because of her two singles, Back and Forth and At Your Best (You Are Love). In 1996 she released her album One In A Million. Aaliyah later graduated at Detroit High School in 1997. Songs in the album had some featured artist like Timbaland and Missy Elliot. It sold two million copies. She made a song Are You That Somebody in the movie Dr Doolittle and it went to number 1 on the R&B chart.


In 2000 Aaliyah was one of the main characters in the movie Romeo Must Die which Jet Li also starred in. She was also executive producer in the movies soundtrack. Her single Try Again which was in the movie earned her her second Grammy and two MTV Music Video Awards for Best Female Video and Best Video from a Film. Her third album called Aaliyah (Album) was released in 2001 in July reached number 2 on the album Billboard chart.She had hits such as More Than a Woman,We Need A Resolution,and Rock The Boat. She also made a movie called Queen Of The Damned. On August 25, 2001 Aaliyah went to shoot her video for one of her new songs Rock The Boat and was coming back from Abaco Bahamas but tragically Aaliyah was killed. Her twin engine Cessna had too much weight on it and it crashed soon after take-off.She burned to death by the time they got to her.She had several burns under her neck.

After Death

After Aaliyah died,they made two albums and a music video dedicated to her.The video was Miss You with a lot of people in it lip-singing the song.The albums were I Care 4 You and Ultimate Aaliyah.Ultimate Aaliyah was released in the UK only.They are going to make a movie for her in 2011 called Aaliyah.



  • Aaliyah


1. We Need A Resolution 2. Are You That Somebody 3. Try Again 4. More Than A Woman

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