Today in Black History: January 16, 1979 “The Birth of Aaliyah”

On today in 1979, Aaliyah was born in Brooklyn, New York. She was a singer, dancer, actress, and model. Aaliyah was raised in Detroit, Michigan and attended performance arts high school. She released three studio albums; Age Ain’t Nothing but a Number, One in a Million, and Aaliyah, which all reached multi-platinum success. Aaliyah also stared in two moves, Romeo Must Die and Queen of the Damned.  Aaliyah died in a fatal plane crash on August 25, 2001 at the age of 22. Her legacy will forever live on.

To learn more about Aaliyah, click here and to visit her official website, click here.

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