Aaliyah Net Worth

Aaliyah Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Aaliyah net worth is
$10 Million

Aaliyah Wiki Biography

Aaliyah Dana Houghton was born in 1979, in New York, USA although raised in Detroit,. Aaliyah was a famous actress, singer, model and dancer. She is perhaps best known for releasing such albums as “Age Ain’t Nothing but a Number”, “Aaliyah” and “One in a Million”. Aaliyah appeared in several movies, including “Queen of the Damned” and “Romeo Must Die”. Unfortunately, Aaliyah died in a plane crash in 2001. Even after her death, her music remained popular and she is even considered as the “Princess of R&B” and the “Queen of Urban Pop”. It is sad that the world lost this young and talented woman, who is still known as one of the most successful female R&B artists.

Aaliyah Net Worth $10 Million

So how rich was Aaliyah? Sources estimated that Aaliyah’s net worth was $10 million. The main part of this sum of money was no doubt from Aaliyah’s career as a singer and actress. She was a really talented personality and achieved a lot during the 10 years of her career. Unfortunately, she was not able to achieve more and gain even more acclaim, because of her tragic death.

When Aaliyah was just a small girl she started attending voice lessons. Soon she began performing at different events and even started acting in plays. Later Aaliyah began auditioning for different programs and commercials. Subsequently she appeared in such shows as “Star Search” and “Family Matters”. When Aaliyah was 12 years old, she signed to “Blackground Records”, where she was introduced to R. Kelly and they started working together. In 1994 Aaliyah released her first album called “Age Ain’t Nothing but a Number”, which soon became very popular and Aaliyah’s net worth began growing. The album was also praised by the critics and Aaliyah became more noticeable in the music industry. In 1996 Aaliyah signed with “Atlantic Records”, and in the same year she released her second album, “One in a Million”, during the making of which Aaliyah had an opportunity to work with Missy Elliott and Timbaland. This album also added a lot to Aaliyah’s net worth.

In 1997 Aaliyah began her acting career, when she appeared in the show called “New York Undercover”. In 2000 she was cast in one of her most famous roles in the movie called “Romeo Must Die”. This had a huge impact on the growth of Aaliyah’s net worth. One year later, Aaliyah released her third, self-titled, album, which also became very successful and added a lot to her net worth. Although Aaliyah had many activities planned for the future, she was not able to proceed with them because of her accidental death.

Talking about Aaliyah’s personal life, she was apparently illegally married to R. Kelly as she was under age at the time, but the couple denied this marriage ever happened. She was also in a relationship with Damon Dash. Aaliyah was good friends with Timbaland and Missy Elliott and her death had an impact on them. All in all, Aaliyah was a very talented and successful woman, who achieved a lot and died too soon.

Full NameAaliyah
Net Worth$10 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 16, 1979, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States)
DiedAugust 25, 2001, Marsh Harbour, Bahamas
Place Of BirthBrooklyn
Height5 ft 7 in (1.71 m)
ProfessionSinger, Model, Actor, Dancer
EducationDetroit School of Arts
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseR. Kelly (m. 1994–1995)
ParentsMichael Haughton, Diane Haughton, Rock the Boat, Are You That Somebody, Try Again, Adjie Massaid, Reza Artamevia
SiblingsRashad Haughton
PartnerDamon Dash
NicknamesAaliyah (Ah-lee-yah) , Aallyah , Alliyah , Aalliyah , Aliyah , Aaliya , Aaliyah Dana Haughton , aaliyah , Aaliyah Haughton , Wonder Woman
AwardsMTV Video Music Award for Best Female Video, MTV Video Music Award for Best Video from a Film, American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist, American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Album, Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Single – Female, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Fem...
Music GroupsLollipop
NominationsGrammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, Grammy Award for Best R&B Album, MTV Video Music Award for Best R&B Video, MTV Video Music Award for Best Choreography, MTV Europe Music Award for Best R&B, BET Award for Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, MTV Movie Award for Best Villain, BET Award for V...
MoviesRomeo Must Die, Queen of the Damned
1Had on black nail polish in nearly all of her music videos
2Usually wore black leather, or white clothing in her music videos
3Often wore sunglasses in front of the covered left eye
4Usually covered her left eye with her hair
Queen of the Damned (2002)$5,000,000
Romeo Must Die (2000)$1,500,000
1Being female, you're raised to be a good, sweet girl and not flip out. So I had to give myself permission to be mean and evil. It's tough. But I've always been drawn to the darker side of things.
2[on her inspirations]: Sade. How beautiful is she? I chose her because I idolize her. I've always looked up to her. She and I have the same birthday which is January 16th so I feel like she is my soul sister. What I love about Sade is that she stays true to her style no matter what. She can leave us for 8 years and come back and be absolutely mind blowing. And you gotta respect that.
3When I'm long gone, I want to be remembered not just as an actress or singer, but as a full-on entertainer.
4Sensual is being in tune with your sensual self.
5Everything is worth it. The hard work, the times when you're tired, the times where you're a bit sad . . . In the end, it's all worth it because it really makes me happy. There's nothing better than loving what you do.
6[her advice for aspiring artists) Keep working hard and you can get anything that you want. If God gave you the talent, you should go for it. But don't think it's going to be easy. It's hard!
7It's hard to say what I want my legacy to be when I'm long gone.
8[from "MTV Diary: Aaliyah"] want people to remember me as a full-on entertainer and a good person.
9[interview in July 2001 with Germany's "Die Zeit" newspaper that eerily predicts her death] It is dark in my favorite dream. Someone is following me. I don't know why. I'm scared. Then suddenly I lift off. Far away. How do I feel? As if I am swimming in the air. Free. Weightless. Nobody can reach me. Nobody can touch me. It's a wonderful feeling.
1Passed away on the same day as John L. Nelson, father of superstar singer Prince.
2The reason why her final album "Aaliyah" took so long was for several reasons. First, after "Are You That Somebody" became her biggest hit of her career, she wanted to prevent overexposure. Second, she wanted to develop her acting career in which why she starred in two films Romeo Must Die and Queen Of Damned. When production of the Queen Of Damned wrapped up in early 2001, in Australia, she was able to dedicate full time to finishing recording "Aaliyah". Production of the album took a full two years from 1999-2001. Recordings mainly were produced in both New York City and Australia.
3Recognized for her artistically well choreographed music videos.
4Her most famous mega-hit songs were "Back and Forth," "One in a Million," "Try Again," "More Than a Woman," and "Are You That Somebody".
5Originally cast as "Zee" in the two Matrix sequels, The Matrix Reloaded (2003) and The Matrix Revolutions (2003). Aaliyah had filmed many of her scenes but had not completed them all before her unexpected death. The role of Zee was re-cast and re-shot with Nona Gaye in the role, and this was part of the reasons why "Reloaded" was released for summer 2003, instead of either summer or Christmas 2002. [2001]
6Her most famous screen role was Queen of the Damned (2002).
7At the time of her death, she had planned concerts in more than 22 countries around the world to promote her last album.
8Married R. Kelly when she was only 15 years old. He was 27.
9Ranked #12 On Hollywoods Hottest of 2000.
10She had fifteen #1 Singles from three albums.
11Her song "Rock the Boat," was the most viewed music video of 2002, averaging over 56,000 views daily over that period.
12Was #7 On "America's Hottest 30 Song Birds" of 2001.
13Her song, "Try Again," was the most viewed music video of 2000-2001, averaging over 85,000 views daily over that period.
14Had a 4.0 voice - she was a "soubrette soprano".
15Her planned appearance in State Property 2 (2005) was recast with Mariah Carey after her death.
16In Arabic, the name Aaliyah means "highest, most exalted one.".
17Ranked #36 on VH1's 100 Sexiest Artists.
18Best friend was Kidada Jones.
19Was originally cast in the title role in Honey (2003) but died before production began. Jessica Alba won the part after her death.
20She was close friends with Nicole Richie and Beyoncé Knowles.
21Her parents are African-American, and she was also said to have some Native American ancestry.
22Was almost the voice of Leah in Osmosis Jones (2001), but could not accept due to schedule conflicts. The part was eventually voiced by Brandy Norwood.
23Was the first choice to play Valerie in Josie and the Pussycats (2001), but had already signed on for the lead role in Queen of the Damned (2002). Rosario Dawson eventually got the part.
24Was considered for the part of Maggie in Get Over It (2001), but was already committed to Romeo Must Die (2000). Zoe Saldana was eventually cast in the role.
25Was considered for the role of Alex in Charlie's Angels (2000), but casting directors deemed her too young and the part went to Lucy Liu.
26It was announced in November 2002 that good friend Missy Elliott is to produce a tribute album to Aaliyah which will include stars finishing off songs Aaliyah was working on before her death in August 2001. In the same month, it was announced that a posthumous Aaliyah album, entitled "I care 4 u", will be released.
27She had a close friendship with producer/musical artist Missy Elliott.
28Her mother Diane was once a promising solo singer but gave it up to raise her children Aaliyah and Rashad Haughton.
29Her uncle, Barry Hankerson, was formerly married to singer Gladys Knight.
30Auditioned for the Elton John produced Broadway show, "Aida".
31Younger sister of Rashad Haughton.
32At her funeral, 22 white doves were released from the steps of the church. One dove for each year of her life.
33In January 2002 she reached No. 1 in the UK with her single "More Than A Woman". She was knocked off the top spot a week later by another deceased artist - George Harrison.
34The first female artist to have a posthumous number one single in the UK record charts. [January 2002]
35Posthumous single "More Than A Woman" reaches #1 in the UK. [January 2002]
36At the time of her death, she was scheduled to reloop her dialogue in Queen of the Damned (2002) and to film the majority of her role for The Matrix Reloaded (2003) and The Matrix Revolutions (2003).
37At the age of 5, she moved to Detroit, Michigan, where she grew up.
38Her parents are Micheal and Diane Haughton. She has one older brother, Rashad Haughton, who was born August 6, 1977.
39At the time of her death, Aaliyah and her boyfriend, Roc-A-Fella co-CEO Damon Dash, had plans to wed.
40She got her middle name Dana from her grandmother.
41(August 25, 2001) Aaliyah and eight other people died in a plane crash on the return trip from shooting a music video in the Bahamas. The crash, which happened about 200 yards from Marsh Harbour Airport on Abaco Island in the Bahamas, was determined to have been caused by the plane being overweight by more than 700 pounds, and with one more person than the plane was rated for.
42Got her big break on the television show Star Search (1983).
43Graduated from the Detroit High School of the Performing Arts with a 4.0 GPA.
44Got her dove tattoo as a tribute to her grandmother.
45(July 17, 2001) Aaliyah's self-titled long awaited third album is released.
46Performed with Gladys Knight at age eleven in Las Vegas.
47Voted First Place by the readers of Black Men Magazine for "The 10 Sexiest Women of the Year." [2000]
484 tattoos: The letter "A" on the side of her wrist, an Egyptian Ankh in her inner wrist, a music symbol on her ankle and a dove on her lower back.
49Chosen as one of Teen People Magazine's "21 Hottest Stars Under 21." [1999]
50Auditioned for a role on the television sitcom Family Matters (1989).


One Hit Wonderland2015TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Boyhood2014/Iperformer: "Try Again"
The B&B: Kim's Palace2012TV Series short performer - 1 episode
Formula 1: BBC Sport2011TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Turn the Beat Around2010TV Movie performer: "Try again"
Canada's Next Top ModelTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 producer - 1 episode, 2009
2009 MTV Movie Awards2009TV Special performer: "More Than A Woman"
So You Think You Can Dance Australia2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
Magic Mushrooms2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
ATL2006performer: "At Your Best You Are Love"
The O.C.2004TV Series performer - 1 episode
I Care 4 U: Bonus DVD2002Video performer: "One in a Million", "Are You That Somebody?", "Try Again", "We Need a Resolution", "More Than a Woman", "Come Back in One Piece", "4 Page Letter", "Got to Give It Up Remix", "Rock the Boat"
The Challenge2002TV Series performer - 1 episode
Soul Food2000TV Series performer: "I Don't Wanna"
Romeo Must Die2000performer: "Come Back in One Piece", "I Don't Wanna", "Are You Feelin' Me?", "Try Again"
Next Friday2000performer: "I Don't Wanna"
Music of the Heart1999performer: "Turn the Page"
Varsity Blues1999performer: "If Your Girl Only Knew"
Doctor Dolittle1998performer: "Are You That Somebody?"
The 70th Annual Academy Awards1998TV Special performer: "Journey To The Past"
Anastasia1997performer: "Journey to the Past"
The Magical Journey of 'Anastasia'1997Video documentary short performer: "Journey to the Past"
A Low Down Dirty Shame1994performer: "THE THING I LIKE"
The Neverending Story III1994performer: "Back & Forth"


Queen of the Damned2002Queen Akasha
Romeo Must Die2000Trish O'Day


Canada's Next Top Model2009TV Series 1 episode
The Hunt for the Hidden Relic2002TV Movie music composed and performed by: One In A Milion


Down with the Kings2008Short special musical thanks
State Property2002in memory of
Queen of the Damned2002dedicatee - as Aaliyah Dana Haughton


Aaliyah: Making of 'Journey to the Past'2006Video documentary shortHerself
The Notorious B.I.G.: Ready to Die - The Remaster2004Video shortHerself (segment "One More Chance")
Hip-Hop VIPs2002Video documentaryHerself
I Care 4 U: Bonus DVD2002VideoHerself
BET Tonight Special: Aaliyah2001TV Special documentaryHerself
Losing Aaliyah2001Video documentaryHerself
Behind the Music2001TV Series documentaryHerself
Aaliyah: Rock the Boat2001Video shortHerself (uncredited)
MTV 20: Live & Almost Legal2001TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1997-2001TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest / Herself
Live with Kelly and Michael2001TV SeriesHerself
MTV20: Everybody Talk About Pop Music!2001TV Movie documentaryHerself
2001 MTV Movie Awards2001TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Essence Awards2001TV Movie documentaryHerself
MTV Icon: Janet Jackson2001TV Special documentaryHerself
CNN World Beat2001TV SeriesAs Herself
MTV Video Music Awards 20002000TV SpecialHerself
The Making of 'Romeo Must Die'2000Video documentaryHerself
The Teen Choice Awards 20002000TV SpecialHerself
2000 MTV Movie Awards2000TV Special documentaryHerself - Presenter
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1997-2000TV SeriesHerself
'Romeo Must Die' Movie Special2000TV SpecialHerself - Performer
HBO First Look2000TV Series documentaryHerself
The 21 Hottest Stars Under 211999TV MovieHerself - #17
The 70th Annual Academy Awards1998TV SpecialHerself - Performer
MTV New Year's Eve 19981998TV SpecialHerself
Christmas in Washington1997TV SpecialHerself
The Gift of Song1997TV MovieHerself
All That1995-1997TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
New York Undercover1997TV SeriesHerself
The Magical Journey of 'Anastasia'1997Video documentary shortHerself - Presenter
MTV Jams1996TV SeriesHerself (1999)
Soul Train1996TV Series documentaryHerself
The Word1994TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Entertainment Tonight2014TV SeriesHerself
R&B's Lost Souls: Aaliyah & Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes2011Video documentaryHerself
The Burly Man Chronicles2004Video documentaryHerself (extended version)
Aaliyah: So Much More Than a Woman2004DocumentaryHerself
101 Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
The 74th Annual Academy Awards2002TV SpecialHerself (Memorial Tribute)

Nominated Awards

2002BET AwardBET AwardsBest ActressQueen of the Damned (2002)
2002MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest VillainQueen of the Damned (2002)
2002Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsWorst Supporting ActressQueen of the Damned (2002)
2001BET AwardBET AwardsBest ActressRomeo Must Die (2000)
2001MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest Female PerformanceRomeo Must Die (2000)
2001MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBreakthrough Female PerformanceRomeo Must Die (2000)
1999GrammyGrammy AwardsBest R&B Vocal Performance - FemaleFor the song "Are You That Somebody?".
1999MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest Movie SongDoctor Dolittle (1998)

2nd Place Awards

2003Chainsaw AwardFangoria Chainsaw AwardsBest ActressQueen of the Damned (2002)

Known for movies

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