Aaliyah, born Aaliyah Dana Haughton, was a famous actress and a recording artist. The singer showed her talent from an early age when she appeared in a TV show at 10 years old. Later, Aaliyah was signed by a record company at the age of 12. This was when she met with Robert Sylvester Kelly, more famous as simply R. Kelly, a singer-songwriter and a producer. As well as being the main songwriter and producer of Aaliyah’s first album, “Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number”, R. Kelly also became her mentor.
Soon after the release of the album in 1994 the news about R. Kelly and Aaliyah’s marriage became public. Reportedly, Aaliyah forged the marriage certificate signing it with a false age of 18 while in reality she was only 15 and R.Kelly was 27 at the time. After the news reports the marriage was annulled. Aaliyah passed away in a tragic airplane accident on August 25, 2001 which took the lives of eight other people.