Aaliyah Height, Weight, Age, Career, Award and Net Worth 2019
Aaliyah Net Worth – Aaliyah was an American singer best known for her debut album ‘Age Ain’t Nothing but a Number’ which sold three million copies in the United States.
Age: 22 years old
Height: 5 ft 5 in (165.1 cm)
Weight: 117 pounds (53 kg)
Aaliyah signed with Jive Records and her uncle Barry Hankerson’s Blackground Records when she was just 12. Her debut album, ‘Age Ain’t Nothing but a Number’, recorded when the singer was just 14, was released in 1994. In its very first week, the album sold almost 74, 000 copies. Soon it reached from the 24th to the 18th position in Billboard 200, eventually selling over three million copies in the United States, where it was certified double Platinum by the RIAA.
The tremendous success of the album catapulted Aaliyah to international stardom. During this time, rumors of her illegal marriage to her mentor and recording artist and producer R. Kelly began circulating.
In order to silence the rumors, Aaliyah left Jive Records and signed a contract with Atlantic Records, under which she released her second album ‘One in a Million’ in 1996. This album was also a major success. It peaked at No. 18 on the Billboard 200, and sold over 3.7 million copies in the United States and over eight million copies worldwide. It too, was certified double platinum by the RIAA.
During this time she also attended the Detroit High School for the Fine and Performing Arts, where she majored in drama and graduated in 1997. Following her graduation she began her acting career with the television series ‘New York Undercover’.
In 1997, Aaliyah contributed on the soundtrack album for the animated feature ‘Anastasia’, performing a cover version of ‘Journey to the Past’. She then performed the song at the 1998 Academy Awards ceremony and became the youngest singer to perform at the event. The song ‘Are You That Somebody?’ featured on the ‘Dr. Dolittle’ soundtrack and earned Aaliyah her first Grammy Award nomination.
In 1999, she was selected to play her first film role in the action movie ‘Romeo Must Die’, starring opposite martial arts star Jet Li. The film, released in 2000 was a huge commercial hit. Along with acting, she also served as an executive producer of the movie’s soundtrack and performed the hit single ‘Try Again’ among others.
Her third album, ‘Aaliyah’, released in July 2001, reached No. 2 on the Billboard album chart. The album sold more than 190, 000 copies in the first week itself. Within five weeks it was certified Gold and later double platinum by RIAA.
At the American Music Awards of 2002, Aaliyah won two posthumous awards: Favorite Female R&B Artist and Favorite R&B/Soul Album for ‘Aaliyah’.
She was ranked in the VH1’s 2003 The Greatest series as one of the “Top 40 Women of the Video Era”.
Aaliyah was ranked at No.70 on Billboard magazine’s Top Artists of the Decade, while her eponymous album stood at the 181th position on the magazine’s Top 200 Albums of the Decade in December 2009.
Billboard has listed Aaliyah as the 10th most successful female R&B artist of the past 25 years, and 27th most successful R&B artist overall.
Aaliyah has an estimated net worth of US $10 million.