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This Day In Black History: Jan. 16, 1979

Singer and actress Aaliyah Dana Haughton started singing as soon as she could talk. Born in Brooklyn, New York, on Jan. 16, 1979, she was committed to be a star. She scored her first record deal with Jive Records by the time she turned 12 years old, and by the early ’90s she became a household name.
Aaliyah’s path to stardom was much like many child stars in the ’90s, she appeared on Star Search and even sang along with Gladys Knight in Las Vegas. But her big break would not come until 1994. At the age of 15, Aaliyah took over the R&B charts with her start album Age Ain’t Nothing But a Number, produced by R. Kelly. The album featured classic smash hits “Age Ain’t Nothing But a Number,” “Back and Forth” and “At Your Best (You Are Love).”
Her success continued with her sophomore album One in a ……

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