Happy 35th: 10 Things You May Not Know About Aaliyah

- By Bossip Staff Categories: Coupled Up, Happy Birthday, Multi


10 Unknown Facts About Aaliyah

Aaliyah’s birthday is on January 16th. She would have been 35. To celebrate her life and the day, we’ve compiled some facts you may not be familiar with. Take a look, enjoy the pics and remember one of the greats of our time. 


1. She Had A 4.0 GPA In High School 

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2. She’s Gladys Knight’s Niece 


3. She Was The Youngest Singer To Perform At The Oscars 


4. She Was Almost In Charlie’s Angels 

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5. Her Death Pushed Mary J. Blige To Clean Up Her Life

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6. Aaliyah means “highest, most exalted one” and it comes from the Arabic language. 


7. Drake Will NOT Be Making An Aaliyah Album 

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8. She Was Supposed To Be In ‘Honey’ Before She Died 


9. She May Or May Not Have Had A Fling With Jay Z 


10. Aaliyah Was Only 15 When She Married R. Kelly


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