Aaliyah Dana Haughton (January 16, 1979 August 25, 2001), simply known as Aaliyah meaning "The highest most exalted, among the best", was an American R&B and pop singer and actress. Introduced to audiences by R&B-pop singer R. Kelly, Aaliyah became famous during the mid-1990s with several hit records from the songwriting-production team of Missy Elliott and Timbaland. She found success with her debut album Age Ain't Nothing But a Number, while introducing a "street but sweet" style which would become her trademark throughout her career followed by two more albums, One In a Million and the self-titled Aaliyah. In addition to Aaliyah's commercial success, collaborations with Timbaland helped shape the sound of R&B in the later half of the 1990s. She also modeled for Tommy Hilfiger, appeared in a Victoria Secret ad and starred in three motion pictures, Romeo Must Die, Queen of the Damned and Matrix Reloaded, before she and eight others died in a plane crash in the Bahamas on August 25, 2001 after filming the music video for the single "Rock The Boat".