SINGER

Aaliyah

1979 - 2001

Photo of Aaliyah

Icon of person Aaliyah

Aaliyah Dana Haughton (; January 16, 1979 – August 25, 2001) was an American singer, actress and model. She has been credited for helping to redefine contemporary R&B, pop and hip hop, earning her the nicknames the "Princess of R&B" and "Queen of Urban Pop", and influencing numerous artists of different music genres. Born in Brooklyn and raised in Detroit, she first gained recognition at the age of 10, when she appeared on the television show Star Search and performed in concert alongside Gladys Knight. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Aaliyah has received more than 20,874,735 page views. Her biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Aaliyah is the 727th most popular singer (down from 713th in 2019), the 4,097th most popular biography from United States (down from 3,845th in 2019) and the 205th most popular American Singer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 21M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 62.16

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 59

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.95

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.30

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Aaliyahs by language


Among SINGERS

Among singers, Aaliyah ranks 727 out of 3,541. Before her are Carola Häggkvist, Leon Russell, Maria Jeritza, George Baker, Jennifer Warnes, and Judy Collins. After her are Jimin, Brigitte Fontaine, Angela Gheorghiu, Papa Wemba, Donny Hathaway, and Melanie Thornton.

Most Popular Singers in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings

Contemporaries

Among people born in 1979, Aaliyah ranks 37Before her are Luke Evans, Morena Baccarin, Ivica Olić, Gong Yoo, Claire Danes, and Vitas. After her are Vidya Balan, Miklós Fehér, Adrian Mutu, Rafael Márquez, Joel Kinnaman, and Mateja Kežman. Among people deceased in 2001, Aaliyah ranks 128Before her are Burt Kennedy, Robert Enrico, Grigory Chukhray, Mohamed Atta, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, and Viktor Astafyev. After her are Jelle Zijlstra, Paul Magloire, Melanie Thornton, Herbert Ross, Vasily Mishin, and Robert W. Floyd.

Others Born in 1979

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 2001

Go to all Rankings

In United States

Among people born in United States, Aaliyah ranks 4,097 out of 15,968. Before her are Tommy Thayer (1960), Daniel Kirkwood (1814), Wil Wheaton (1972), Judy Collins (1939), Lori Lightfoot (1962), and John Singleton Copley (1738). After her are Jim Courier (1970), Benjamin Peirce (1809), Robert Lansing (1864), Cynthia Rhodes (1956), Murray Hamilton (1923), and Vonda N. McIntyre (1948).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Aaliyah ranks 205Before her are Pharrell Williams (1973), Lobo (1943), Peggy March (1948), Leon Russell (1942), Jennifer Warnes (1947), and Judy Collins (1939). After her are Donny Hathaway (1945), Melanie Thornton (1967), Marilyn Horne (1934), Toby Keith (1961), Jackie Wilson (1934), and Carmen McRae (1922).

Twitter Activity