Pop music star Aaliyah, with three albums to her credit and a growing film and television career, died in a plane crash Aug. 25 in the Bahamas. The 22-year-old singer was killed instantly, as were six members of her video crew. According to the New York post, two more crew members died in hospitals. Though best known for her three albums, "Age Ain't Nothing But a Number" (1994), "One in a Million" (1996), and this year's "Aaliyah," the performer also sang the Oscar-nominated tune "Journey to the Past" in the animated film "Anastasia" and the Grammy-nominated "Are You That Somebody" from the Eddie Murphy flick, "Doctor Dolittle."
The singer, born Aaliyah Dana Haughton, made her stage debut at age six as an orphan in a Detroit production of the Charles Strouse-Martin Charnin musical, Annie.
— By David Lefkowitz