Grammy Award-winning rapper of Get Ur Freak On who became the first female rapper to release 6 platinum albums after the 2002 release of This is Not a Test!
She skipped two grades and then intentionally failed all of her classes so she could be reunited with her own age group.
Her 1999 album, Da Real World and Miss E... So Addictive, sold over 3 million copies across the globe.
She was the only child of Patricia, a power-company coordinator, and Ronnie, a Marine, and was raised in a mobile home.
She wrote songs for Aaliyah's second album, One in a Million.