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She and her brother became close with their cousin Jomo Hankerson, since growing up, they lived "about five blocks apart".Jomo walked Aaliyah and Rashad to their home from school when their mother was not able to pick them up and recalled the Haughton household being filled with music.The song topped the Billboard Hot 100 solely on airplay, making Aaliyah the first artist in Billboard history to achieve this goal."Try Again" earned Aaliyah a Grammy Award nomination for Best Female R&B Vocalist.Aaliyah's family was very close due to the struggles of her grandparents and when the Haughtons moved to Detroit, the Hankersons were ready to take them in if necessary.These same bonds led to ties in the music industry, under the Blackground Records label.The majority of kids supported me, which was wonderful.When it comes to dealing with negative people, I just let it in one ear and out the other.
Years after her death, Aaliyah said her grandmother supported everyone in the family and always wanted to hear her sing, as well as admitting that she "spoiled" her and her brother Rashad "to death." She also enjoyed Aaliyah's singing and would have Aaliyah to sing for her.
Kelly, Aaliyah ended her contract with Jive and signed with Atlantic Records.
Aaliyah worked with record producers Timbaland and Missy Elliott for her second album, One in a Million, which sold 3 million copies in the United States and over eight million copies worldwide.
Aaliyah's family later filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Blackhawk International Airways, which was settled out of court.
Aaliyah's music has continued to achieve commercial success with several posthumous releases.