Year: 1997

Aaliyah always described herself as a perfectionist. Despite a burgeoning singing career, she graduated from the Detroit High School for the Performing Arts with a 4.0 GPA.

She once spoke on her success in the classroom adding, “I was always a good student. I always wanted to maintain that, even in high school when I first started to travel. I wanted to keep that 4.0. Being in this industry, I don’t want kids to think ‘I can just sing and forget about school.’”