The album is now available on Apple Music, Tidal and Spotify.
The one in a million aaliyah is an album that was released in 2001. It has been recently added to streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music
Aaliyah’s music is now accessible to stream on many platforms. (AP Photo/Atlantic Records)
It’s a historic day for Aaliyah fans, as the late singer’s famous second album, One In A Million, has been made available for the first time on streaming platforms.
The R&B superstar died in a plane crash on August 25, 2001 at the age of 22 just as she was reaching the peak of her fame and success.
Since then, the fact that fans haven’t been able to simply listen to Aaliyah’s songs and keep her memory alive has been a source of great anger. Due to a disagreement with Aaliyah’s uncle Barry Henkerson, who runs Blackground Records, the singer’s family did not approve of the publication of her songs.
That all changed earlier this month, when Spotify announced a release timetable for five of Aaliyah’s albums, beginning on August 20 with One In A Million. Apple Music and other streaming services will have access to the majority of her career.
It will enable older Aaliyah fans to relive the nostalgia of her 1990s hits, while the TikTok youth will undoubtedly challenge her mid-tempo bops with dancing challenges.
Here’s a summary of everything you need to know about Aaliyah’s second studio album, regardless of whatever category you fall into…
When was Aaliyah’s album One In A Million released?
On August 27, 1996, Aaliyah released her second album, One In A Million. Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number, her first album, was out little over two years later.
Aaliyah’s second album, One In A Million, was released in 1992. (Picture: Blackground, Atlantic Records)
Several of Aaliyah’s albums will be available for streaming in the coming months (Picture: Spotify)
Aaliyah died in August 2001, when she was 22 years old. (Photo courtesy of WireImage)
What makes Aaliyah’s song One In A Million so significant?
Aaliyah took a break from working with R Kelly, who produced her first album and was actively engaged in her professional growth, for the first time in her career with One In A Million.
It also marked the start of her long-term collaboration with producers Timbaland and Missy Elliott, as well as Jermaine Dupri and Rodney Jerkins, who all contributed to the album.
After selling 40,500 copies in its first week, One In A Million debuted at number 20 on the Billboard 200 list. Its cultural importance, on the other hand, was enormous.
This album is not just a gem in Aaliyah’s career, but also in Missy Elliott’s and Timbaland’s.
Aaliyah’s mature and seductive voice was presented in the song One In A Million, while the upbeat If You’re Girl Only Knew showed her cheeky, sassy, and confident attitude.
4 Page Letter, a standout ballad, gave Aaliyah the opportunity to show off how well she can grasp and inhabit a stripped down rhythm.
With the silken The One I Gave My Heart To, Aaliyah showed she could nail a Dianne Warren-penned ballad at a time when Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston were ruling the radio with their huge powerful voices.
Aaliyah told the Associated Press at the time of the album’s approach, “It reflects the development over the last two years, I’m 17 now, so this album shows that.” It demonstrates my vocal range and range of voices. On the album, I took a lot of chances and attempted a lot of new things, which is the major difference between the two albums.
‘I wanted the different varieties on the album to showcase all parts of my personality. I love the soul, hip hop and R&B, I love it all, but I do want people to see me as the type of artist that can sing any kind of music.’
Why can’t I listen to Aaliyah’s first album, Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number?
Aaliyah’s debut album, Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number, from 1994, was conspicuously absent from Spotify’s release schedule.
However, it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise given that the entire record was produced by disgraced R&B singer R Kelly.
At the start of her career, the I Believe I Can Fly singer became a mentor for Aaliyah and signed on as lead composer and producer of her first album.
Songs like I’m So Into You and, of course, the title track Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number are now tough to listen to in light of Kelly’s purported marriage to Aaliyah when she was just 15 and the sexual exploitation allegations leveled against him.
Kelly, as a composer and producer, is expected to get royalties from any album streaming. When further sexual abuse allegations surfaced in 2019, he was effectively banned from Spotify playlists.
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When will the rest of Aaliyah’s albums be released?
Over the following two months, Spotify intends to release four additional Aaliyah albums:
Soundtrack for Romeo Must Die
10th of September
8th of October
Ultimate Aaliyah + I Care 4 U
One In A Million by Aaliyah is now available to watch.
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