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Aaliyah’s studio album, One In A Million re-released

By CityLife Arts Writer

Yesterday marked the re-release of 5x Grammy-nominated superstar Aaliyah’s studio album, One In A Million. This is the first project from the late icon Aaliyah’s music catalogue that is now being re-released for the first time in years to be available across streaming platforms via partnership with Blackground Records 2.0 and EMPIRE.

 In addition, Aaliyah merchandise will be available for purchase at One In A Million might be familiar to some, but is a new sound to the younger generations as this re-release has been anticipated for many years.

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The 2x RIAA Platinum album produced by Timbaland and Missy Elliott includes classics  If Your Girl Only Knew  which peaked 1 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for two consecutive weeks alongside hit tracks One In A Million, Got to Give It Up, 4 Page Letter, Hot Like Fire,and RIAA Gold The One I Gave My Heart To.

This was the megastar’s sophomore album and the beginning of her successful and influential career as it sold three million copies in the United States and over eight million copies worldwide. Some critical acclaim from media surrounding the premier release of the album: One In A Million found Aaliyah at the nexus of street savvy R&B and elegant pop.” – Spin Magazine (2001) “One In A Million resides on a different plane than the legion of sophomore attempts that produce only one or two gold singles, Aaliyah is ready to showcase her mature side, her best songs are about relationship woes.

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