Age Ain't Nothing But a Number

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Age Ain't Nothing but a Number
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 24, 1994 (1994-05-24)
RecordedSeptember 1993 – April 1994
Chicago Recording Company
(Chicago, Illinois)
Genre
Length48:54
Label
Producer
Aaliyah chronology
Age Ain't Nothing but a Number 'One in a Million
(1996)
Singles from Age Ain't Nothing But a Number
  1. "Back & Forth"
    Released: May 10, 1994 (1994-05-10)
  2. "At Your Best (You Are Love)"
    Released: August 22, 1994 (1994-08-22)
  3. "Age Ain't Nothing But a Number"
    Released: December 6, 1994 (1994-12-06)
  4. "Down with the Clique"
    Released: May 2, 1995 (1995-05-02)
  5. "No One Knows How To Love Me Quite Like You Do"
    Released: June 27, 1995 (1995-06-27)
  6. "The Thing I Like"
    Released: August 3, 1995 (1995-08-03)

Age Ain't Nothing but a Number is the debut studio album by American R&B recording artist Aaliyah, released under Jive and Blackground Records on May 24, 1994, in the United States. The album was produced by fellow R&B singer R. Kelly (who also wrote most of the material for the album). It was around the time that both Aaliyah and R. Kelly secretly got married.[1] The album features mainly R&B and hip hop songs that were influenced by the popular new jack swing genre.

Reviews[change | change source]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]
Entertainment WeeklyB+[3]
Rolling Stone2.5/5 stars[4]
Slant Magazine3/5 stars[5]

Track listing[change | change source]

Standard CD
No. TitleWriter(s)Producer Length
1. "Intro"  R. KellyKelly 1:30
2. "Throw Your Hands Up"  KellyKelly 3:34
3. "Back & Forth"  KellyKelly 3:51
4. "Age Ain't Nothing but a Number"  KellyKelly 4:13
5. "Down with the Clique"  KellyKelly 3:24
6. "At Your Best (You Are Love)"  Kelly 4:51
7. "No One Knows How to Love Me Quite Like You Do"  KellyKelly 4:07
8. "I'm So into You"  KellyKelly 3:25
9. "Street Thing"  KellyKelly 4:58
10. "Young Nation"  KellyKelly 4:40
11. "Old School"  KellyKelly 3:17
12. "I'm Down"  KellyKelly 3:16
Bonus tracks
No. TitleWriter(s)Producer Length
13. "The Thing I Like[6]"  KellyKelly 3:28
14. "Back & Forth (Mr. Lee & R. Kelly's Remix)[6]"  KellyKelly 3:45

Personnel[change | change source]

Charts[change | change source]

Chart (1994) Peak
position
Certification
(sales threshold)
Canadian Albums Chart 20 Gold
Dutch Albums Chart 44 Gold
European Albums Chart 68
Japanese Albums Chart[7] 39 Gold
Israel Albums Chart 96
UK Albums Chart 23 Silver
U.S. Billboard 200 18 3× Platinum
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 3
U.S. Billboard Top Internet Albums (2001)[8] 13

References[change | change source]

  1. "7 Facts About Aaliayh: Get The Scoop Before You Watch the Lifetime Movie". Biography.
  2. Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Age Ain't Nothing But a Number - Review". Allmusic. Retrieved May 17, 2009.
  3. Ehrlich, Dimitri (June 17, 1994). "Age Ain't Nothing But a Number - Music Review". Entertainment Weekly. Time. Archived from the original on 21 April 2009. Retrieved May 17, 2009. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)
  4. Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian David (2004). Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon and Schuster. ISBN 978-0-7432-0169-8. Retrieved 2011-11-15.
  5. Cinquemani, Sal (2001). "Aaliyah: Age Ain't Nothing But a Number". Slant. Archived from the original on 9 May 2009. Retrieved May 17, 2009. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Age Ain't Nothing But a Number: Aaliyah". Amazon.com. Retrieved May 18, 2009.
  7. "Website Disabled" (PDF). aaliyahremembered2.homestead.com.
  8. "Aaliyah Album & Song Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved September 28, 2010.