One in a Million (Aaliyah album)

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One in a Million
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 27, 1996 (1996-08-27)
RecordedAugust 1995–July 1996[1]
Genre
Length73:18
Label
Producer
Aaliyah chronology
'Age Ain't Nothing But a Number
(1994)
One in a Million 'Aaliyah
(2001)
Singles from One in a Million
  1. "If Your Girl Only Knew"
    Released: August 13, 1996
  2. "One in a Million"
    Released: December 10, 1996
  3. "Got to Give It Up"
    Released: January 27, 1997
  4. "4 Page Letter"
    Released: March 11, 1997
  5. "Hot Like Fire"
    Released: September 16, 1997
  6. "The One I Gave My Heart To"
    Released: September 16, 1997

One in a Million is the second studio album by American R&B recording artist Aaliyah. It was released on August 27, 1996 by Blackground Records and Atlantic Records. The album was the first album that Aaliyah worked with rappers Missy Elliott and Timbaland.

Reviews[change | change source]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[2]
Robert Christgau(choice cut)[3]
Los Angeles Times3.5/4 stars[4]
Q3/5 stars[5]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide3.5/5 stars[6]
Slant Magazine3.5/5 stars[7]
Vibe(favorable)[8]

Track listing[change | change source]

Standard CD
No. TitleWriter(s)Producer Length
1. "Beats 4 da Streets (Intro)" (featuring Missy Elliott)Missy Elliott, TimbalandTimbaland 2:10
2. "Hot Like Fire"  Timbaland, Missy ElliottTimbaland 4:23
3. "One in a Million"  Timbaland, Missy ElliottTimbaland 4:30
4. "A Girl Like You" (featuring Treach)Kay-Gee & Darren LightyKay Gee, Darren Lighty 4:23
5. "If Your Girl Only Knew"  Timbaland, Missy ElliottTimbaland 4:50
6. "Choosey Lover (Old School/New School)"  O'Kelly Isley, Jr., Rudolph Isley, Ronald Isley, Vernon Isley, Chris JasperVincent "V.H." Herbert & Rashad Smith (add'l prod. & remix) 7:07
7. "Got to Give It Up" (featuring Slick Rick)Marvin GayeVincent "V.H." Herbert & Craig King 4:41
8. "4 Page Letter"  Timbaland, Missy ElliottTimbaland 4:52
9. "Everything's Gonna Be Alright"  Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins, Japhe TejedaRodney "Darkchild" Jerkins 4:50
10. "Giving You More"  J. DibbsJ. Dibbs 4:26
11. "I Gotcha' Back"  Jermaine Dupri, Carl-So-LoweJermaine Dupri & Carl-So-Lowe 2:54
12. "Never Givin' Up" (featuring Tavarius Polk)Monica Bell, Craig KingVincent "V.H." Herbert & Craig King 5:11
13. "Heartbroken"  Timbaland, Missy ElliottTimbaland 4:17
14. "Never Comin' Back"  Timbaland, Missy ElliottTimbaland 4:06
15. "Ladies in da House" (featuring Missy Elliott and Timbaland)Timbaland, Missy ElliottTimbaland 4:20
16. "The One I Gave My Heart To"  Diane WarrenDaryl Simmons 4:30
17. "Came to Give Love (Outro)" (featuring Timbaland) Timbaland 1:40
2004 re-release
No. TitleWriter(s)Producer Length
18. "Come Over" (featuring Tank)Johnta AustinBryan-Michael Cox, Kevin Hicks, Jazze Pha 3:55

Charts[change | change source]

Weekly charts[change | change source]

Chart (1996–2001) Peak
position
Canadian Albums Chart 15
Dutch Albums Chart[9] 26
European Albums Chart[9] 47
Israel Albums Chart[9] 38
Japanese Albums Chart[9] 11
Swedish Albums Chart[9] 41
U.S. Billboard 200 18
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[10] 2
U.S. Billboard Top Internet Albums[11] 7

Year-end charts[change | change source]

Chart (1996) Position
U.S. Billboard 200[12] 175
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[12] 60
UK Albums Chart[9] 33
Chart (1997) Position
U.S. Billboard 200[13] 44
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[13] 10

Certifications[change | change source]

Country Provider Certification
Canada CRIA Gold[14]
United States RIAA 2× Platinum[15]

Personnel[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Billboard - August 19, 1995". Billboard. Retrieved October 12, 2010.
  2. One in a Million at AllMusic
  3. Christgau, Robert (March 11, 1997). "Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. New York. Retrieved July 17, 2013.
  4. Johnson, Connie (August 30, 2001). "Los Angeles Times review". Articles.latimes.com. Retrieved November 15, 2011.
  5. "Q review". Cduniverse.com. October 16, 2007. Retrieved November 15, 2011.
  6. Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian David (November 2, 2004). Rolling Stone review. Simon and Schuster. ISBN 978-0-7432-0169-8. Retrieved November 15, 2011.
  7. "Slant Magazine review". Slantmagazine.com. Retrieved November 15, 2011.
  8. Vibe Media Group (October 1996). Vibe review. Vibe Media Group. Retrieved November 15, 2011.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 "Aaliyah". Chart Stats. Archived from the original on May 25, 2012. Retrieved November 15, 2011.
  10. "Music Albums, Top 200 Albums & Music Album Charts". Billboard. Retrieved October 12, 2010.
  11. "Aaliyah Album & Song Chart History". All Music. Retrieved September 28, 2010.
  12. 12.0 12.1 'Billboard 200', Billboard, Vol. 108, No. 52 (December 28, 1996), p. 78
  13. 13.0 13.1 "Billboard - Google Livros". Books.google.com. January 3, 1998. Retrieved November 15, 2011.
  14. "Gold and Platinum Search (Aaliyah)". Music Canada. Retrieved September 20, 2012.
  15. "Gold & Platinum: Aaliyah". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved September 20, 2012.