Billboard 200: Aaliyah’s ‘One in a Million’ Album Hits Top 10 for the First Time EVER After Streaming Release

Published: Sunday 29th Aug 2021 by Sam

Aaliyah was unquestionably a ‘One in a Million’ talent and her presence continues to resonate two decades after her tragic death. Case in point the renewed success of her like-titled album.

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After years of unavailability on streaming platforms, the LP was finally released on services such as Spotify and Apple Music after the relaunch of the late star’s longtime label, Blackground Records.

The buzz was immediate and resulted in plentiful streams and digital downloads.

It’s resulted in the 1996 LP rocketing into the top 10 of the Billboard 200 for the first time ever.

Fueled by equivalent sales of 26,000, the project has landed at #10 on the tally.

Of that sum: 13,000 are pure sales, while 11,000 are via streaming (by way of the 14.29 million on-demand streams of the set’s songs). 2000 were via track equivalent albums units.

Prior to this point, ‘One in a Million – which is home to hits such as ‘Hot Like Fire,’ ‘4 Page Letter,’ and the ‘One in a Million’ title-track, had peaked at #18 on the coveted count.

As reported, the rest of Aaliyah’s catalog is heading to streaming services as part of a staggered release roll-out.

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  1. Diabetes UNBOTHERED August 29, 2021

    One in a Million was and still is a FLOP.

    Aliyahs Sophmore LP took 25 years to hit Top 10 😂 only went 2X Plat

    The Queen’s Sophomore THE WRITINGS ON THE WALL went Top 5 and sold 8X Plat

    THE WRITINGS ON THE WALL (1999) outsold Aliyahs entire Discography


    • “GG” August 29, 2021

      You are trash and I guarantee you have no college degree or accomplishments of your own! Your mother should have swallowed you !

    • Christopher I. Gomes August 29, 2021

      You are disgusting!!! Aaliyah is The Real Queen!!

      • MoDove August 29, 2021

        Real queen of what? She sold less than DC, Brandy AND Monica.

    • NoFanNoStan August 29, 2021

      Platinum albums don’t mean s*** back in the day 80s, 90s. Real artists need to have multi platinum album or diamond album, like Britney Spears got 14x platinum for her debut. Xtina had 8x platinum so I agree with Fat Whale. So Aaliyah don’t mean s***

      • Christopher I. Gomes August 29, 2021

        You are a moron – Aaliyah sold millions of albums and is a true icon – you and that fat beast are dumb as dog s*** !! Beyoncé is trash and her whole discography is garbage!! You and all those who hate on Aaliyah are morally reprehensible- you belong in hell!! Demons!! Die!!! Just Die!!! And lose some weight fat ass!!!

      • Diabetes UNBOTHERED August 29, 2021

        Coming for my weight isn’t going to stop the fact that Aaliyah label LIED about Aliyahs record sales.

        Aaliyah was LOCAL (just like her R&B exclusive hits) and sold only a mere 10-11 MILLION internationally with 3 albums… not 30 million. THE WRITINGS ON THE WALL sold 7 million US and 12-14 million overall, more than Aaliyahs entire Catolog 😂.

        Don’t blame me, blame the FANS, or lack thereof 😬

  2. “GG” August 29, 2021

    This album spawned 6 singles and introduced us to Missy and Timberland ! I’m not surprised it charted again

  3. Christopher I. Gomes August 29, 2021


  4. NoFanNoStan August 29, 2021

    Her uncle should wrote a book about her romance with R.Kelly and motherhood….

  5. ONE HUNDRIA August 29, 2021

    That’s why I say Jazmine Sullivan, Jhud, and Fantasia have nothing to worry about. You dont have to hit the top to make classics and be remembered. That’s for STANS and labels not for the general public.

    • Back2Me August 29, 2021

      Fantasia has classics, platinum albums AND a Grammy. Don’t sleep.

  6. Bravo!! August 29, 2021

    People have to remember R&b & hip hop didn’t dominate billboard hot 100 back in the 90s. You had more white acts stealing R&b and making it popular musics. Aaliyah selling 2 million records was fantastic for R&b. Aaliyah getting into the top 20 hot/100 was a great accompaniment.

    • Zion August 30, 2021

      Rnb acts were killïng it TLC and B2M have a 12x platinum album each 👀

      • Detruth August 30, 2021

        Bravo!! Is right not all rnb acts was doing tlc and boys to men numbers. Aaliyah is disrespected when ppl whose sales and success was around her level but they never get the same treatment. Aaliyahs first album sold more than monica first album and not much less than Brandy first album. Her and Monica second album sold the same Monica’s is 3×platinum because of shipments not sales. People like Xscape, Jodeci, D’Angelo, Faith Evans, SWV, Ginuwine, Monica, etc was on the same level as Aaliyah but do not face half the criticism.

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