Aaliyah’s ‘Try Again’ & ‘Rock the Boat’ Blast into iTunes Top 10 After Digital Release

Published: Saturday 11th Sep 2021 by Rashad

Aaliyah favorites ‘Rock the Boat’ and ‘Try Again’ are among many gems from her discography being spun again and again after their long-awaited arrivals to digital platforms.

So much so, they’re besting the sales performances of songs 20 years their junior!

After years of waiting, fans of the late R&B songstress were finally able to stream tunes from her prized catalog courtesy of Blackground Records.

The label’s reboot to Blackground 2.0 was accompanied with reports Aaliyah’s long-vaulted tunes would be unleashed to streaming outlets incrementally starting with the August 20th digital release of her 1996 album, ‘One in a Million.’  Commercial fanfare to the set’s unveiling was so favorable, it pushed the already 2x Platinum project to a new peak on the Billboard 200 – nearly 25 years after its original release.

On September 10, her third and final studio album – 2001’s ‘Aaliyah’ – became the latest from her discography to get the digital treatment.  And, if the real-time iTunes sales chart is anything to judge by, it’s well en route to being received just as well as  ‘Million’ was weeks prior.


Real-Time iTunes Top 100 Songs

(as of time reported)

As of time reported, the project’s three singles – ‘Rock the Boat,’ ‘More Than a Woman,’ and ‘We Need a Resolution’ – are simultaneously impacting the tally’s top 20 (at #7, #15, and #20) respectively.  And while ‘Try Again’ was originally released in 2000 as part of the ‘Romeo Must Die’ official soundtrack, it’s inclusion on the digital edition of ‘Aaliyah’ put it front and center on fans’ radar.  As a result, it’s shot to #10 on the sales chart.

On R&B iTunes, the singer is currently occupying 6 of the top 10 spots – ‘Boat’ (#2), ‘Try’ (#3), ‘Woman’ (#4), ‘Resolution’ (#5), ‘Are You That Somebody’ (#6), and ‘I Care 4 U’ (#8).

‘Aaliyah’ may already stand the singer’s first and only Billboard 200 chart-topper, but – with four songs in iTunes’ real-time sales chart – the commercial response to its re-released content suggests it’s headed back to the top 10.

Click here to stream ‘Aaliyah.’

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  1. KeyLoLo September 11, 2021

    I wonder what the significance is behind these release dates..anyway I’m just happy for Aaliyah..she deserve more positive shine..she ain’t even here and done had a rough month this year.she deserve her shine, she deserves this positive moment

  2. OMG LOGIC September 11, 2021

    Forever going to be a classic. Aaliyah’ third album is her best. So sad it had to be her last, but hey things happen for a reason. Her rerealesed music is reminding me so much of what music used to be. she had that s*** cool demeanor. She is one of those artist that we never particularly commercial but still did well in their own right. She is and was always a legacy act.

  3. Fancy BISH (Back To The Future 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 September 11, 2021

    Flavor Aaliyah 🎶🤳🏽💋

  4. Fancy BISH (Back To The Future 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 September 11, 2021

    Prostitute turned pop singer 🤢🤮👩🏾🤰🏽

    • Kika September 11, 2021

      Your mom is a gutter snipe turned p*** rat, you and your mother have never amounted to anything

      • nickiLOVESrapists September 11, 2021

        Kika, don’t get upset. Fancy Bish has CovAIDS. She’s on her deathbed and hallucinating.

        Aaliyah is ICONIC.

      • Fancy BISH (Back To The Future 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 September 12, 2021

        @Kika & nickiLOVESrapists your whole bloodline will have a*** as most of black Americans do along with diabetes and sickle-cell. I hope the youngins in your families get shot in the head right in front of you all.

  5. #Chole💋DESTROYED💩mani September 11, 2021

    R.Kelly’s ex h:o:e. Aaliyah will see him in heaven so they will make some heaven babies

    • nickiLOVESrapists September 11, 2021

      Except R. Kelly will be burning in hell (aka Normani’s backyard, a level of hell where her album is actually released and one must listen 24/7).

    • What would Whitney do September 11, 2021

      Dame dash has said that that was his girlfriend not rkelly

  6. What would Whitney do September 11, 2021

    Put dash up
    Was she pregnant and have abortion. you can say that she was pregnant and then had an abortion and then act like you never said that before

  7. Detruth September 11, 2021

    Well deserved

  8. marilyn monh-O-E (Da Real DIVA 👠) September 11, 2021

    Not my TASTE but she was pretty💅🏿 Very skinny for today’s standard tho.

  9. Aaliyah Fan September 11, 2021

    This was her best album!! I could listen to this album and never get bored. This is a no skip album. Love her!! What a talent!! She was gorgeous, always sweet, kind, humble. So sad what happened to her. It’s sad what people would do!! I won’t get into what I really want to say, but we all know what really happened. One day the truth will be revealed, nothing stays hidden in the dark for long!!

    • Fancy BISH (Back To The Future 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 September 11, 2021

      All of THIS! ✅ And a maturity about her! I miss the days when younger artists had a level of maturity about them that showed in the music/music choices…many artists (not all) these days want to sound the age they are…ok, but that won’t age well lmaooooooooo…and Aaliyah found her voice from the very start! It was so easy to sound like this one or that one in the 90’s because R&B was becoming very dominant at the time, but the same voice on Back & Forth (still a jam, heard it on the radio the other day…R. Kelly be damned tho lol) shines brilliantly on Aaliyah self-titled! So many popular artists and years in between…Aaliyah was confident and timeless! 💯 🎶

  10. What would Whitney do September 11, 2021

    Fat bitvhezx are not burning up the charts in 2021 it’s skinny bitchess

  11. J September 12, 2021

    A demonic sacrifice. Aaliyah fans got it the worst back in the day! We had to watch it all go down. So sad, she didn’t deserve all of the abuse she received from being in this industry. RIP

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