While many regard Aaliyah‘s sophomore album, ‘One in a Million,’ as her ‘magnum opus,’ its follow-up – 2001’s eponymous ‘Aaliyah’ – is revered as her most artistically daring and sonically progressive.
Birthing hits like ‘We Need a Resolution,’ ‘Rock the Boat,’ and ‘More Than a Woman,’ the 15-track cut (which celebrated its 20th anniversary in July) was a lyrical and sonic gumbo of Rock, Pop, R&B, Latin (‘Read Between the Lines’), and even Island-inspired sounds.
Released just a month before her untimely death, ‘Aaliyah: the Album’ has stood the test of time as fans and critics frequently reference it as a game-changer. Now, after years of calls to be added to streaming and digital outlets, the project – like ‘Million’ before it (as we reported here) – has finally found a home on streaming outlets.
Jump inside to refamiliarize yourself with the gem that is this timeless effort:
After ‘One in a Million’ was released to streaming outlets last month, it blasted into the Billboard 200’s top 10 (reaching a new peak). ‘Aaliyah,’ which already stands as the singer’s first and only #1 on that chart, is poised to see a similar response by being elevated back into the tally’s top 10.