Aaliyah’s final and self-titled album “Aaliyah” was launched 20 years in the past immediately!
Roommate, 20 years ago today, the beautiful and talented Aaliyah released her third and final album – just weeks before her untimely death in a plane crash. Although the album was sad because of her death, “Aaliyah” is still considered by many fans as her greatest work.
The futuristic production and writing skills of Timbaland and Missy Elliott proved to be magic again on this album, which featured a classic collection of hits that still sound just as timeless today as they were when they were originally released. The album contained three official singles, two of which were released after her death, the lead single “We Need A Resolution”, the dance track “More Than A Woman” and the sultry “Rock The Boat” – that was the video that she filmed on location shortly before her tragic plane crash.
From the moment she hit the music scene with her debut album “Age Ain’t Nothin ‘But A Number” in 1994, Aaliyah was always ahead of her time – but with the album “Aaliyah” she really opened up something that no other artist did was even close, which is why its immense influence is still at an all-time high.
“Aaliyah” was a combination of love, relationships and the complexity that comes with it. The album was Aaliyah really became a young woman after she was introduced to us as a teenager.
Taken during her burgeoning film career after finishing the feature films “Romeo Must Die” and “Queen Of The Damned,” Aaliyah fought harder than ever to control the direction of the album – and her choices only added to it undeniable classics.
Aaliyah may have changed, but their incredible music lives on. Happy Anniversary!
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