Aaliyah (album)

album by Aaliyah

Aaliyah is the third and final studio album by American R&B recording artist Aaliyah. It was released on July 7, 2001, by Blackground Records and Virgin Records. It was Aaliyah's last album to have been released during her lifetime. She had died in a plane crash the August of the same year.

Aaliyah
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 7, 2001 (2001-07-07)
Recorded1998 – March 2001
StudioManhattan Center Studios, Soundtracks Studios, Sony Studios
(New York City, New York)
Magic Mix Studios, Music Grinder Studios, Westlake Studios
(Los Angeles, California)
Sing Sing Studios
(Melbourne, Australia)
GenreR&B
Length61:10
Label
Producer

Jomo Hankerson (exec.)

Aaliyah chronology
One in a Million
(1996)
Aaliyah
(2001)
I Care 4 U
(2002)
Singles from Aaliyah
  1. "We Need a Resolution"
    Released: April 13, 2001 (2001-04-13)
  2. "More Than a Woman"
    Released: November 13, 2001 (2001-11-13)
  3. "Rock the Boat"
    Released: January 15, 2002 (2002-01-15)

ReviewsEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [1]
Entertainment WeeklyB+[2]
The Guardian     [3]
Los Angeles Times    [4]
NME7/10[5]
Q     [6]
Rolling Stone     [7]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide     [8]
Slant Magazine     [9]
Spin8/10[10]

Track listingEdit

No. TitleLyricsMusicProducer(s) Length
1. "We Need a Resolution" (featuring Timbaland)Stephen GarrettTimothy MosleyTimbaland 4:02
2. "Loose Rap" (featuring Static)GarrettEric Seats, Rapture StewartEric Seats, Rapture 3:50
3. "Rock the Boat"  GarrettSeats, StewartEric Seats, Rapture 4:34
4. "More Than a Woman"  GarrettMosleyTimbaland 3:49
5. "Never No More"  GarrettStephen AndersonBud'da 3:56
6. "I Care 4 U"  Melissa ElliottMosleyTimbaland 4:33
7. "Extra Smooth"  GarrettSeats, StewartEric Seats, Rapture 3:55
8. "Read Between the Lines"  GarrettAndersonBud'da 4:20
9. "U Got Nerve"  Benjamin BushSeats, StewartEric Seats, Rapture 3:43
10. "I Refuse"  GarrettJeffrey WalkerJ. Dub 5:57
11. "It's Whatever"  GarrettSeats, StewartEric Seats, Rapture 4:08
12. "I Can Be"  Durrell BabbsAndersonBud'da 2:59
13. "Those Were the Days"  GarrettSeats, StewartEric Seats, Rapture 3:24
14. "What If"  BabbsWalkerJ. Dub 4:24
15. "Messed Up" (hidden track)BushSeats, StewartEric Seats, Rapture 3:34
Total length:
61:10

PersonnelEdit

Credits are adapted from the album's liner notes.[11]

ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[25] Gold 35,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[26] Platinum 100,000^
France (SNEP)[27] Gold 100,000*
Germany (BVMI)[28] Gold 250,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[29] Gold 20,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[30] Platinum 300,000^
United States (RIAA)[31] 2× Platinum 2,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release historyEdit

Region Date Format
Japan[14] July 7, 2001 Standard edition
Germany[32] July 13, 2001
United Kingdom[30] July 16, 2001
United States[31] July 17, 2001
France[27] July 24, 2001
Europe[33] March 9, 2004 Remastered edition
Worldwide[34] October 8, 2007
United States[35] October 16, 2007

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