Aaliyah’s third single from her self titled album, Aaliyah is released. The song is written two years before the release date but never recorded because her label didn’t think she was ready for an explicit song such as Rock the Boat. Producer Kevin Taylor:
The video is very ethereal and heavenly.
We Need a Resolution, directed by Paul Hunter is released as the lead single from Aaliyah’s third self titled album Aaliyah.
I first dealt with snakes when I was in Australia and I did the photo shoot for the album. We used five pythons in the shoot. At first, I was a little nervous, but once I started to handle them, I totally fell in love and felt an affinity toward them.
Come Back in One Piece is the lead single from the Romeo Must Die soundtrack, the video features rapper DMX and directed by Little X.
Aaliyah is the executive producer of the Romeo Must Die soundtrack and sings the hit single, Try Again. The single helps her win a second Grammy nomination as well as two MTV Music Video Awards for Best Female Video and Best Video From a Film.
Try Again was a very upbeat song — very in your face.
4 Page Letter, directed by Daniel Pearl, is released from Aaliyah’s second album, One In a Million. Pearl:
The release of this video was one of the first times we really got to see what a great dancer Aaliyah was.
If Your Girl Only Knew is the lead single released from Aaliyah’s sophomore album One in a Million directed by Joseph Kahn. Aaliyah:
I really like how my eyes change color during the video.
Aaliyah releases her sophomore album, One In A Million in the summer of 1996. Produced by Timbaland, the album portrays the singer as a suave and confident hip-hop swooner. The album sells over two million copies.
I was very involved. When I got with the producers, I told them I wanted an album with different moods, different flavors. I wanted to talk about relationships and have party songs.
Aaliyah releases Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number. The album is produced by R. Kelly, sells one million copies and jumps to platinum status.