Sunday, June 16, 2024

25 Years Later, Aaliyah’s Classic Album, “One in A Million,” Shoots to Number 1 Again, Finally Streaming


Next Friday, August 27th, is the 25th anniversary of Aaliyah’s classic album, “One in a Million.”

Today the iconic album has shot to number 1 on iTunes as it’s re-released. This is also the the first day it’s been available on streaming services.

“One in a Million” was lost in a tug of war between Aaliyah’s estate and her manager, Barry Hankerson. But a deal’s been cut, at least for the moment, to honor the anniversary.

In a weird coincidence of the universe, R Kelly is also on trial in Chicago. When Aaliyah was a teenager he married her. She was under age but finally, famously, got away from him. She died on August 25, 2001 in an airplane crash, at age 22.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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