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One in a Million is the second studio album by American singer Aaliyah. It was first released on August 27, 1996 by Blackground Records and Atlantic Records. The album was recorded from August 1995 to July 1996 with a variety of producers including Timbaland, Missy Elliott, Carl-So-Lowe, J. Dibbs, Jermaine Dupri, Kay Gee, Vincent Herbert, Rodney Jerkins, Craig King, Darren Lighty, and Darryl Simmons. The album featured several guest vocalists, including Missy Elliott, Timbaland, Treach, and Slick Rick.

One in a Million was well received by most critics, including Rolling Stone, who named it the 90th best album of the 1990s. It was also listed as one of 33 hip hop/R&B albums in Rolling Stone's "Essential Recordings of the '90s". One in a Million debuted at twenty on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 40,500 copies in its opening week; twenty-two weeks later the album peaked at eighteen, being certified Gold by RIAA. Within a few months, the album proved Aaliyah's breakthrough and a major milestone in the careers of Missy Elliott and Timbaland. It was certified double Platinum on June 16, 1997. The album was also certified Gold by Music Canada for shipments of 50,000 copies. One in a Million has sold over three million copies in the United States and 8 million copies worldwide.

The album produced six singles, "If Your Girl Only Knew", "One in a Million", "Got to Give It Up", "4 Page Letter", "Hot Like Fire", and "The One I Gave My Heart To", with the last becoming the album's highest-charting single, peaking at nine on the US Billboard Hot 100. In 2004, the album was re-released in Germany with altered artwork, and again in 2006. It included the standard 17 tracks, plus the bonus song "Come Over".

TracklistingEdit

  1. Beats 4 da Streets (Intro)
  2. Hot Like Fire
  3. One in a Million
  4. A Girl Like You
  5. If Your Girl Only Knew
  6. Choosey Lover (Old School/New School)
  7. Got to Give It Up
  8. 4 Page Letter
  9. Everything's Gonna Be Alright
  10. Giving You More
  11. I Gotcha' Back
  12. Never Givin' Up
  13. Heartbroken
  14. Never Comin' Back
  15. Ladies in da House
  16. The One I Gave My Heart To
  17. Came to Give Love (Outro)
  18. No Days Go By
  19. Come Over
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