Aaliyah's Ten Greatest Hits

Aaliyah would have turned 37 years old on January 16, 2016

More than a decade after her death in 2001, Aaliyah remains one of the most admired and idolized artists in contemporary entertainment. Her three studio albums were all certified double platinum, and she achieved five number one hits on the Billboard R&B chart, and three gold singles. Aaliyah also starred in the 2000 film Romeo Must Die and was featured on the platinum soundtrack. 

Here is a list of "Aaliyah's Ten Greatest Hits."

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1994 - "Back & Forth"

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From Aaliyah's 1994 debut album Age Ain't Nothing But A Number, composed and produced by R. Kelly, "Back & Forth" was certified gold and reached the top of the Billboard R&B chart. The song spent three week at number one, and was ranked the number two R&B single of the year.

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1994 - "At Your Best (You Are Love)"

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The second single of Aaliyah's career, "At Your Best (You Are Love)" in 1994, was certified gold and peaked at number two on the Billboard R&B chart. The cover of The Isley Brothers song also reached number six on the Hot 100. Drake sampled Aaliyah's version for his 2010 song, "Unforgettable"


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1997 - "The Only One I Gave My Heart To"

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From Aaliyah's 1996 album, One In A Million, "The Only One I Gave My Heart To" peaked at number eight on the Billboard R&B chart, and number nine on the Hot 100. The song became her third gold single.


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2000 - "Try Again"

Jet Li and Aaliyah at the 'Romeo Must Die' premiere on March 20, 2000 in Los Angeles. Barry King/WireImage

"Try Again" by Aaliyah (composed and produced by Timbaland) was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, and a Billboard Music Award for Soundtrack Single Of the Year. It won MTV Video Music Awards for Best Video From a Film, and Best Female Video.

From the 2000 Romeo Must Die Soundtrack,the song reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100, and number two on the R&B Chart. The CD also featured Beyonce and Destiny's Child, DMX. Ginuwine, and Joe. Aaliyah made her acting debut in the film, co-starring with Chinese actor and martial artist expert, Jet Li.

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2002 - "Miss You"

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Aaliyah was nominated for a MTV Video Music Award for Best R&B Video for "Miss You." From her posthumous 2002 I Care 4 U CD, the song became her fifth number one single on the Billboard R&B chart. "Miss You" received a nomination for Best R&B Video at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards. The video featured numerous cameo appearances, including Queen Latifah, Toni Braxton, Jamie Foxx, Missy Elliott, and Tank.

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1996 - "If Your Girl Only Knew"

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From Aaliyah's 1994 One In A Million album, "If Your Girl Only Knew" became her second number one single on the Billboard R&B chart. Timbaland produced the song and co-wrote it with Missy Elliott.

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2002 - "Rock The Boat"

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Aaliyah's "Rock The Boat" won a Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Single, Female, and two Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards: Best R&B/Soul or Rap Song of the Year, and Best R&B/Soul Single.  The song was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. It also received BET Awards nominations for Viewer's Choice and Video of the Year.

After shooting the video in The Bahamas, Aaliyah passed away with eight other people on August 25, 2001 when their plane crashed on way back to the United States. The son was released in January 2002.

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2003 - "I Care 4 U"

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The title song of Aaliyah's 2002 posthumous compilation CD I Care 4 U , peaked at number three on the Billboard R&B chart.

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1998 - "Are You That Somebody?"

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"Are You That Somebody?" earned Aaliyah a Grammy nomination for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. From the 1998 Dr. Dolittle soundtrack, the song was her fourth number one hit on the Billboard R&B chart.

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1996 - "One In A Million"

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"One In A Million" by Aaliyah won a Billboard Music Award for Top R&B Single of the Year, Female. It was also nominated for a Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Single, Female. The title song of her 1996 One In A Million album was her third number one single on the Billboard R&B chart.