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Customer Review Release Date Bestselling. Distribution Exclusive Virgin France. Printed in the EU. Sign In Register. Album: Aaliyah. This ain't nothin' like I thought it would be Was it all just a dream? Was it ever in my reach? And I refuse I refuse to have one more sleepless night I refuse I refuse to let a tear fall out my eye And I refuse I refuse to continue to try I felt like I would die Or I could break down and cry And I refuse I refuse to let you walk back through that door I refuse I refuse to let you hurt me anymore And I refuse I refuse to continue to ignore The fact I fell to the floor The day you walked out my door It was your way Or it was no way And I couldn't live that way It was our call How come it was your call?
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Ain't Never Are U Feelin' Me Are You Feeling Me She viewed the album as a reflection of herself as both a young adult and a matured vocalist. Aaliyah received highly positive reviews from critics and debuted at number two on the Billboard , but sold diminishingly afterwards. When Blackground and Virgin wanted a high charting single to increase the album's sales, Aaliyah shot a music video for the song " Rock the Boat " in the Bahamas, but died in a plane crash on a return flight to the United States on August After her death, sales of the album skyrocketed and propelled it to number one on the Billboard Background Aaliyah released her second album One in a Million in , and graduated from high school the following year.
She gained further exposure with hit song s from film soundtracks, including her single " Are You That Somebody? After it became the biggest hit of her career at that point, Aaliyah wanted to keep a lower profile and avoid overexposure. A follow-up record was planned for February , but she postponed its recording to develop an acting career, which led to a starring role in the film Romeo Must Die.
The film heightened her profile significantly, while the soundtrack's single " Try Again " became her first number-one song on the pop charts.
Her label Blackground Records used the film and its soundtrack to set up a distribution deal with Virgin Records America , which would distribute Blackground's subsequent releases globally, including her self-titled third album.
Recording and production Aaliyah began recording the album in She recorded a few songs, including two with longtime collaborator Timbaland , before working on Romeo Must Die. In , while working on the record in New York City , Aaliyah called and asked Trent Reznor , one of her musical idols, to produce a song, but they could not coordinate their schedules.
She intended to finish the album by the end of and resumed its recording while filming in Australia for Queen of the Damned , as she shot her part for the film during the day and recorded songs at night.
She said in an interview for Billboard , "there were nights when I didn't go into the studio—I was too tired. On the weekends, I always made it. She had first recorded "I Care 4 U", written by past collaborator Missy Elliott , in for One in a Million , but scrapped it after that album's completion. Aaliyah worked with Blackground Records' in-house crew of musicians, songwriters, and producers, including novice producers Bud'da , J. Dub, Rapture, and Eric Seats.Aaliyah waited nearly five years to deliver her third album, but considering that she was essentially growing up -- it was the equivalent of spending time in college -- when she came back with an eponymous record in the summer of , she came back strong. Aaliyah isn't just a statement of maturity and a stunning artistic leap forward, it's one of the strongest urban soul records of its time.