“Million” is the title track from the singer’s second studio album, which features some of the earliest hit records by Timbaland and Missy Elliott. The track led the Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart for eight weeks in 1996 and 1997, Aaliyah’s longest stretch at the top, while its parent album climbed to No. 2 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. One in a Million spun off two top 10 singles on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart, “If Your Girl Only Knew” (No. 1, two weeks) and “The One I Gave My Heart To” (No. 8).
During her abbreviated career, Aaliyah racked up 11 top 10 singles on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, including the No. 1s “Back and Forth,” “If Your Girl Only Knew” and the posthumously released “Miss You.”
She recorded a Billboard Hot 100 milestone the week of June 17, 2000, when her song “Try Again” became the first track to reach No. 1 solely based on radio airplay. (A change in chart rules starting Dec. 5, 1998 allowed airplay-only songs to chart. Prior to that date, only songs available for purchase were eligible to chart.)
A little over a year later, following her death, she topped the Billboard 200 albums chart for the first time with her self-titled album (on the list dated Sept. 15, 2001).