Call it a passing of the torch: Timbaland’s new R&B sensation, Tink, leaves her mark on “One in a Million,” one of the producer's breakthrough tracks from his late '90s partnership with Aaliyah. Upon its release, the track leapt to No. 1 on the real-time Billboard + Twitter Trending 140. According to Tink's Twitter, the remix will be serviced to iTunes on Monday (May 11).
Tink revealed her version of the tune, simply called “Million,” on Twitter on May 8. The track kicks off with Aaliyah singing the chorus before Tink jumps on to lace smooth raps above an updated Timbaland beat. In refashioning “Million,” the pair tackles one of Aaliyah’s most enduring hits. The original, released in 1996, led the Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart for eight weeks in 1996-1997, Aaliyah’s longest stretch at the top.