Aaliyah - "One In A Million"
We'll kick this off with the namesake of our list. Aaliyah passed away in 2001 at the age of 22, far too early by any measure. Her absence is still felt in the music community, and while we wish she could have continued to live and release great music, we're thankful for the gems that she left behind.
"One In A Million" came out in 1996 and marked Aaliyah's third trip to #1 on the R&B charts. The album of the same title is now certified platinum because of incredibly tasteful love ballads like this one.