21 Years Ago This Week, Aaliyah Released Her Worldwide Hit Single 'Try Again'

Updated: Mar 3

Aaliyah ushered in a new decade and millennium with 'Try Again' when the single was released 21 years ago on February 22, 2000.

Thanks to Timbaland's production, she gave radio a revitalized sound with the slick electro-R&B jam. 'Try Again' remains as one of the late singer's signature songs and its influence still reverberates in music today.

The single was released in early 2000 as the lead cut from 'Romeo Must Die' soundtrack. Aaliyah co-starred in the action-packed film with Jet Li. On June 17, 2000 'Try Again' by Aaliyah Hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Aaliyah's debut album, Age Ain't Nothing But a Number, is the only solo material available from her on streaming services right now. Fans have been asking for more of her music to make it to Spotify, Apple Music, et al., although the ownership of her catalog has proved the task difficult for her estate.

In January it was announced that her official YouTube channel would be coming this year.