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==Critical Reception==
 
==Critical Reception==
In her review for Vibe magazine, music critic Dream Hampton said that Aaliyah's ''"deliciously feline"'' voice has the same ''"pop appeal"'' as Janet Jackson's and is complemented by the producers' funky, coherent tracks.
 
 
Connie Johnson of the Los Angeles Times found the album's material exceptional, including the ''"teasingly witchy"'' "If Your Girl Only Knew".
 
 
The Source magazine felt that the album ''"resides on a different plane than the legion of sophomore attempts that produce only one or two gold singles, Aaliyah is ready to showcase her mature side , Her best songs are about relationship woes".''
 
 
Q magazine said that, with ''"her smooth, sweetly seductive vocal firmly to the fore, [Aaliyah] works through a set of predominantly slow and steamy swingbeat numbers, all clipped beats, luxurious melodies and dreamy harmonies".''
 
 
Robert Christgau, writing in The Village Voice, was less enthusiastic and cited only "Got to Give It Up" as a ''"choice cut",'' indicating ''"a good song on an album that isn't worth your time or money".''
 
 
Sputnikmusic's Nick Butler deemed it a "''strange''" record with an overemphasis on'' "unusually good"'' and ''"occasionally brilliant"'' ballads but plagued by upbeat tracks that were not on-par, except "Hot Like Fire".
 
 
People felt that the album offered more variety in content as opposed to Aaliyah's debut album, saying: ''"At least she's keeping good company. While R. Kelly produced Aaliyah's debut with a one-dimensional musical vision, One in a Million's production posse (which includes Jermaine Dupri and Timbaland) dips into a languid and seductive trip hop on the title track; then stutters jungle rhythm on 'Beats 4 da Streets' and 'Heartbroken.'"''
 
 
Bob Waliszewski from Plugged In gave the album a mixed review, he felt that on the album, Aaliyah had positive things to say but the message got lost in certain songs that are suggestive, in his opinion: the ''"sexually suggestive lyrics spoil whatever good this disc has going for it."''
 
 
In a retrospective review, Slant Magazine said "One in a Million" was ''"undoubtedly one of the most influential R&B albums of the '90s" and credited it for establishing "Aaliyah and the Timbo family as undeniable hip-hop forces."''
 
 
Allmusic viewed the album as a significant improvement over her debut album with ''"greater variety of material"'' and producers, and called Aaliyah's voice ''"smoother, more seductive, and stronger than before".''
 
 
According to Jon Caramanica from Spin wrote that: ''"One In A Million found Aaliyah at the nexus of street savvy R&B and elegant pop."''
 
 
 
==Promotion==
 
==Promotion==
 
In an effort to generate visual awareness for the album, Aaliyah's record label began to run advertisements on June 24-July 8 on cable channels such as BET and The Box.
 
In an effort to generate visual awareness for the album, Aaliyah's record label began to run advertisements on June 24-July 8 on cable channels such as BET and The Box.
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