Ultimate Aaliyah is the second compilation album dedicated to late R&B singer Aaliyah. It was released on May 10, 2005 in the UK, in Australia (as Ultimate Aaliyah) and in Japan (as Special Edition: Rare Tracks and Visuals). The collection includes two CDs and one DVD video disc.
The first compact disc is a greatest hits compilation, including all of Aaliyah's biggest and minor U.S. hits (in their LP versions) and 2 of her minor/moderate UK hits, but leaves out one of her top ten R&B hits "Come Over" (#9 Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs), one of her minor U.S. hits and the rest of her U.K. minor/moderate hits such as: "Age Ain't Nothing But a Number", (#75 U.S. Billboard Hot 100); "Journey to the Past" from the film Anastasia (#22 UK Top 40, #28 Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks); "Down with the Clique" (#33 UK Top 40); "The Thing I Like" (#33 UK Top 40) from the film A Low Down Dirty Shame; and finally, "Are You Ready?" (#42 Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay) from the film Sunset Park.
The second disc is entitled Are You Feelin' Me?; its title track was also released as a promo single in the UK to promote the album but the song failed to chart on any of the UK charts. The second disc compiles several of Aaliyah's tracks that were included on both soundtrack albums and on studio albums for labelmate Timbaland. The bonus DVD runs for sixty minutes, and features promo clips, interviews, and special features. Among the included DVD material are an MTV special, MTV News Now: The Life of Aaliyah, a Tribute to Aaliyah, Aaliyah's VH1 Behind the Music installment, and her E! True Hollywood Story episode.
The compilation debuted at #32 on the UK Albums Chart; with 20,000 copies sold. In others charts the album was failed. Ultimate Aaliyah has sold over 1.4 million copies worldwide.
Special Edition: Rare Tracks and Visuals was released two months after, and included the songs "Are You Feelin' Me?" and "Messed Up" as its first two tracks, like the second disc of this boxset, plus some remixes of Aaliyah's hits "Rock The Boat", "More Than A Woman" and "Try Again". The DVD contains the same documentary as Ultimate Aaliyah.
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