News: The-Dream Covers Aaliyah's "One In A Million," Responds To Criticism [Audio]

Tuesday, May 18, 2010 2:15PM

Written by Rosario Harper

R&B singer The-Dream has recorded a cover of late singer Aaliyah's "One In A Million."

Music critics pointed out Dream's inability to successfully pull off the song's original feel.

The-Dream tries his hardest to mimic Aaliyah's signature vocal styling and fails miserably. For a song that is fairly simple in its melody and delivery, it proves extremely difficult for The-Dream to reproduce, even when he tries to make it his own. His high notes are sharp and his low notes sound as if he is running out of breath. (Neon Limelight)

Last night, Dream took to his Twitter page to respond to critics.

"No one will ever ssinf Aaliyahs One In A Million like she did! Deff not me lol. I did it because I Reilly miss her still and it was."
"Out of Respect! To her I'm still just a fan not a writer not an Artist A Fan! Calm down the worlds not over. But atleadt y'all will remember."
"How Dope she was and still is to this day!" (The-Dream's Twitter)

Last December, Drake wrote on his Twitter page and spoke on the singer's legacy.

"I miss Aaliyah...," he wrote this week. "I hope you hear the words in my music and smile knowing you inspired them all." (Drake's Twitter)

The singer passed away from a plane crash in 2001.

A star in the R&B world before she was even out of her teens, Aaliyah's promising career was tragically cut short by her death in a plane crash at age 22. Even with only three albums under her belt, she'd already earned a place as a talented trendsetter among the R&B elite. Following a successful transition to a more mature image, Aaliyah played a major role in popularizing the stuttering, futuristic production style that consumed hip-hop and urban soul in the late '90s. (All Music)

Listen to The-Dream's cover of "One In A Million" down below:

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