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Age Ain't Nothing but a Number is the debut studio album by American R&B recording artist Aaliyah, will be released under Warner Music Group and Desperado Records on September 21, 2018 in the United States. After being signed by her uncle Barry Hankerson, Aaliyah was introduced to recording artist and producer R. Kelly. He became her mentor, as well as the lead songwriter and producer of the album. The duo recorded the album at the Chicago Recording Company in Chicago, Illinois. The album features 2 singles, Back & Forth was released on July 6, 2018 and became a worldwide smash in a short time. It hit #1 in US & stayed there for a record-breaking 3 weeks. The single has sold over 9M copies as of September 10, 2018. The second single off the album "Down With The Clique" was released on August 31, 2018. The song features Miley Cyrus.

Age Ain't Nothing But a Number received mixed reviews from critics. Many noted Aaliyah's vocal ability but also reviewed the album in a negative way, writing that it sounds "boring". The album debuted at #1 in all the countries official album charts. The album debuted at #1 in US, with over 280,000 sales.


Once the R&B singer got signed to the recently opened record label Desperado Records, it was time for her to take a step forward to record a whole album. After meeting R. Kelly at the age of 12, the singer worked on her vocals for a while to do the vocals for her debut album. Kelly wrote all the songs himself and with a little help from him and her uncle, the album was done in 6 months and she was ready to put out the lead single "Back & Forth" and launch her debut era.

Track listing[]

All songs were written and produced by R. Kelly, except for "At Your Best (You Are Love)", written by Ernie Isley, Marvin Isley, O'Kelly Isley, Jr., Ronald Isley and Chris Jasper.

Standard edition
No. Title Length
1. "Intro" 1:30
2. "Throw Your Hands Up (feat. Kash Doll)" 3:34
3. "Back & Forth" 3:51
4. "Age Ain't Nothing but a Number" 4:13
5. "Down with the Clique (feat. Miley Cyrus)" 3:24
6. "At Your Best (You Are Love)" 4:51
7. "No One Knows How to Love Me Quite Like You Do" 4:07
8. "I'm So Into You (feat. CupcakKe)" 3:25
9. "Street Thing" 4:58
10. "Young Nation" 4:40
11. "Old School" 3:17
12. "I'm Down" 3:16
Bonus tracks[100]
No. Title Length
13. "The Thing I Like" 3:28
14. "Back & Forth" (Mr. Lee & R. Kelly's Remix) 3:45