New Music: Omarion – ‘One in a Million’ (Aaliyah Cover)

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Omarion pays tribute to the late Aaliyah with his cover of “One in a Million,” included on his new DJ Drama-hosted mixtape The Awakening. “Paying homage like we should. We love you Aaliyah. We do this for you,” says the R&B crooner before putting his spin on Babygirl’s classic, like The-Dream before him. Listen below and let us know what you think of O’s version.

Omarion – “One in a Million”

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53 Comments

  1. scloud

    some songs just dont need to be covered i mean its better than The-dream but Aaliyeah songs should be left alone

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    jeremydante Reply:

    @scloud, i 100% agree. all this shouting at the beginning of the track is so fuckn obnoxious too.

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  2. Scott

    Agreed! Aayliyah’s songs are flawless and should be left alone.

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  3. HTC

    Horrible.

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  4. jstamir

    Omarion is too childish for this one.
    ONE OF THE MOST CLASSIC TIMBALAND BEATS EVER.
    MAN FUCK TIM, ITS DA MOST CLASSIC BEAT EVER!

    RIP baby gurl Aaliyah.

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  5. grrrr

    leave aaliyah shit ALONE. PLEASE. wack azz.

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  6. WonderLand19

    its good, better than i thought it would be.

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  7. Why Ask

    Its not the greatest — But its not as bad as people making it out to be. Hell its better the The Dreams coverage.

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  8. Yaser Lad

    Errrrrrrrrrrrrrm. It’s suppose to be a smooth but powerful vocal song – he think he over did it! But it’s OK!

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  9. uknowumad

    some artist shouldn’t be allow to remake songs

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  10. nay

    he wasnt that bad.. sdfu haters aaliyah

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  11. Sharp Tongue

    No No No and No again when I saw this I was like hell to the nawl don’t cover Aaliyah especially “One in a Million” my favorite song, sorry Omarion NEXT!

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  12. Phoenix_Wright

    This is just ok but I never liked “One In a Million” anyway. Some of yall aaliyah fans stay getting mad cause some1 simply covered the song. He didn’t make this a single or put it on a album, just a mixtape. Of course yall have freedom to say how yall feel, but to me NO SONG on this earth is exempted from being covered so shove it

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    the Real Reply:

    @Phoenix_Wright, BITCH YOU DONT LOVE MUSIC THAT WHY…YOUR JUST A TRENDING FAN…LAME BUT YOU CAN BE THAT WAY..SOMEBODY GOTTA BE COOL

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    Phoenix_Wright Reply:

    @the Real, what’s a trending fan?? And y u mad tho? ^_^

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    stevie Reply:

    @Phoenix_Wright,
    you never liked One in a Million. I can’t respect your opinion on anything else.

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    Ice Reply:

    @Pheonix_Wright, you have an opinion, don’t let these haters tell you otherwise. I love “One in a Million”, but I don’t see anything wrong with a cover by a different artist. It’s a form of homage. The original is still available to listen to, it’s not like the remake will take the place of the original. I respect Omarion for paying homage to her.

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    Phoenix_Wright Reply:

    @Ice, exactly!!!

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    Lisa Reply:

    @Ice, you just said everything I thought while reading these ridiculous comments. “One in a Million” is one of my favorite songs, but that doesn’t mean others have to love it as well. @Phoenix_Wright, I get what you were trying to say. And I agree with you on some of your points.

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  13. the Real

    WHY………………………..WEAK AS NICCA. HE CANT EVEN SING…LIKE WTF???? EPIC FAIL= OMARION<<<<YOUR DONE BRUH

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  14. Mabs

    LOL at all these comments. While no artist is untouchable including Aaliyah, I really wish some songs weren’t remade. He gets props for showing Aaliyah love but his singing on this track has a lot to be desired. On the bright side, at least he didn’t remake “I Care 4 U”.

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  15. JShardae

    No comment… No comment at all… :o/

    Don’t know how I feel about it…. Not thrilled, that’s for sure…

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  16. Phoenix_Wright

    Also I forgot to state that even if you don’t like the cover, FANS of Aaliyah should glad that some artist are trying to keep her music alive. Paying homage and showing that they were fans of her music.

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  17. Lisa

    Pretty good.

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  18. Andre

    It’s a good effort from Omarion, but nothing compares to the original. From a scale from one to ten I would give him a 7 1/2 his voice could have been a little softer. I guess you could say he put his spin on this song.

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  19. DUMMIES

    Uhhhhhhhhh……NO!!!!!!….This is a Song that should be LEFT THE FUCK ALONE ! ! ! !

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  20. Jerrod

    You can pay homage to someone without redoing the the whole thing. I would have rather he used the beat and did his own original song to pay homage. Notice no female singers are doing a cover of this track, they know to respect the True queen of R&B.

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  21. Elisha

    omg I had the pleasure of meeting Aaliyah in London truly a beautiful persom!! Baby girl’s song are UNTOUCHABLE

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  22. imsaying

    omarion is not trying to be the original aaliyah lol its just a cover. i personally dont care much for it. i rather had him fill this space up with another original song he made but the cover isnt that bad for people to be jumping down his throat about it

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  23. Hmm.

    He is paying homage and keeping her name alive. More media outlets could do the same. I want to hear Aaliyah songs on America Idol & Glee shows. Don’t let her music and legacy die.

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    Jerrod Reply:

    I agree with you, her song need to be on some shows. People totally forget about her until people cover her songs, then they complain. More people need to be covering her songs.

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    aaliyah Reply:

    @Hmm., Forreals

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  24. Love 90210

    That was a hot mess!!! ugh please… we go through this EVERYTIME, just leave Aaliyah’s music alone!!! Please for the love of all things great, just leave her ish now hes just ruined a great song and now i wanna fight somebody -_-

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  25. headphones

    leave Aaliyah music alone, it’s something that doesn’t need to be ‘covered’, we don’t need artists remaking her songs to keep her in our memory, we just don’t

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  26. Tracii Summers

    Finally an artist pays homage to a Legend and this is the response they get, thanks to nicki minaj showing respect to an artist is now a bad thing

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  27. Dave

    This really wasn’t as horrible as people were making it out. I feel like some Aaliyah fans be doing too much. They act like her stuff is untouchable, when truly it’s not. It’s not even about it being touched, it’s about you admiring the person & paying respects by doing things like a cover. It continue’s the artist’s legacy & let’s everyone know how special they are by touching another artist. He wasn’t doing a “imitation” of “One in A Million” he did a cover. He put his own lil spin on it, that’s partly the purpose because when you do cover you pay respects to the original artist, but you make a stamp on in to say “this is my version.” At parts he did slightly over do it, & it was a bit rugged than buttery smooth. But it wasn’t that bad. Better than The-Dreams, but not better than Aaliyah’s original. But, nothing to complain about. Be happy artist still love & respect her. Y’all would be mad if no one talked about her no more.

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    Dave Reply:

    @Dave, and by the way I am a Aaliyah fan myself.

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    Tracii Summers Reply:

    @Dave, NO U ARE NOT AN AALIYAH FAN. Aaliyah’s music is legendary .. only a few can execute her shit.. so dont get it twisted u fake aaliyah fan. sit down

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    Dave Reply:

    @Tracii Summers, I am, don’t tell me what I am. I am not a Aaliyah “Stan.” There’s a difference. No one said her music wasn’t legendary or not. I said it’s not like it can’t be touched, meaning no one can cover it. If it’s out, it can be touched/covered. She isn’t exempt. No one is. Period. Why don’t you sit down & get a life. You are not getting paid for this & nor was my comment against her. I just truly think some of her fans (more like stans) are doing too much because in my opinion it wasn’t that bad. Horrible is really pushing it. But, truthfully I don’t care. You stay mad, just don’t tell me what to do or what I am.

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    Dave Reply:

    @Tracii Summers, & nor did I say anyone executed it right or not. People be too lame nowadays.

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    Phoenix_Wright Reply:

    @Tracii Summers, How u gon tell some1 whether they are a fan or not? extra fail on ur part

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    Phoenix_Wright Reply:

    @Dave, man u said everything, 100% agreed

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  28. ChoklitFactory

    O did a good job! I’m feelin it.

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  29. Nyisha

    What happened to a shout out. Drake, Jay, J.Cole, etc…all shout her out. I dunno what possessed him to do this song, why not Michael Jackson since he channels him so much. The remake was not appreciated nor was the attempt. For those who say that these remakes helps people remember her, I would say that while she maybe not remembered (herbeing brought up in regular conversation and her music blasting) she definitely will never be forgotten by her true fans and for that her music/legacy is just as alive as when she was here. That is all that matters.

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  30. Bianca

    eh.

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  31. Aquierra

    -ROLLS EYES-

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  32. Um.Well.Sure.

    I actually think Marques Houston would have done a better job. To me Omarion has one of those voices that has to have beats MADE to handle his voice and this beat does NOT.

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  33. Flopengco

    Don’t like this cover. This song was made to go around Aaliyah’s unique voice, and is not meant to be oversung.

    It’s a tricky business covering her songs because of how unique her voice is. I think people should think first before they cover. A cover should enhance the original song’s reputation, not tarnish it.

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  34. AustynKing

    The only person that can attempt this song & do it better right now is JoJo & I put money on it!

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  35. ChillyX

    UUUUM, NO! The ONLY guy who should attempt this song is Ginuwine. His voice on this track would elevate it. Not bring it down like O and Dream did.

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  36. liyah

    They should just leave her song alone i would really hate for them to ruin it. The song really didn’t need improvements. As much as i would like to think they’re paying their respect to her sometimes i feel it’s just a way for them to make money off of other peoples hard work.

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  37. Lisa

    Like Omarion said at the beginning, he’s paying homage. He’s not trying to do the song better than Aaliyah, that was never his intention. It’s not even for an official album release. Of course Liyah’s version is better, it’s HER song. Look at it this way; at least The-Dream and Omarion are keeping her legacy alive and make sure she will not be forgotten.

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  38. Lisa

    …but I have to admit, listening to Omarion’s interpretation of the song made me realize just how damn good the original is. No one can put it down the way Aaliyah did. It’s not called One in a Million for no reason.

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