Trent Reznor, Aaliyah Ponder Collaboration

Originally published in MTV on February 1, 1999

Aaliyah loves Trent Reznor... or at least his music. The young singer is such a big fan that she called up the Nine Inch Nails frontman and asked him to produce a track on her upcoming as-yet-untitled album. A spokesperson for the R&B singer says that the two camps are now in negotiations.

Aaliyah, who is best known for her hit song "Are You That Somebody" off of the "Dr. Dolittle" soundtrack, is currently in New York working on her album and is set to start recording within the next few weeks. Rapper and producer Timbaland will be producing the bulk of the project, with about seven to eight tracks. Also popping up as possible guests are her fellow Blackground family members Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott, Playa, and Ginuwine.

The forthcoming album is the follow-up to her 1996 double platinum album, "One In A Million," which is due out by summer or fall.

Transcribed by Keith Duemling

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