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Album: Calling All Lovers (2014)

Songfacts®:

  • This dreamy ballad features Atlanta rapper Future and samples Aaliyah's version of The Isley Brothers' "At Your Best (You Are Love)."

    "I'm definitely a fan of Aaliyah," said Braxton of the late songstress. "She was one of my good friends because her uncle [Barry Hankerson] and my sister [Toni] were affiliated at the time, so I spent a lot of time with her."
  • The original version by The Isley Brothers was dedicated to their mother and was a radio hit for them in 1996. Aaliyah's revival was released as a single in 1994 peaking at #6 on the Hot 100.
  • Canadian rapper Drake also sampled Aaliyah's version of the song in his 2010 cut "Unforgettable."
  • The song was included as a bonus track on the Walmart deluxe edition of Calling All Lovers.

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