More Than a Woman

Single by Aaliyah
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"More Than a Woman" is a song performed by American recording artist Aaliyah. It was written by Static Major and Timbaland, who produced the song for her self-titled 2001 album. While the song incorporates a sample from Syrian singer Mayada El Hennawy's 1993 song "Alouli Ansa", El Hennawy and her songwriters remain uncredited on "More Than a Woman". A pop, electro and hip hop song, it was one of three records Timbaland produced for Aaliyah and features digital strings, harsh-sounding synthetic bass, and guitar sounds. Lyrically, the track expresses a female's promise to be "more than a woman" to her love interest. In August 2001, in support of the song's upcoming single release, Aaliyah along with director Dave Meyers shot a music video for "More Than a Woman" in Los Angeles and then travelled to the Bahamas to shoot a video for "Rock the Boat". But after its completion, she and several crew members who were returning to the US died in a plane crash on August 25. While Blackground Records executives were initially uncertain when they would issue the single and its accompanying video, "More Than a Woman" was eventually released in November 2001 in the United States and January 2002 in the United Kingdom. A commercial success, "More Than a Woman" reached number one on the UK Singles Chart, becoming Aaliyah's first song to do so, while reaching the top ten in Scotland. In the US the song experienced moderate success, where it peaked at number 25 on the Billboard Hot 100. Aaliyah performed the song on Live with Regis & Kelly on July 18, 2001 and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on July 25, 2001, which was her last performance before her death. "More Than a Woman" was nominated for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance in the 45th Annual Grammy Awards.
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