December 10, 2002: #Aaliyah's posthumous compilation album, ‘I Care 4 U’ is released. 🙏💿 Following the release of Aaliyah's self-titled third album in July 2001, she died in a plane crash after shooting the music video for the song "Rock the Boat" in the Bahamas on August 25. Blackground Records and Universal Music decided to release a posthumous record that included songs from her studio albums and previously unreleased tracks and demos, recorded between 1993 and 2001. It also included her hit singles and a number of recordings discarded from sessions for her third album.
When I Care 4 U was released by Blackground and Universal on December 10, 2002, critics were divided in their assessment of the previously unreleased songs and the compilation's breadth in general. Commercially, the album was a success, debuting at number #3 on the @billboard 200 and being certified platinum on January 15, 2003. It entered #1 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart. The album reached the top #10 of record charts in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Switzerland. The compilation produced four singles—"Miss You", "I Care 4 U", "Don't Know What to Tell Ya", and "Come Over"—and has sold six million copies worldwide. 💞💫 [📷’s by: @david_lachapelle & #AlbertWatson]