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Aaliyah’s music coming to streaming “in the near future”

By | Published on Wednesday 26 August 2020


On the nineteenth anniversary of her death yesterday, Aaliyah’s family announced that they have begun negotiations to bring the musician’s recordings catalogue to streaming services.

Although her 1994 debut album ‘Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number’ is widely available online, the majority of her catalogue has been unavailable digitally for many years. To date, the recordings have been controlled by Blackground, the label owned by Aaliyah’s uncle Barry Hankerson. However, her estate is now speaking to new label partners, according to a statement.

“We are excited to announce that communication has commenced between the estate and various record labels about the status of Aaliyah’s music catalogue, as well as its availability on streaming services in the near future”, estate reps said on Twitter.

Aaliyah died in a plane crash in 2001 while promoting her eponymous third album.