The late singer’s debut album is her only music available for streaming
Yesterday was the 19th anniversary of the death of Aaliyah, who died in a plane crash in the Bahamas post the shooting of the single “Rock the Boat’s” music video.
Her estate issued a statement in the honor of the late singer, wherein they updated fans about her music which is unavailable to stream, as of now.
“To our loyal fans,” the statement began. “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 platforms in the near future. Thank you for your continued love and support. More updates to come!”
The statement issued by the estate about the status of Aaliyah’s catalog is not the first time that fans began to anticipate her music’s release on streaming platforms. Previously, an account posing as her uncle Barry Hankerson, who owns Blackground Records which, in turn, owns all her masters, vowed that her music will be available for streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, and Amazon Prime Music on the 41st birthday of the late singer.
After fans listened to some of Aaliyah’s songs in the Verzuz battles between Timbaland and Swizz Beatz and Ne-Yo and Johnta Austin, a hashtag #FreeAaliyahMusic was created as they hoped to get access to the music released after her debut album, which is already streaming music platforms.It seems now that they are one step closer to achieving their wishes!
Loved ones of Aaliyah have been posting heartfelt tributes praising the singer.
“Your music has always been 10 STEPS AHEAD & Your sound is still FUTURISTIC,” close friend and collaborator Missy Elliott penned in a tweet. “Your fashion always been ONE OF KIND. You rocked your outfits with SWAG & SAUCE! Just know that you are still inspiring generations til this day. We love you #Aaliyah.”
A throwback picture was posted by Timbaland, who worked closely with Aaliyah, with the caption “R I P BABEGIRL ♥️♥️♥️.”
On her death anniversary, Austin also directed a few loving words towards the “Try Again” singer.
Next to a photo of him and Aaliyah during their first studio session together, he wrote, “I post at least twice a year about you, but I lose track of the actual times that I think of & remember you, your humor, your work ethic, your attempts to learn ATL slang (which were successful) & the way you seemed to light up any environment you entered. Keep saving my place by the I’ll be along when I can.”
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