Aaliyah’s music will soon be available on online streaming platforms
The late R&B singer’s estate announced on the 19th anniversary of Aaliyah’s death that fans can stream her music for the first time.
“To our loyal fans: 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,” they wrote.
Aaliyah died in a plane crash in 2001 at the age of 22. By that time, she had recorded three albums between 1994 and 2001.
According to CCN, many of Aaliyah’s hits have been largely missing from streaming services over the last decade, forcing fans to seek out their favourite tracks elsewhere.
Singer and songwriter, Joanna “Jojo” Levesque, mentioned that Aaliyah’s impact can’t be overstated.
“19 years to the day after her untimely death, her influence can be felt more than ever. Her music still feels progressive. Pushing us forward. Imagine that. What she, Missy Elliot, Timbaland and Static Major did for R&B and music in general changed the world. Period,” she wrote.
Missy Elliot worked with Timbaland to write and produced Aaliyah’s second album “One in a Million” in 1996.
“Your music has always been 10 steps ahead and your sound is still futuristic, your caring spirit was all the time. Your fashion always been one of a kind. You rocked your outfits with much swag and sauce,” she mentioned on a post.