Detroit-born singer Aaliyah‘s estate shared some good news today (August 25, 2020) about wider access of her music catalog on streaming services. On social media, a representative for her estate announced, “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 updated to come!”
The news was announced on the same day Aaliyah died in a plane that crash during take off from the Bahamas 19 years ago. Aaliyah Dana Haughton was 22 at the time of her death. While gone for close to 20 years, Aaliyah remains popular not only for her music, but also her signature laid back sexy style which continues to inspire and influence
While Aaliyah’s 1994 debut album Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number is available on streaming channels, her 1996 album, One in a Million and her 2001 self-titled album are owned by Barry Hankerson, who is Aaliyah’s uncle and also introduced her to R. Kelly. (Complex did a deep dive on the dynamics keeping her music off streaming here.)
While today’s announcement sounds good, earlier this year an account thought to associated with Hankerson announced that Aaliyah’s full discography would be available on her January 16th birthday, but the launch never came to fruition.
Check out the statement on Aaliyah’s catalog below.