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Aaliyah’s estate announces plans for music to appear on streaming services

Sal Idriss/Redferns

Sal Idriss/Redferns


On the 19th anniversary of  Aaliyah’s death, the estate revealed on Tuesday that it has begun discussions with various record labels to finally bring her hits to digital streaming services. Aaliyah’s music has been noticeably absent from streaming sites due to actions by her uncle and former manager Barry Hankerson, who owns her masters and licensing rights.

 In a post on social media written by her estate stated,”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 catalog, as well as its availability on streaming platforms in the near future.”

The notable “Are you that somebody” singer died in a plane crash on August 25, 2001 after completing the filming of the “Rock the Boat” video single for her self-titled album “Aaliyah”. She was only 22 years old.

Aaliyah Dana Haughton released her debut album, “Age Ain’t Nothing But a Number,” in 1994.  She went on to release, certified Gold album “One in a Million. Along with making RnB hits, Aaliyah also made her feature film debut in “Romeo Must Die.” At the time of her death she had completed filming for  “Queen of the Damned” and was slated for the role of Zee in “The Matrix- Reloaded.”

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