Aaliyah’s Estate Gives Update on Streaming Issue As Her Music Remains Off of Major Platforms

Aaliyah left a timeless collection of music when she died. From “Are you there someone?” and “At Your Best (You Are Love)” to “One in a Million” and “Rock the Boat,” she has as many tunes that remain as popular as ever. But unfortunately, you can’t flush most of them.

Over the years, there have been promises that its catalog will be released to streaming platforms. But nothing has happened yet. Offering an update to fans, Aaliyah’s estate posted a message on Instagram in January saying this deal is beyond their control and will take time to happen.

Aaliyah at an awards ceremony
Aaliyah at the awards ceremony Barry King / WireImage

Most of Aaliyah’s music is missing from streaming platforms

Aaliyah released three popular albums before her death in 2001: Age is nothing but a number (1994), One in a Million (1996), and Aaliyah (2001).

The first one is the only one available for streaming, at the time of this writing. But the record has gone against him calling for a boycott as produced and written by the controversial singer R. Kelly, who illegally married Aaliyah when she was a minor.

Complex she published a previous piece explaining the issue of streaming, marking the finger of Barry Hankerson, Aaliyah’s uncle and vice president of Blackground Records, under which she released her last two albums. The report basically states that Hankerson took her death so harshly, reportedly he has been holding on tight to her music.

But just months later, it is unlikely that we will get that access as quickly as we thought.

Aaliyah estate has released a new statement on the accessibility status of its music

On January 15, Aaliyah’s estate released a statement suggesting that it may be some time before her music makes it to streaming platforms.

“While we share your views and the desire for the release of Aaliyah’s music, we must acknowledge that these issues are not under our control and, unfortunately, take time,” he said. the statement to some extent.

“Our inability to share Aaliyah’s music and art with the world has been as sad for us as it has been for you all,” he continued. “Our priority has always been and that is the music of Aaliyah. ”

This may not be what many people expected to hear. But on a clearer note, her estate promised that there are other “special and exciting projects” on the way.

“We understand how frustration can lead to anger and frustration. However, we urge all of you to receive continued support and love as we aim to achieve these goals for you and our young daughter, ”the statement said.

Until her music reaches streaming platforms, you can find at least some of her songs on YouTube or read more of our Aaliyah broadcast here.

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