For over a decade, the majority of the late singer Aaliyah Haughton’s music have not been available on music platforms. Sites like YouTube have some versions of her music on there platforms, but other than that, the only album available from Aaliyah is her debut album “Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number”.
Now though, starting off on August 20th, her music will start to become available for streaming. On the 20th, her song “Try Again”, and in the coming months the rest of her music will be available as well. If you’re wondering, “why is it being released now?”, then here is the answer. Since Aaliyah’s passing in 2001, her family has held her work near to them and not wanting the singers music to be available. Even with there requests, they do not officially own her music, but former record label owner and Aaliyah’s Uncle, Barry Hankerson, did through ownership of Blackground.
Over the years, it has been a conflict, but Hankerson has worked a deal that will make sure that “the estate will recieve everything it is entitled to”.
Aaliyah, also known as “Baby Girl” was one of the most influential artists of R&B, and her music still makes waves in today’s artists. Along with Aaliyah’s music being available, other artists like Tank, Toni Braxton and Timbaland.