Aaliyah fans are in for a huge treat.
According to Forbes, the late singer’s music could soon be available on streaming platforms. Aaliyah — who passed tragically at the age of 22 — singlehandedly changed the music industry as one of the most influential singers of R&B. To this day, her music continues to impact the masses. Now, it will reportedly make the transition into the digital age.
The official paperwork has been reportedly been completed to share her music digitally with a staggered rollout of her music onto streaming platforms starting with “One In A Million” (1996) on Aug. 20.
The only music from the singer that lives on streaming platforms is her 1994 debut album, “Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number.” Her “One In a Million” hit, which was released in 1996, along with the self-titled album “Aaliyah” released just one month before her death in 2001, is noticeably missing from streaming platforms. Plus, singles like “Are You That Somebody?”
Documents reveal that the music distribution company, Empire, has entered a partnership with the iconic Blackground Records — now known as Blackground Records 2.0 — which will allow fans access to the “Romeo Must Die” actress’ full catalog.
Aaliyah, however, is not the only artist whose creative work will be released digitally thanks to this new deal. Fans can anticipate work from Jojo, Tank, Timbaland, Toni Braxton and more to all be released digitally via streaming sites and even in old-school formats like CD, vinyl, and cassette over the course of the next few months.
For years, Aaliyah has been one of the only legends not fully present on streaming platforms like TIDAL, Apple Music, Spotify and more.
You can check out the full list list of projects which are reportedly transitioning to digital platforms along with dates below:
- Aug. 20: Aaliyah – “One In A Million”
- Aug. 27: Timbaland & Magoo – “Welcome To Our World, Indecent Proposal” and “Under Construction, Part II” + Timbaland – “Tim’s Bio”
- Sept. 3: “Romeo Must Die” and “Exit Wounds Movie” soundtracks
- Sept. 10: Aaliyah – “ΛΛLIYΛH”
- Sept. 17: Tank – “Force of Nature,” “One Man” and “Sex, Love & Pain”
- Sept. 24: JoJo – JoJo and “The High Road” & Ashley Parker Angel – “Soundtrack To Your Life”
- Oct. 1: Toni Braxton – “Libra”
- Oct. 8: Aaliyah – “I Care 4 U” and “Ultimate Aaliyah” compilation
What’s the first song you’ll be streaming once released?