For a while now, many Aaliyah fans have wondered why they couldn’t access the late singer’s music on streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music. It’s been 18 years since her passing, which means 18 years of not getting to freely hear Aaliyah’s angelic voice.
The only music that Aaliyah’s fans can access on streaming services is her debut album “Age Aint Nothing But A Number”; heavily written and produced by R.Kelly. Of course, fans still love “Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number”. However, it would be nice to hear more of her music from a happier time in her career.
Although she signed to Blackground Records, a label owned by her uncle Barry Hankerson, there was still some conflict. It is still up in the air about what the actual conflict was. All we know is, her Uncle Barry Hankerson owns the rights to her catalog, except her first album. R&B singer Tank even had issues with the label Blackground, as he was previously signed to them and just recently had his whole catalog become available on streaming services. This situation also occurred with the singer Jojo, who was also formerly signed to the label.
Barry Hankerson went to twitter to tease that her full discography would be released on her birthday, Jan 16, 2020. “We listened, this is not a drill in honor of the great legacy of #Aaliyah. See the tweet below.