Aaliyah‘s time alive may have been tragically cut short, but her legacy is proving eternal.
The singer’s enduring popularity is rarely called into question and certainly shouldn’t be following the release of her greatest hits LP on US iTunes.
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Unleashed on the Apple platform today, ‘Ultimate’ – a collection of the late songbird’s most revered releases – shot into the top ten of the album count on the digital tally.
As at writing, the compilation sits at #6 (and rising).
Beyond being a nod to how loved Aaliyah still is, it’s also a testament to the commercial viability of her brand.
No word on why the set was serviced “now,” but there are certainly enquiring minds wondering “how” it’s been allowed.
See, like most things pertaining to her former label Blackground (see: JoJo and Toni Braxton), rights to Aaliyah’s music, imaging, and the like have been debatable. A reality that has seen much of her material unavailable to buy online or to listen to services such as Spotify and Apple Music.
One thing is certain though, love for the legend lives on.