Report: Aaliyah’s Full Catalogue Coming To Streaming Services In January

Published: Saturday 30th Nov 2019 by Sam

Aaliyah has indisputably become an icon in the time since her tragic passing, aged just 22.

And she’s done so against the odds.

Because, in a wholly puzzling move, much of her music has been held off digital retail and streaming services.

Indeed, as at writing, only Aaliyah’s 1994 debut album ‘Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number’ is available. While a scant number of single tracks have been scattered across compilations.

It’s a reality that’s seen many fans rely on ever-rare physicals, YouTube, and bootlegs to bask in the brilliance of the late, great superstar.

Well, it finally seems as though the hustle and bustle attached to listening to Aaliyah is coming to an end. And for exciting reason too. Because her full discography will reportedly be heading to all streaming services within a mere matter of months.

Full story below…

The revelation comes courtesy of the singer’s uncle Barry Hankerson, who controls the master rights to her material under his Blackground Music imprint.

Taking to Twitter, he shared that her discography will be landing on all major services on January 16th 2020 – her 41st birthday. He wrote:

“We listened, this is not a drill in honor of the great legacy

of #Aaliyah @AppleMusic @Spotify 

@TIDAL @PrimeMusic 1/16/2020″

If indeed followed through, it would continue a pronounced ramp-up in activity surrounding Aaliyah’s legacy. Activity which has, in recent times, included a partnership with MAC Cosmetics and the unveiling of a wax figure at Madame Tussauds. 

The unavailability of the singer’s music has puzzled many, even more so because no formal reason has ever been given.

Some have speculated about whether it was due to the reduced returns streaming is often critiqued for, while others have wondered whether a sale was being brokered.

Whatever the case, should the music indeed arrive as touted, it’ll serve as quite the win for fans and further cement Aaliyah’s presence in the Pop cultural landscape for generations to come.

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  1. Clarksooon November 30, 2019

    The original black girl magic

    Beyonce better thank her the gods, cause if aaliyah was still around beyonce will have amerie or tierra Mari career right now.

    Aaliyah will probably be married to jay z also.
    And beyonce will be a baby mama for a rapper or an athlete.

    • Tyty November 30, 2019

      Get of this blog you freak of nature do you have a life? You bought up Beyoncé like that meant something when destiny child was outselling Aaliyah at the time. You also conveniently forget to mention brandy was the biggest rnb star of that time and was outselling Aaliyah by miles. And she was darker less attractive but somehow Beyoncé was the one who should have been threatened. Delusional idiot.

      • T’Challa November 30, 2019

        Darker? Yes. Less attractive? You sound ignorant as hell. Eff outta here with that colonialist, eurocentric nonsense.

        They both would have been successful. Bey puts on better shows than anybody in the biz but cant act to save her life. Aaliyah had great albums but was a rising talent in hollywood and we would have seen that continue had she lived. They both would have been huge but in different lanes.

        To say that Beyonce is better bc she is lighter and therefore “more attractive” is some nonsense Bey herself would shut you down fore. #BROWNSKINGIRL

      • Detruth November 30, 2019

        You should have ignored the troll. Beyonce lighter but neither was dark and aaliyah looks 10 times better. Just because someone is lighter that means nothing like tiny from escape is nowhere near as pretty as Meghan good aaliyah or beyonce and she’s lighter than them all.

    • Caleb December 2, 2019

      Beyonce was already the star of Destiny’s Child in 2001 and rising. Aaliyah’s death had no effect on her career and for all you know Aaliyah would be where her rivals Brandy and Monica are now (which isn’t a bad place) and Beyonce would be exactly where she is now.

  2. J November 30, 2019

    I hope this is true! They need to reupload all her videos in HD as well. They look like they were ripped from a VHS.

    • Clarksooon November 30, 2019

      They should leave it that way

      That’s the beauty of old videos

      While watching them, ur suppose to get a nostalgic vibe.

      • Paulo November 30, 2019

        And I thought your first comment was dumb. Girl shut up

      • Clarksooon November 30, 2019

        @pablo
        I SAID WHAT I SAID

        suck my àss dumb àss
        😩

      • Paulo November 30, 2019

        No thank you. Pork is off my diet right now ✌ the videos were shot in HD so lemme say this slowly one more time so you get it… Yoooou’re duuuumb now siiiit doooown ok?

    • J November 30, 2019

      Yeah the original masters of the videos are in HD. Fans have uploaded much better versions than Blackground. Hopefully they correct Aaliyah’s legacy with this move. Not holding my breath though.

  3. Fancy BISH November 30, 2019

    I knew today was gonna be a lovely day! Now this is great news ❤️

  4. Roe November 30, 2019

    I see that money is starting to dry up.

  5. Paulo November 30, 2019

    FINALLY! Barry gets no love for this… about damn time. He needs to loose his grip on JoJo’s masters too. And Toni’s Libra as well

    • J November 30, 2019

      I know right! I wish I could find my Libra album 😭

      • Paulo November 30, 2019

        On Spotify you can find some of the tracks uploaded by fans though! Look for Toni Braxton Finally

    • Adina… Adina… Say Adina November 30, 2019

      YESSSS!!!! I was listening to Libra the other day on YouTube and was thinking… “this is an awesome album”… it’s a shame Barry is such a BIIIIIIIIH

    • eric November 30, 2019

      It definitely needs to happen for JoJo, cause her re-recordings are seriously awful compared to the originals.

      Libra is the perfect album when you add in all the bonus tracks and some of the unreleased songs that were left off the album.

  6. High Price November 30, 2019

    About damn time.

  7. YAS BIH November 30, 2019

    FINALLY, can’t wait since I have all her main top songs digitally already but I want the full albums hopefully unreleased songs would be released too.

  8. Kim November 30, 2019

    I can’t wait !!!

  9. Lmfao_Hoe November 30, 2019

    I still want her unreleased music and to be done by Noah 40. In sorry Tim and Missy but ya sound is dated. We’ll continue the legacy if ya classics but such materials would’ve great if updated right and the way the production was on Enough Said was great. Had Drake had no involvement nor showed an obsession I believe strongly it would’ve made its debut under 40s production only. I mean s*** the last Aaliyah was evident she was gonna explore new talented producers as have MJ, Janet, Mariah, Beyonce, and Rihanna ect have. You have to show you can keep up with the mordern sounds of today or be outdated. Just stay true to your artistry.

  10. Leandra Green November 30, 2019

    If u don’t got good things to say about Aaliyah don’t speak period n her in le didn’t care for her throwing her to rkelly n look where he is now he must be broke trying to come up off her leg
    Legancy n yes l believe she would have put out more albums if she was living but l think she would have been putting ppl out an writing songs for others there’s no comparison to Aaliyah an Beyonce Aaliyah was one of a kind at her time rest in heaven Aaliyah babygirl

  11. Gworl Bye November 30, 2019

    IT’S ABOUT GODDAMN TIME.

  12. dydy972 December 1, 2019

    It’s about time… now i feel like , maybe the company that her family has hired to control her legacy may have a lot to do with that.
    I am happy her music can be out for the public.

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