Aaliyah Estate Addresses Absence Of Singer’s Music From Streaming Services

Published: Saturday 16th Jan 2021 by Sam

Aaliyah fans worldwide are celebrating what would have been the singer’s 42nd birthday today.

And while much of the occasion has been spent in reflection and appreciation of the icon’s contributions to music, renewed attention has turned to the availability (or lack thereof) of her catalogue on streaming platforms.

Indeed, as at writing, only Aaliyah’s debut album is the only project of hers online.

Addressing the present predicament, the singer’s Estate has issued a statement.

Check it out below…

“To our loyal fans: We hear you and we see you. While we share your sentiments and desire to have Aaliyah‘s music released, we must acknowledge that these matters are not within our control and, unfortunately, take time. Our inability to share Aaliyah’s music and artistry with the world has been as difficult for us as it has been for all of you. Our priority has always been and will continue to be Aaliyah‘s music.

In the meantime, however, we are working diligently to protect what is in our control — Aaliyah‘s brand, legacy, and intellectual property. In doing so, we will continue to release unique and exciting projects to keep Aaliyah‘s legacy and light shining. While we understand this many be challenging, we need the support of the fans Aaliyah loved so dearly, until we can resolve all the issues in freeing her music. Undoubtedly, we understand how frustration can lead to angry and disappointment. However, we ask all of you for your continued support and love as we aim to achieve these goals for all of you and our babygirl. We appreciate you.”

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The news will no doubt irk fans who’ve been waiting for almost two decades for the widespread availability of the singer’s music. Particularly, in light of promises in the past.

On the upside, the Estate recently confirmed that they have secured the rights to her YouTube channel. Time will tell how that plays out and what’s in store.

In the here and now, what are…

Your thoughts?

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  1. Clarks0o0ñ January 16, 2021

    At this point, keep it. It’s 2021, too little, too late. No one asking for Aaliyah! 😂😂☺️

    • 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭(💫Perfectly Splendid✨) January 16, 2021

      That’s right💅🏿💅🏿💅🏿 Clarkson is asking for His pimp daddy R.Kelly 🤳🏿🤳🏿🤳🏿“ P e e on me. “ bet u luh some golden shower

      • Clarks0o0ñ January 16, 2021

        Y’all b i t c h e s is pressed because I said what everyone is too scared to say. Periodt. Now go pick my fruit hōe 😩😂😂

    • Rellie January 16, 2021

      Never too late for Aaliyah… she gone always be relevant, desired and one in a million 🤷🏾‍♂️

    • Juan January 17, 2021

      Aaliyah is still high in demand no matter what anybody says and don’t none of y’all ever forget it.

  2. J January 16, 2021

    At this point I no longer give a f***. When it comes, it comes. If Aaliyah’s estate has shown us anything it has shown the almost complete disregard to her fan base since 2001. And this is coming from a fan.

    • Susan January 16, 2021

      It’s not her estate it’s allegedly the label. None of their artists music are on streaming services. That’s why JoJo re-recorded her first two albums.

      • J January 17, 2021

        I am fully aware but thanks for the reminder after 20 years!! Still waiting on a proper release of Toni’s “Libra” album. I can’t find my CD lol

  3. NoLie January 16, 2021

    This is so sad probably the most tragic loss in music & entertainment ever on so many levels

  4. Susan January 16, 2021

    That label f^cked up all of their artists.

  5. Zion Harris January 16, 2021

    Should’ve let Drake make that album, at least we would’ve had something.

    • J January 17, 2021

      I loved the song him and 40 did but it was UNIVERSALLY PANNED. Everyone paid it DUST and the project was completely shelved. I was so mad and as you can tell still mad about that 😠

  6. Thug2000 January 16, 2021

    As usual they said a bunch of nothing. Not placing Aaliyahs music on streaming services has done her legacy a huge disservice. Generations are not being introduced to her music. It’s the greed for me.

  7. 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭(💫Perfectly Splendid✨) January 16, 2021

    Live fast die young💅🏿💅🏿💅🏿 Aaliyah Is always an R&B icon. Brandy & Monica are so jealous of her even nowadays 🤳🏿🤳🏿🤳🏿

    • NoLie January 16, 2021

      What a stupid comment

    • Zion Harris January 16, 2021

      She sold less than brandy and monica but she’s more iconic 💯💯

    • Monica Stan January 16, 2021

      Imagine being Jealous of a flop who didn’t become popular until she died ☠️

      • 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭(💫Perfectly Splendid✨) January 17, 2021

        Miss thang???? Oh no I mean miss a thang 💅🏿💅🏿💅🏿

    • J January 17, 2021

      What is your drug of choice? Crack? Tina? Bathsalts?

      JW cause your comments are always batshit crazy 😳

  8. Lou January 16, 2021

    Imagine that. That’s so bad.

  9. eric January 16, 2021

    Aaliyah is getting birthday wishes from Missy, Monica and others today. Aaliyah is well remembered almost 20 years later and there are still no details about what exactly Barry’s problem is with releasing her music or if the blame lies elsewhere. No inside info from any source anywhere. Let the fans know what’s going on so we can put some pressure on the right people.

    • NoLie January 16, 2021

      Exactly!

  10. lucy+fur January 16, 2021

    barry hankerson is a horrible person.

  11. Carlitos January 16, 2021

    Barry Hankerson is probably the most greedy and evil person in the music industry. The unimaginable things he has done to Aaliyah and all of his artists on Blackground. Justice will be served one day.

  12. Moti January 17, 2021

    So tired of going to YouTube 🙄

    • TrollKilla January 17, 2021

      Me too girl! I can’t have sëx wit my man to a dämn YouTube playlist. Actually, I can. But it’s just not the same ughhhhh!!!

  13. stacy January 23, 2021

    awesome news. lol. thanks for sharin

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