Official: New Aaliyah Album Featuring Drake, Chris Brown, Future, & More on the Way

Published: Thursday 5th Aug 2021 by Rashad

Amid excitement about Aaliyah‘s long-vaulted music catalog finally coming to streaming services later this month (as we reported here), Blackground Records CEO Barry Hankerson has put the cherry on top by revealing longtime fans of the late diva can also expect “new” music to be added to her prized discography.

What’s more, some of Urban music’s biggest names have reportedly signed on to the project.

Nearly 20 years after the untimely passing of the ‘One in a Million’ singer, official reports of the release of previously unheard music has finally surfaced.

Billboard reports:

“There are plans to release a posthumous album of new Aaliyah music, though a release date has not been announced, and Hankerson has been hard at work on new songs — staying late at sessions and keeping himself away from other distractions, like interviews, for example.

Hankerson says that he has new music that includes features from Drake, Future, Ne-Yo, Chris Brown and Snoop Dogg, while Timbaland has remixed and produced some of the sessions and Hankerson says Tank has indicated his willingness to lend his services, too.”

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As preempted by the late R&B diva’s estate, they have not signed off on the release of any previously unheard Aaliyah tunes.  Speaking on the backlash, Hankerson revealed:

“The only part that has been a little distasteful has been so many people being angry with me because the music didn’t come out when they wanted it. But I learned to live with that. There’s nothing I can do about it.”

The yet-titled project will come as her first full-length posthumous project, following the compilation/greatest hits effort ‘I Care 4 U’ (2002).

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  1. KeyLoLo August 5, 2021

    I really don’t care for anyone who is featured, I just want to her Aaliyah’s voice again..I’m just getting it for her and for her only.

  2. Clarks0o00ñ August 5, 2021

    Not aaliyah dropping an album before flopmani
    😂😂😂

    How many dead celebrities are gonna drop albums before flopmani

    Dmx
    Pop smoke
    😂😂

    Well what can I say, she’s a self funded artist , no label backing, nothing.

    • DioraCouture August 5, 2021

      no shade but THIS COMMENT made me laugh out loud at work…. Poor Normani… she can’t win for losing with this clarkson character

    • Section8DaGreat August 5, 2021

      We know you can’t wait 🤣🤣🤣 She coming boo hold on.

      • Clarks0o00ñ August 5, 2021

        She has been coming since 2017, she hasnt still arrived?
        That must be a long journey.

        Trump has entered office and left office and still no album, only 1 solo song that tanked
        😂

        Now u normani stans are accusing Camila of sabotaging flopmani.😂😂
        Its mental illness at this point

  3. Fancy BISH (Back To The Future 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 August 5, 2021

    Well damn lol 👀

  4. The Drag Queen August 5, 2021

    Ok now they are getting carried away…
    Why not an album with her former peers from the industry that KNOW her already?
    School yard dating Drake…dirty d*ck Future…and beat ‘em down Brown? Who’s to say she would even want that collab with them? Or for that matter, that she would even be a fan?
    Chile listen…this reeks of Aaliyahs Uncle and his nonsense all up and through; no surprise there….this album is straight from F*ck N*ggas R us and I won’t be listening.
    Her estate has been dragging him lately for signing off on this and other deals without their consent recently and I don’t blame them.
    Stop using the dead as cash cows smh.

    • DioraCouture August 5, 2021

      my first thought was th esame: “why not people from HER era?” hell….why even FEATURE anybody???? if they released the stuff solo i am sure it will do well….because i can safely bet that all her fans who are now parents and aunts and uncles will get our kids and nieces and nephews into her….just like our parents and grandparents got US into their faves.

      • Kevon August 5, 2021

        Yall are so right. Let it be her and her alone on this album. lord knows and we already know there will be no more aaliyah albums originally from her. So let her just BE please!!

      • The Drag Queen August 6, 2021

        Umm Hello!…Like Okay! Say that again baby…no lies told 💯

    • ME August 5, 2021

      I said the same thing too lol What about the singers of that time, we couldn’t saw Aaliyah singing with. Like Brandy, or Monica, Missy, Lil Kim, Usher, and JayZ? Aaliyah was a singer and dancer in R&B & Hip Hop, so I see the CB collaboration if she was alive but Drake and Future, umm No.

      • The Drag Queen August 6, 2021

        Periodt! 💯

  5. Clarks0o00ñ August 5, 2021

    Chris brown?

    Gurl, if aaliyah was alive today she will never collaborate with Chris brown.

    I dont understand the hold Chris brown has on all these rnb chicks.
    H.e.r
    Tinashe
    Sevy
    Ella mai

    The most annoying part is, the songs they do with him dont go anywhere on the chart

    • The Drag Queen August 5, 2021

      Periodt!

    • Quinter August 5, 2021

      YOU CANT SAY WHAT AALIYAH WOULD HAVE DONE BECAUSE SHE’S DEAD DUMMY

      • The Drag Queen August 5, 2021

        Even MORE reason not to do it!
        Would you appreciate someone using yours or your loved ones name and image for promotion and profit while you lay 6ft under being chewed away by maggots? I think not.
        Respect should have been first and foremost.
        Chile puhleassssseeeee…don’t get me started.
        Barry’s old viagra poppin a** better go sit somewhere.

      • Yup! August 5, 2021

        Actually, based on what she stood for we have an idea. Her features were very selective and never for clout or for hits. She would never align her brand with Chris because her brand does not represent what he stands for. A misogynistic woman beater. She has a whole song against domestic violence.

  6. eric August 5, 2021

    I read the Billboard article. Both sides have a very different account of how things have unfolded, but I’m inclined to believe the estate, because their argument has been the same even when Barry tried to release the Aaliyah album with Drake 9 years ago. At the time, Barry made it sound like everyone was on board when Tim, Missy and the estate were saying the exact opposite about their involvement. I’ll believe Tim is mixing songs for this project when he says so himself, because he has always said he would not go against the wishes of Aaliyah’s mother and brother and he has kept that promise for 20 years.

    • eric August 5, 2021

      Not “the” Aaliyah album, but a new one.

  7. Keon August 5, 2021

    I would love one with Her and. Pop smoke or Ciara or summer walker or another soft voice girl

    • Kevon August 5, 2021

      Lol u sound dumb as f***

      • Kevon August 5, 2021

        Only one u had right is ciara, so yea u sound 95 percent dumb as f***

  8. marilyn monh-O-E (Da Real DIVA 👠) August 5, 2021

    Don’t tell me Flopmani’s Wild side is gonna end up featuring in this compilation album 🤣😂🤣 messssss💅🏿

  9. True Tea August 5, 2021

    I could see a Aaliyah & Drake collaboration but not Chris Brown & definitely not Future. I do believe Drake genuinely admired Aaliyah’s work with Timbalad.

    Some of PARTYNEXTDOOR’s music was inspired by Timbland & of course Drake has worked with Timbaland himself.

  10. YAHOSHUA IS COMING August 6, 2021

    Y’all are hating on Drake and Breezy why? This is about music. Keep it on that. Breezy has 2 known songs with Aaliyah and they both are good. Their voices compliment each others perfectly. Drake has 1 and its a banger as well. Y’all hate too much fr. Now future? LMAO, HELL NO. We don’t need any rapping on her album. Don’t care how good the rapper is.

    • La’Delle Handy August 20, 2021

      Wait breezy has two songs with Aaliyah already I thought it was jus one song they know

  11. Kyng Starr Royál August 7, 2021

    Aaliyah also needs a more proper professional movie in tribute of her because the 1st one was absolutely horrible and disrespectful to her legacy… coming from a true Aaliyah Fan just saying… We as fan also would like to have her one in a million and self tittle Aaliyah album as well.. We definitely appreciate the new upcoming music From Queen Aaliyah. Thank you for all the hard work and dedication you all have put in, in making this finally possible to once again not only hear new music on our radios from Baby Girl, but for the effort in protecting her legacy as well as giving the fan what we’ve loaned for for so long now! So yes we are grateful.

    • La’Delle Handy August 20, 2021

      I agree on the more respectful and worth movie for Aaliyah in tribute to her life work and memory! But we got one of those things u named We finally got one in a million album on streaming it was released at midnight last night! So one down and more to come soon! Thank God amen 🙏🏾 it’s been a long time coming

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