Aaliyah’s music catalogue could soon appear on streaming platforms for the first time, as revealed by the late R&B singer’s estate on Tuesday.
The estate has begun discussions with “various record labels” to finally bring her hits out of digital limbo.
Aaliyah’s family shared the promising music update as fans around the world marked the 19th anniversary of the singer’s death due to a tragic plane crash on August 25, 2001, at the age of just 22.
“To our loyal fans: We are excited to announce that communication has commenced between the estate and various record labels about the status of Aaliyah’s music catalogue, as well as its availability on streaming platforms in the near future,” the statement posted to social media read.
“Thank you for your continued love and support. More updates to come!”
The Detroit native-born, Aaliyah Dana Haughton, signed with Jive Records when she was 12 years old and released her debut album, “Age Ain’t Nothing But a Number,” in 1994.
Many of her hits have been largely missing from streaming services over the last decade, forcing fans to seek out their favourite tracks elsewhere.
While “Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number” is widely available on major streaming services, the majority of her remaining catalogue, which includes 1996 sophomore album “One in a Million” and her 2001 album “Aaliyah,” has been held back.
A greatest hits compilation for the multi-platinum selling artist briefly appeared on Apple Music and iTunes in early 2017 before being pulled down.