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Aaliyah’s "Ultimate" hits collection finally goes up on iTunes

The 25-song collection is the first extensive catalogue of the late singer's music to be available on digital streaming platforms.

Mikael 'Mika' Väisänen

For quite some time, one of music’s most beloved singers hasn't had any of her music available on streaming services. It's been detailed in previous stories that Aaliyah’s uncle and manager Barry Hankerson refused to license his niece’s music to any streaming services such as Apple Music and Spotify.

Early Thursday morning (January 12), something amazing happened — the late singer's collection titled Ultimate hit iTunes and Apple Music. This 25-song collection features some of Aaliyah's groundbreaking classics such as "One In a Million," "Rock the Boat," "Are You That Somebody," and much more.

Until now, the only available project of Aaliyah’s that was available for streaming was her 1994 debut Age Ain't Nothing But A Number, which Hankerson reportedly does not have the rights to.

There's no word on how long Ultimate will be available or how it got there in the first place. While it is available, head to Apple Music and stream it now.

Below, REVOLT looks back at the 15th anniversary of Aaliyah's death:

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