Aaliyah’s music is finally coming to streaming services next year.
According to Rap-Up, the late singer’s uncle Barry Hankerson took to Twitter to announce that her entire discography will be available on major streaming services on Aaliyah’s birthday, Jan. 16, 2020. “We listened, this is not a drill in honor of the great legacy of #Aaliyah,” Hankerson wrote before tagging Apple Music, Spotify, TIDAL, and Amazon Prime. He then added the date, “1/16/2020.”
The only Aaliyah album available on streaming services is her 1994 debut, Age Ain’t Nothing but a Number. Her other two albums, One in a Million — which was released in 1996 and her third and final album, Aaliyah — which came out in 2001, are not available on any streaming platforms.
Complex reports that Hankerson is the reason Aaliyah’s discography is not available digitally.
Aaliyah’s family has made sure that her legacy lives on. Back in August, Madame Tussauds in Las Vegas unveiled its very first wax sculpture of the late R&B singer. According to TMZ, the figure was rolled out with a special unveiling for Aaliyah’s family and a few celebs. Madame Tussauds told the outlet that Aaliyah’s wax figure was inspired by the music video for her record, “Try Again.”
The designer is said to have worked closely with Aaliyah’s family, particularly her brother Rashad Haughton, to ensure that the sculpture looked just like her.
An Aaliyah makeup collection with MAC Cosmetics was also released in 2018. After fans petitioned and received more than 26,000 signatures, the MAC x Aaliyah makeup collaboration was released online on June 20, 2018 and in stores the following day. The collection, which quickly sold out, consisted eyeshadows, bronzer, lip liners, lipsticks, and lip glosses. Aaliyah’s brother worked closely on this as well.
Aaliyah passed away in a plane crash in 2001.
Check out Barry Hankerson’s tweet below.
Aaliyah’s uncle Barry Hankerson teases on Twitter that her full discography could be coming to major streaming services on the late singer’s birthday, January 16th, 2020.— The Pop Hub (@ThePopHub) November 29, 2019
At the moment, only Aaliyah’s debut album is available for streaming. pic.twitter.com/HRHG3l1E7S