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The estate of late R&B star Aaliyah has announced that it will take some time for her music catalog to hit streaming services.
Aaliyah fans received an update from her estate about the situation on Twitter on January 16, what would’ve been the singer and actress’s 42nd birthday.
“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,” Aaliyah’s estate tweeted.
They added, “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.”
The estate promised to “continue to release unique and exciting projects to keep Aaliyah’s legacy and light shining.”
Despite being very popular and certified double platinum, two of her three albums never appeared legally on streaming services due to legal issues with her estate.
Aaliyah’s debut album, Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number, is available on major streaming services. Her estate has not released the majority of her remaining catalog, including the 1996 album, One in a Million, and her 2001 self-titled album.
Aaliyah Dana Haughton, who was an American singer, actress and model, died in a plane crash on August 25, 2001, at the age of 22.
She has been credited for helping to redefine contemporary R&B, pop and hip hop, earning her the nicknames the “Princess of R&B” and “Queen of Urban Pop”.
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