Aaliyah’s Catalog To Return To Streaming Platforms

Written by on August 5, 2021

After many, a few years, the total catalog of Aaliyah will lastly return to all streaming platforms.

Barry Hankerson, the singer’s uncle who has been in charge of her masters since her sophomore album One In A Million, has partnered his Blackground Data label with impartial label, distributing and publishing firm EMPIRE to place nearly all of Aaliyah’s catalog again onto the streaming platforms. Billboard reviews that the deal will make Blackground’s complete catalog — which additionally consists of albums from Timbaland, Timbaland & Magoo, Tank, Toni Braxton and even JoJo — out there to stream for the primary time ever, and for each bodily and digital buy for the primary time in a decade.

Whereas many followers will undoubtedly be excited, a few of Blackground’s former artists have aired out their grievances — and, in some circumstances, taken Hankerson to courtroom — over time. Tank has mentioned that he has been making an attempt to regain his masters for years, and in 2018 JoJo rerecorded her first two albums beneath the label and launched them by means of Atlantic Data. In the meantime, Aaliyah’s property has issued a prolonged response to the transfer.

“Defending Aaliyah’s legacy is, and can at all times be, our focus. For 20 years we now have battled behind the scenes, enduring shadowy techniques of deception with unauthorized initiatives focused to tarnish,” her property mentioned. “Now, on this 20th yr, this unscrupulous endeavor to launch Aaliyah’s music with none transparency or full accounting to the property compels our hearts to precise a phrase – forgiveness. Though we are going to proceed to defend ourselves and her legacy lawfully and justly, we need to preempt the inevitable assaults on our character by all of the people who’ve emerged from the shadows to leech off of Aaliyah’s life’s work.”

Aaliyah’s music will return to the DSPs starting August 20, with One In A Million, together with her Romeo Should Die soundtrack, Aaliyah and I Care For U arriving between September and October.


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