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" I’ve had a wonderful amount of success and done a lot at 22, but there’s a lot more I want to do. "
" What's good in having money and being famous if you can't share it with others less fortunate than yourself? "
" I would like to make a bigger impact on the world by giving back, and using my celebrity to raise money for people who need it most. "
" I don't mess around when it comes to my work – it's important. That's when I will definitely put someone in their place. "
“ If God gave you the talent, you should go for it. But don’t think it’s going to be easy. It’s hard! ”
" Being in this business, I accept that there are positives and negatives but having a strong family base and a belief in God enables me to weather the storms. ”
“ It’s hard to say what I want my legacy to be when I’m long gone. ”
“ That’s why I work every day. Ev-er-y day. I want to knock people out. ”
“ There is always a bit of pressure to do a good album – to do good work, period. ”
“ I’m a total performer. ”
“ People are gonna look up to me because I’m young, black, and female. ”
" I want longevity. I don't want to get out there and run myself ragged and spread myself thin. "
" I think it's important to take a break, you know, from the public eye for a while, and give people a chance to miss you. "
" I see myself as sexy. If you are comfortable with it, it can be very classy and appealing. "
" I began to work the stage and get the audience into it. I also learned how to have fun out there. It is something I will never forget."
" There are certain things I want to keep to me. I don’t discuss my private life. "
" When a fan comes up to you and says I love your music, there’s nothing better than that."
" You have to love what you do to want to do it everyday. "
" I’m the interpreter. I’m the one who takes your words and brings them to life. I was trained to sing and dance and laugh, and that’s what I want to do. "
" I don’t think about my previous success. I’m happy that the work I’ve done has been very successful. "
" It’s in how you carry yourself. I’ve always been a very mature person, and I’ve always known what I wanted. And I go after it no matter what. "
" I want people to remember me as a full on entertainer and a good person. "
" All I can do is leave it in God’s hands and hope that my fans feel where I’m coming from. "
" I stay true to myself and my style, and I am always pushing myself to be aware of that and be original."
" I’m a survivor and I can handle anything. I’m very confident about that. "
" I don't want to abandon one work for the other, and I don't think I need to sacrifice anything to put my all into either one of them."

Aaliyahs Music is Finally Free!

By Sandy


The long awaited hardships and battles are finally over! Aaliyah's music will FINALLY be available for every Aaliyah Nation lover to stream on all major streaming platforms! 😊 🙌🏽 🎉

Honestly I am over the moon right now. 20 years later, and never did I imagine that this could ever be a reality. All the hardwork, dedication and craft towards Aaliyah's music was something she unfortunately lost her life to, for her beloved fans. Day in and day out this woman worked well over and beyond to perfect her craft in ways that others simply were not doing, or would ever understand back then. The importance of this day marks a moment in music history that we shall never forget.

Over the years, we have seen so many other artists and groups paying homage, tributes and even sampling Baby Girl's tracks, but the factor always remained that although it had been a beautiful moment to witness, a whole generation of younger fans would be missing out on a legendary artist, who inspired so many of the artists that we see today. Knowing that Aaliyah's influence through her fashion, style and music is so prevalent within today's modern world, it has proven how far ahead of time Aaliyah was through the vision of her artistry. Knowing that a new audience will finally be able to see where the original Blue Print behind all their favourites originated from, is something that finally brings comfort and joy to my heart as an older fan.

Below Blackground Records 2.0 (a company that was recently formed under Aaliyah's Uncle, Barry Hankerson) shared a video snippet on all their socials for the re-releases of the albums shown below...


Album Re-Release Dates

One In A Million Re-Release: August 20th 2021

Romeo Must Die Re-Release: September 3rd 2021

Red Album Re-Release: September 10th 2021

Compilation Albums Re-Release: October 8th 2021

Billboard also shared the news as well outlining key, imporant details behind the scenes of what's been happening. In the article it states how her uncle, who founded her label, has a deal with EMPIRE to release them on streaming services. You can read the full article that here. Alternatively you can check out the video where Hankerson talks about Aaliyah’s legacy as well as her music coming to streaming platforms. Watch below for the full scoop!