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!