Blackground Records suggested Aaliyah’s celebrated catalog would be arriving on digital streaming platforms in the near future earlier this week, 20 years after the R&B legend’s tragic 2001 death.
As pointed out by Pop Crave on Twitter, “Blackground Records hint at the imminent release of Aaliyah’s discography on streaming platforms with the launch of new website, social media accounts and the hashtag #AaliyahIsComing.”
? Blackground Records hint at the imminent release of Aaliyah’s discography on streaming platforms with the launch of new website, social media accounts, and the hashtag #AaliyahIsComing. pic.twitter.com/T7NUmM2w5q
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) August 4, 2021
According to a press release, this is true. On Thursday (August 5), Blackground Records announced they’d inked a deal with EMPIRE to begin releasing Aaliyah’s catalog — which includes albums such as 1994’s Age Ain’t Nuthin’ But A Number — beginning on August 20.
Aaliyah’s 2x-platinum albums One in a Million and ΛΛLIYΛH as well with her I Care 4 U and Ultimate Aaliyah compilation albums will also be available.
The release will include catalog material from Timbaland & Magoo, Tank, Toni Braxton, JoJo and Ashley Parker Angel.
See the full schedule below.
August 20th: Aaliyah – One In A Million
August 27th: Timbaland & Magoo – Welcome To Our World, Indecent Proposal and Under Construction, Part II Albums + Timbaland – Tim’s Bio A
September 3rd: Romeo Must Die and Exit Wounds soundtracks
September 10th: Aaliyah – ΛΛLIYΛH
September 17th: Tank – Force of Nature, One Man and Sex, Love & Pain
September 24th: JoJo – JoJo and The High Road | Ashley Parker Angel – Soundtrack To Your Life
October 1st: Toni Braxton – Libra
- October 8th: Aaliyah – I Care 4 U and Ultimate Aaliyah