By IVAN THOMAS-HICKS
Without naming names, Aaliyah’s estate said it’s “battled… shadowy tactics of deception” as her former record label prepares to re-release her music.
It’s been nearly two decades since Aaliyah tragically died in a plane crash at the age of 22. While her legacy lives on, much of her music has been kept off digital music services and out of print.
But on Aug. 5, her record label Blackground Records announced that, through its new partnership with distributor EMPIRE, the late singer’s music will be made available on all major digital streaming platforms and physical albums, starting with One in a Million on Aug. 20. Aaliyah’s work—including the Romeo Must Die soundtrack, her 2001 self-titled album and two compilations I Care 4 U and Ultimate Aaliyah—will then be rolled out over the following weeks.