Aaliyah's music catalogue could soon be available for streaming services

FILE – Aaliyah at 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno' at the NBC Studios in Burbank, Ca. 7/25/01. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON (SBG) – Aaliyah's music catalogue could be headed to streaming platforms soon for the first time.

On the 19th anniversary of the singer's death, having died in a plane crash on August 25, 2001 at the age of just 22, Aaliyah's Estate made an announcement on Instagram that they have started conversations with "various record labels" about the status of the late singer's catalogue.

Among the things being discussed is the catalogue's "availability on streaming platforms in the near future."

"To our loyal fans: We are excited to announce that communication has commenced between the estate and various record labels about the status of Aaliyah's music catalogue, as well as its availability on streaming platforms in the near future," the statement posted to social media said.
"Thank you for your continued love and support. More updates to come!"

The "Princess of R&B," born Aaaliyah Dana Haughton, first gained musical recognition at 10 years old, when she appeared on the television show "Star Search" and performed in concert alongside Gladys Knight.

She went on to have an incredible music career with Jive Records and Atlantic Records. Her debut album, "Age Ain't Nothing but a Number," sold three million copies in the United States and was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

Working with record producers Timbaland and Missy Elliott, her second album, "One in a Million," went on to sell three million copies in the United States and more than eight million copies worldwide.

In 2000, Aaliyah appeared in her first film, "Romeo Must Die," where she also contributed to the film's soundtrack. The single from the album, "Try Again," topped the Billboard Hot 100 solely on airplay, making Aaliyah the first artist in Billboard history to ever do so.

While some her music has been available on major streaming platforms, the rest of her catalogue, including "One in a Million" and "Aaliyah," has not been.

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