Aaliyah’s Music Is Coming to Streaming Services in 2020

Aaliyah’s music may be finally coming to streaming services.

Eighteen years since her death, the late singer’s uncle Barry Hankerson took to Twitter to announce that her full discography will be available on major streaming services on Aaliyah’s birthday: Jan. 26, 2020.

“We listened, this is not a drill in honor of the great legacy of #Aaliyah,” Hankerson, head of the now-defunct Blackground Records, tweeted on his private account before tagging Apple Music, Spotify, TIDAL, and Amazon Prime. He ended with the “1/16/2020” date.

It’s been a long time coming. Only Aaliyah’s debut album, 1994’s Age Ain’t Nothing but a Number, is currently available for streaming. Her other two albums—1996’s One in a Million and her third and final studio album, 2001’s Aaliyah—are not available on any digital platforms.

According to Complex, Hankerson is the reason why Aaliyah’s discography has not been previously available digitally. He owns the rights to her catalog with the exception of her debut, which was produced by R. Kelly. Hankerson sold a stake in Blackground’s publishing rights to Reservoir in 2012.

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Travis Scott Announces ‘Jack Boys’ Compilation

The Jack Boys are coming.

Travis Scott has announced that the debut album from his Cactus Jack creative collective will arrive before the end of 2019. The compilation features contributions from the label’s current roster including Sheck Wes, Don Toliver, Chase B, and La Flame himself.

Jack Boys has already spawned the lead single “Highest in the Room,” which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 last month.

In honor of the project, Travis released an all-black Black Friday merch capsule. The limited-edition collection includes hoodies, T-shirts, robes, and even an electric scooter.

While fans will have to wait for the follow-up to Astroworld, Travis recently hinted that more music could be dropping soon. “I’m in no rush frankly, but I’m taking my time to come up with the next album,” he told Apple Music’s Beats 1. “I’m always down to drop music and serve some packs to the fans.”

Earlier this month, he joined Post Malone and Ozzy Osbourne to perform “Take What You Want” at the American Music Awards. He also hosted his second annual Astroworld Festival in Houston with a surprise appearance from Kanye West.

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