Even though Aaliyah had a short career, the performing artist has gone down in history as one of the most beloved. Aaliyah famously died in a private plane crash when she was just 21-years-old. The singer and her backup dancers were on their way back from filming a music video when the plane crashed due to exceeding its maximum capacity.
Since then, the star has been the subject of several different unauthorized biographies and documentaries, many of which have been vociferously criticized by her estate. More importantly, part of the singer’s music catalog has been controlled by individuals and entities outside of her state.
For instance, her YouTube channel was controlled by other entities for years until her estate recently took ahold of it. Hot New Hip Hop reported this week that her estate took control of the YouTube channel and it would begin sharing content in the new year.
One of their posts thanked her fans and followers for supporting them over the years, saying how they had recently come upon the rights to the YouTube channel.
Put simply, a lot of people are happy about the news considering there is a good chance that many fans will get to see new content from an official and confirmed source. This all comes after it was revealed the estate would begin allowing her music on all streaming platforms.
According to Hot New Hip Hop, Aaliyah’s estate released a statement in which they confirmed that they would begin streaming some of her albums across various streaming platforms, such as Spotify, Apple Music, and others.
Reportedly, Blackground Records was the record label that published all of the artist’s work. The outlet claims the record label and Aaliyah’s uncle, Berry Hankerson, has worked really hard to stop her music from proliferating in the mainstream over the last 19 years.
However, it has been reported by multiple outlets that the label and her family members have been more forgiving and less strict in terms of how her music is used and distributed.