In November 2019, a Twitter account claiming to be the late singer’s uncle Barry Hankerson announced that her full discography would be available on major streaming services on Aaliyah’s birthday: Jan. 16, 2020. But the date came and went.
It’s been a long time coming. Aaliyah’s debut, 1994’s Age Ain’t Nothing but a Number, is currently her only album 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.
Hankerson is reportedly 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.