Aaliyah’s final, self-titled album has arrived on streaming platforms for the first time, a quarter century after its traditional release.
Also known as The Red Album due to its cover art, Aaliyah initially arrived less than two months before her tragic death in a plane crash on Aug. 25, 2001, at the age of 22.
Of the three studio albums released in her lifetime, Aaliyah is her only title to lead the Billboard 200 chart.
Since then, most of her consequential works have been kept off digital service providers and out of print.
Last month, Aaliyah’s sophomore album One in a Million finally dropped on all streaming services.
The long-overdue streaming release follows a deal struck between EMPIRE and Blackground Records, founded by her uncle Barry Hankerson, which makes available the late singer’s biggest albums for the first time in over a decade.
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