Fans flooded social media on Saturday (Jan. 16) to celebrate Aaliyah’s style, influence and life in honor of what would are the singer’s 42nd birthday. Like each passing year, fans also hoped that Aaliyah’s birthday would bring news of her music finally being released to streaming services. Unfortunately, consistent with a post from her estate, it’s like fans will need to keep waiting.
In a statement released on Friday (Jan. 15), Aaliyah’s estate thanked her fans for his or her support, but said that the discharge of her music is out of their control.
We hear you and that we see you. While we share your sentiments and desire to possess Aaliyah’s music released, we must acknowledge that these matters aren’t within our control and, unfortunately, take time,” the statement read.
Our inability to share Aaliyah’s music and artistry with the planet has been as difficult for us because it has been for all of you. Our priority has always been and can still be Aaliyah’s music.”
Aaliyah’s estate acknowledged fans’ frustration with the continued battle of freeing her music.
While we understand this might be challenging, we’d like the support of the fans Aaliyah loved so dearly, until we will resolve all the problems in freeing her music,” it read. “Undoubtedly, we understand how frustration can cause anger and disappointment. However, we ask all of you for your continued support and love as we aim to realize these goals for all of you and our Babygirl.”
For years, fans are promised the digital release of Aaliyah’s discography, most of which is under the control of her uncle, Barry Hankerson. the sole Aaliyah album currently available to stream is her 1994 debut, Age Ain’t Nothing but variety .
Last month, Aaliyah’s estate announced that they had gained control of her YouTube channel and said they might begin launching new content this year.