Aaliyah’s greatest hits are back online (for now).
If you are looking to listen to Aaliyah‘s catalog of music on streaming services, you might find it a bit hard to find. While her music has been available in the past (a long time ago), the singer’s music has been for the most part unavailable for streaming largely due to issues revolving around the singer’s former music label Blackground Records and her uncle Barry Hankerson.
Back in 2013, a company named Craze Digital, who did not have rights to the R&B’s singer’s music, released some of Aaliyah‘s tracks online on iTunes for sale illegally. After some legal back and forth, the music was taken down and Aaliyah‘s music hasn’t been available since.
That all changed today, though, when Aaliyah‘s posthumous 2005 compilation ‘Ultimate Aaliyah’ is now available to purchase on iTunes and now available to stream via Apple Music. Surprisingly, the project’s availability comes thanks to, you guessed it, Craze Productions.
Of course, fans were ecstatic at the chance to purchase and stream Aaliyah‘s music, though many were skeptical that the music would remain available at all.
I already have all her albums including this Ultimate box set but finally!!!! Aaliyah’s real music is finally on iTunes 😭❤️ pic.twitter.com/7ZgyzQmRiA
— #SWAVEY (@ashleyURIV) January 11, 2017
Y’all better download what you can because it won’t be long before Aaliyah’s music is off of iTunes again..
— Ms Darlinnn (@ThatsJustDarlin) January 11, 2017
— Saba Hattin (@saba_hattin) January 11, 2017
Craze think they slick, cuz Ultimate Aaliyah wasn’t mentioned in the lawsuit. I hope @ReservoirMedia will make something about it!
— Iza M. (@AzzIzz88) January 12, 2017
We’re unsure whether or not the album will remain up so hurry and purchase and/or stream the album before it’s removed and taken down.