Go read this story of why Aaliyah’s ‘One in a Million’ album took 20 years to come to streaming

Go read this story of why Aaliyah’s ‘One in a Million’ album took 20 years to come to streaming


Aaliyah attends the 2000 MTV Movie Awards | Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage

The 1996 album “One in a Million,” by Aaliyah finally came to streaming platforms on Friday, almost 20 years after the singer’s death in a 2001 plane crash. A huge star in the 1990s and early 2000s, much of Aaliyah’s music has been missing from streaming platforms for the past two decades. As Billboard magazine reported in a lengthy feature earlier this month, Aaliyah’s uncle, music producer Barry Hankerson, and her estate, controlled by her mother Diane Haughton and brother Rashad Haughton, have been at odds for years.

According to Billboard, Hankerson has made a distribution deal to release the entire catalog of Blackground Records— which includes Aaliyah’s music as well as recordings from other artists including Timbaland & Magoo,…

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