Twenty years after her death, the R&B icon’s catalog continues to roll out across streaming services. Following her second studio album One in a Million last month, her third and final self-titled album also known as “The Red Album” has been released digitally for the first time.
Upon its initial release on July 7, 2001, Aaliyah debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and spawned singles including the Timbaland-produced “We Need a Resolution,” “More Than a Woman,” and “Rock the Boat.”
Aaliyah was returning from shooting a video for the latter in the Bahamas when she died in a plane crash on Aug. 25, 2001. Following her death, the 14-track album went on to sell more than 13 million copies worldwide.
Even more music is headed to streaming platforms. Two Aaliyah compilations, I Care 4 U and Ultimate Aaliyah, are set for release on Oct. 8.
According to Aaliyah’s uncle, Blackground founder Barry Hankerson, a posthumous Aaliyah album featuring new music is also in the works with appearances from Drake, Future, Ne-Yo, Chris Brown, Snoop Dogg, and Timbaland.