The posthumous new Aaliyah album Unstoppable is expected to drop later this month
January 16 is Aaliyah’s birthday, and we are expecting the new Aaliyah album Unstoppable to drop on that very day. It would have been the 43rd birthday for the princess of R&B. Confirmed by Aaliyah’s uncle Barry Hankerson, the album’s release is scheduled to become available to stream this month.
The news broke out earlier this week when Hankerson was interviewed on The Geno Jones Show. Hankerson founded Aaliyah’s former music label Blackground Records in 1993 and has signed a wide range of artists from Timbaland & Magoo, JoJo, and Toni Braxton. Now named as Blackground Records 2.0, Hankerson owns all of Aaliyah’s masters.
Hankerson did not provide an exact date for the new Aaliyah album Unstoppable but with her birthday coming up in less than two weeks, there is no better time. “I’m sorry it took so long, but when you lose a family member so unexpectedly, it takes time to deal with that type of grief. I decided to release Aaliyah’s music in order to keep her legacy alive,” stated Hankerson.
Aaliyah died in a fatal plane crash in 2001 along with eight other passengers, two of them employees at Blackground Records. She was one of the biggest, most impactful artists of the 1990s and has left an imprint for those who have taken the limelight since. Her second studio album One In A Million is considered as one of the most influential R&B albums.
The new Aaliyah album Unstoppable is set to also feature top hip-hop and R&B acts including Snoop Dogg, Ne-Yo, and Drake. Just last month, the new single “Poison” from Aaliyah was released which features The Weeknd. Listen to Aaliyah and the Weeknd’s new song “Poison” below.