New album is set to feature multiple superstar collaborations

Blackground Records has set Aaliyah’s posthumous album, Unstoppable, for a January release date. The project is the first new album from the Princess of R&B in 15 years and is set to feature a multitude of rappers.

Aaliyah’s uncle and Blackground Records founder, Barry Hankerson, controls Aaliyah’s music. He tells Charleston, SC radio station Star 99.7 that Drake, Future, Ne-Yo, Chris Brown and Snoop Dogg are confirmed for the album.

“One of the songs is out now, doing incredibly well, and that’s the one she did with Weeknd, called ‘Poison.’ Doing really well. Because of that success, we think it will only get better with people such as Ne-Yo, Snoop Dogg, Future, and Drake, one of her biggest fans. So those are the features that will be on the record and that’ll be out in January.”

Hankerson did not reveal an exact date, but at least one other single is expected to be drop before the album’s release.

Poison” was released last month, two decades after the tragic passing of Aaliyah, who died in an August 2001 plane crash at the age of 22.

Aaliyah’s catalog was mostly unavailable digitally until this summer when Hankerson released it through Empire’s distribution.  The record exec has battled with the singer’s estate, which is controlled by Aaliyah’s mother Diane Haughton, over the digital release of her music. It finally hit DSPs on August 20th, five days to the year she died on August 25, 2001.

Her catalog will be issued on vinyl in March and April 2022.