She was one of the fastest rising stars in the world when she died in a plane crash in 2001, aged 22.

In the seven years before her death, she recorded music that helped define the 90s r&b scene, and her legacy can still be felt and heard in music today.


“Her influence is everywhere, absolutely everywhere,” Birmingham-based singer/songwriter Jaydonclover tells Radio 1 Newsbeat.

Blackground Records 2.0 and Empire have uploaded two posthumous compilation albums from the late singer Aaliyah to streaming platforms.

Care 4 U was released in 2002, a year after the singer’s passing, via Empire and Universal. The original album contained some of Aaliyah’s hit singles such as “Miss You” and “Come Over,” as well as recordings from sessions for a different album that had been discarded. The reissued version of the album sees the addition of two singles, “Rock the Boat” and “We Need a Resolution” featuring Timbaland.

The second album, Ultimate Aaliyah, consists of 25 tracks across two discs, several of which Aaliyah had worked on with Missy Elliott and Timbaland. 

I Care 4 U and Ultimate Aaliyah are available on streaming services now.