Drake says new Aaliyah album to be released this year
Drake has confirmed that the late Aaliyah will be releasing a new album this year.
Aaliyah, who passed away in 2001 in a plane crash, released three records before her death, including her US No.1 self-titled hit.
A recording called 'Enough Said', which features unreleased vocals from the singer and Drake, appeared online recently, with reports that Aaliyah's family did not support the project.
However, Drake has revealed that he and producer Noah '40' Shebib are working on releasing a posthumous Aaliyah album later this year - with the go-ahead from her family. He said:
"People should be really excited. People thought ['Enough Said'] was my single; it's not my single. It's all off of an Aaliyah project that me and 40 are commanding and 40's just doing some incredible, some incredible music right now."
Drake continued: "To get 13, 14 new Aaliyah songs, everybody should be excited. It's not about me. It's not about 40. It's about her and her fans and us just getting the opportunity to give you something that we feel is great. And the people around her, everybody from her family to her old management and label, were like, 'If there's anyone out that can do it right now, it's [you] and 40'. And that was an honor and we're going to pull in some classic people, anybody who used to work with Aaliyah that was essential in her career we definitely hope to have them involved. So it's great. You get a new Aaliyah album this year on top of everything."
Listen to Aayliah and Drake's 'Enough Said' below:
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