Is A New Aaliyah Album On The Way?

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By Nadeska Alexis

It’s been almost 11 years since Aaliyah died in a tragic plane crash, but the Brooklyn-born songstress still has an undeniable influence on pop culture (just ask Drake who shouts her out on tracks like “We’ll Be Fine” and even has her face tattooed on his back). Now her diehard finds might have some new music to look forward to. According to a tweet from producer, Jeffery “J. Dub” Walker of The Hitmen, a posthumous Aaliyah album could be on the way.

In a tweet that he later deleted, Walker dropped a big hint that an album was in the works. “Just got great news today; the smash unreleased song called “Steady Ground” I produced on #Aaliyah is gonna be on her upcoming album:)” he wrote.

There has been no confirmation from Aaliyah’s label, Background Records (distributed via Interscope) that the album is being produced, but if Walker’s tweet is accurate, this would be the first original material fans have heard from the singer in years.

Aaliyah released her debut album Age Ain’t Nothing but a Number in 1994, followed by 1996’s One in a Million and 2001’s Aaliyah. After her death, the two posthumous albums, 2002’s I Care 4 U and 2005’s Ultimate Aaliyah were released featuring best-of material and three unreleased songs.