Drake confirms Aaliyah album is in the works
Drake and his producer Noah "40" Shebib are overseeing work on a posthumous Aaliyah album that is due out later this year.
On Sunday (August 5), Drake posted a new Aaliyah single called "Enough Said" featuring a guest verse from himself online, fueling rumours that he will executive produce an album of unreleased songs by the late R&B singer, who died in a plane crash in 2001.
"It’s all off an Aaliyah project that me and 40 are commanding," he said in an interview with MuchMusic backstage at his OVO Festival in Toronto. "40’s just doing some incredible, incredible music right now. To get 13, 14 new Aaliyah songs, everybody should be excited. It’s not about me, it’s not about 40. It’s really about her and her fans and us just getting the opportunity to give you something that we feel is great."
Although Aaliyah's brother posted on Facebook earlier this week that "there is no official album being released and supported by the Haughton family," Drake insisted that LP does have the support of the late R&B singer's management, label, family members and former collaborators.
"The people around her, everybody from her family to her old management and label, were just like, if there’s anybody out that could do it right now, it’s me and 40. And that was an honour," he said. "We’re gonna pull in some classic people, like anybody who used to work with Aaliyah or that was essential in her career, we definitely hope to have them involved."
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