Aaliyah

Ilham Channels Aaliyah in Her Quest To Turn Complicated Emotions Into Music

We caught up with Ilham before the release of her new, self-titled EP. During our conversation, she touches on moving… Read More

September 29, 2022

Beyoncé Scores Seventh No. 1 Album With ‘Renaissance’

Beyoncé has become the first woman in 2022 to land a No. 1 first-week debut following the release her of… Read More

August 8, 2022

22 Albums Okayplayer Can’t Wait to Hear in 2022

This year, new albums from artists like Kendrick Lamar, SZA, Freddie Gibbs, and Normani are expected to drop. Here are… Read More

January 13, 2022

The First Posthumous Aaliyah Album is Dropping This Month

The posthumous Aaliyah album, Unstoppable, will have features from Drake, Future, and Ne-Yo, The Weeknd, and Snoop Dogg. After releasing… Read More

January 4, 2022

The Weeknd to Release New Album ‘Dawn FM’ This Week

Nearly two years after releasing After Hours, The Weeknd is set to drop his fifth album Dawn FM on Friday. We might… Read More

January 3, 2022

Listen to Aaliyah’s First Single In Over 15 Years

Aaliyah joins The Weeknd on new single "Poison." The single, her first in over 15 years, is from her upcoming… Read More

December 17, 2021

14 New Hip-Hop & R&B Albums You Should Be Listening To (Week of October 8th)

This week is jam-packed with a wide selection of albums, featuring releases from legends like Tech N9ne, Atmosphere, James Blake,… Read More

October 8, 2021

How Aaliyah’s Tomboy Style Left An Imprint On Fashion

OKAYPLAYER HAS JUST LAUNCHED A NEW AALIYAH COLLECTION. PURCHASE EXCLUSIVE AALIYAH SHIRTS AND SWEATERS AT THE OKAYPLAYER SHOP  Aaliyah’s style,… Read More

September 24, 2021

18 New Hip-Hop, Neo-Soul & R&B Albums You Should Be Listening To (Week of September 10)

The week’s top albums feature selections from Yebba, María Isabel, Jazz Cartier, Baby Keem, and more. This week was another… Read More

September 10, 2021

16 New Hip-Hop & R&B Albums You Should Be Listening To (Week of September 3)

This week’s top albums feature selections from Drake, Jenevieve, Duckwrth, JMSN, L'Orange and more. Kanye West and Drake have finally… Read More

September 3, 2021

15 New Hip-Hop & R&B Albums You Should Be Listening To (Week of August 20)

Releases from Aaliyah, Ty Dolla $ign, dvsn, Rod Wave, Cleo Sol and Tiwa Savage were a few of our favorite… Read More

August 20, 2021

For the First Time Aaliyah’s Album ‘One in a Million’ Is Available On Streaming Platforms

Aaliyah's album One in a Million hit streamers on Friday due to a partnership between Blackground Records 2.0 and EMPIRE.… Read More

August 20, 2021

Everything To Know About Aaliyah’s Upcoming Catalog Release

An extensive Billboard profile centering Aaliyah's former manager and his issues with the late singer's estate has provided some details… Read More

August 5, 2021

The 10 Best Aaliyah Songs That Weren’t Radio Hits

OKAYPLAYER HAS JUST LAUNCHED A NEW AALIYAH COLLECTION. PURCHASE EXCLUSIVE AALIYAH SHIRTS AND SWEATERS AT THE OKAYPLAYER SHOP  To celebrate… Read More

August 5, 2021

Aaliyah’s Estate Shares Statement Addressing Catalog Release

Aaliyah's estate released a statement directly addressing Barry Hankerson, her uncle/former manager's attempt at announcing forthcoming music releases. Late Wednesday… Read More

August 4, 2021

Houston Singer Peyton on Transparency, Her Debut Album ‘PSA’ and Being Inspired by Aaliyah

On her debut album, PSA, she shares, "I wanted to be more transparent about the things that I think and… Read More

July 23, 2021