August 10, 2012 16:56

Timbaland and Missy Elliott confirmed for posthumous Aaliyah album

The Drake-produced LP could be released later this year

Timbaland and Missy Elliott confirmed for posthumous Aaliyah album

Photo: PA

Timbaland and Missy Elliott are being lined up for Aaliyah's posthumous album, her record label has confirmed.

Earlier this week, Drake unveiled a new posthumous duet with Aaliyah, titled 'Enough Said'. The track, produced by Noah '40' Shebib, features a previously unreleased vocal hook from the singer, who died on August 25, 2001 in a plane crash. Scroll down to listen to it.

Speaking to Billboard, Aaliyah's cousin Jomo Hankerson, who runs Blackground records with his father Barry Hankerson, has now confirmed that a full album is in the works, which he hopes to release before the end of the year. The album will feature 16 unreleased songs and "fragments" from Aaliyah's archive. It will be the first release from the late singer since 2002's 'I Care 4 U' compilation.

"We really felt like it was time. There's a real new generation that doesn't know her necessarily, and we wanted to continue her musical legacy with this new generation," Hankerson said. "That's one of the reasons why we wanted to do very contemporary music. We didn't want to make it a nostalgic project; we already did that with the 'I Care 4 U' album. The idea was to release new music for her diehard fans, and also reintroduce her music to a new generation that doesn't really understand how much influence she has in the music that they're listening to today."

Speaking about other contributors to the album, he said: "Timbaland will be involved with this project. One of the records that we had that was never released was a Missy record that we obviously are going to be refreshing," he said. "I can tell you that Timbaland will definitely be involved, Missy will definitely be involved."

Aaliyah Dana Haughton was born in New York in 1979 and raised in Detroit. She released her debut album, the R Kelly-produced 'Age Ain't Nothing But A Number', in 1994.

It was followed in 1996 by 'One In A Million' and her self-titled third album, which was released a month before her death in 2001 and has since sold over 13 million copies.



Read More On This Artist

Video: NME Agenda - This Week In Music

More News
Arctic Monkeys, Disclosure and Palma Violets nominated for Ivor Novello Awards
Australian production company accuse One Direction of stealing video idea – watch
The Horrors cover Frankie Knuckles' 'Your Love' – listen
Fleet Foxes' Robin Pecknold 'working on new songs'
The Kooks announce new album 'Listen'
Canada's fisheries minister accuses Morrissey of being 'brainwashed'
Avril Lavigne responds to criticisms over new video: 'Racist??? LOLOLOL!!! I love Japanese...
Deadmaus says 'dafuqs yer problem' Arcade Fire, after 'real instruments' jibe
Prince William and Kate Middleton learn to DJ - watch
Coldplay unveil new song 'Oceans', announce television special
Pharrell Williams unveils 'Marilyn Monroe' video - watch
Beck covers Arcade Fire's 'Rebellion (Lies)' - watch
St Vincent reschedules May UK shows for August
Paul Gray spent final weeks in 'blur' of drugs and Slipknot bandmates did not help,...
Chance The Rapper cancels live dates after being diagnosed with flu and tonsillitis
Angel Haze on friends and family's reaction to her sexuality: 'they think I'm an...
Midweek chart update: Mr Probz on course for Number One single with debut 'Waves'
Justin Bieber apologises after posing near controversial Japanese war shrine
Linkin Park discuss 'heavy and exciting' album 'The Hunting Party' in new...
Beyoncé joins producer Boots on new song 'Dreams' – listen
Damon Albarn announces warm-up gigs in Bristol and Portsmouth
The Horrors, Palma Violets and more added to Reading and Leeds Festivals bill – full list here

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Featured Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read News
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
New Issue Out Now
On NME.COM Today