Aaliyah's Greatest Hits Pulled From Apple Music & iTunes Hours After Surfacing

Prior to this, her only music available on streaming platforms was Age Ain't Nothing But a Number, which just so happens to be out of Hankerson's ownership.

Numerous late singer's best-loved tracks were previously unavailable online, but - as Pitchfork points out - they were listed on Apple Music a few hours ago.

But as Fader reports, Aaliyah's posthumous 2005 greatest hits comp Ultimate Aaliyah unceremoniously surfaced on iTunes and Apple Music Wednesday night.

Tracks like "One in a Million", "Try Again", and "Are You That Somebody" are on the 25-song compilation though they haven't appeared on Spotify or Tidal yet.

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Aaliyah passed away over 15 years ago, but her spirit continues to haunt both the music and fashion industries. Hankerson owns the masters to Aaliyah's two best albums, One in a Million and Aaliyah-on which he also served as executive producer-and for reasons that aren't clear, he's basically elected to squat on them.

There is now no further information regarding how long Ultimate Aaliyah will be available.

The unusual appearance of the now-removed album was credited to Craze Productions, the company that was responsible for a controversial Aaliyah leak in 2013 for which they were sued and ordered to remove the music.