Timbaland Promises New Aaliyah Music Is on the Way
By Sophie Schillaci
As the 14th anniversary of Aaliyah's death approaches, Timbaland is promising new music from the late star.
"Attention!!!!! People ask me all the time do I have any babegirl music we haven't heard !!!!!well the answer is YES!!!!!!!! TIMBO x BABEGIRL !!!!! Sneak peak coming !!!!!!!" the producer posted on Instagram over the weekend, along with a photo of Aaliyah's smiling face surrounded by clouds.
Timbaland famously collaborated with Aaliyah in the late '90s on her second and third albums, One in a Million and Aaliyah.
Aaliyah's vocals have been featured in two high-profile projects in recent years, including Drake's "Enough Said" and Chris Brown's "Don't Think They Know." The singer -- who died tragically in a plane crash on Aug. 25, 2001, at 22 years old -- was also recently made the subject of a controversial Lifetime biopic.
Timbaland doubled-down on his promise of a posthumous release over the weekend, sharing a popular Straight Outta Compton meme with a photo of Aaliyah and text reading "Straight Outta Heaven." He captioned the photo "Stay tune!!!!!!"
This isn't the first time that Timbaland has had a hand in ushering new music from the grave. Last year, he produced and released the late Michael Jackson's "Love Never Felt So Good."
Today, Timbaland is hard at work on season two of Fox's hit musical dramedy Empire, on which he serves as a music producer, and is back in the studio with longtime collaborator Missy Elliot. Get all the details on the pair's upcoming project in the video below.