Late singer Aaliyah appears on R&B ballad with The Weeknd on upcoming posthumous album… 20 years after she tragically died in a plane crash in the Bahamas

Late singer Aaliyah appears on a single with Grammy-winning artist The Weeknd – the song is from her highly-anticipated posthumous album, Unstoppable.

Over two decades after she tragically died in a plane crash, at the age of 22, on August 25, 2001, fans were surprised with a never-before-heard R&B ballad.

‘How can I explain myself to you? Questions keep lurking through my mind,’ the Queen of Urban Pop sang. ‘Is it the lover for the time? I’ve given my heart, my joy, my soul to you. If it is real, I sure can’t see.’

Meanwhile, The Weeknd, crooned the chorus: ‘This feeling, there’s no drug that can compare/ You’re so cold, I can see your breath, I swear/ They told me not to fall in love/ Wondering where it all went wrong/ You were my poison all along.’

The Take My Breath hitmaker previously sampled Aaliyah’s hit Rock the Boat on What You Need from his 2012 compilation album Trilogy, according to Billboard.

Other stars set to be featured on the late performer’s upcoming record include Drake, Future, Ne-Yo, Chris Brown and Snoop Dogg.

Over the summer, fans of Aaliyah rejoiced after the record label that owns her masters announced that the majority of her music would finally be available to stream soon.

The record company, renamed Blackground Records 2.0, also teased they would be re-releasing the late singer’s output starting with her second album, One In A Million, which was reissued on August 20.

But even as it moves to finally make her music widely available, the singer’s estate accused Blackground of failing to be transparent about its new deal.

A website owned by Aaliyah’s record company Blackground Records appeared this week with a cryptic homepage featuring the hashtag, ‘#aaliyahiscoming.’

The record company, which was co-founded and co-owned by her uncle Barry Hankerson, is joining forces with the indie label EMPIRE to put her remaining albums on streaming services.

Previously, only her first album, the R. Kelly–produced Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number, and some early singles were available to stream.

Meanwhile, her mature output, including her albums One In A Million and her self-titled third album, have been unavailable to stream and have even been out of print on CD.

Used copies and Japanese imports are still available, though sometimes for extravagant prices.

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SOURCE: Daily Mail