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Aaliyah and the Weeknd’s “Poison” is out tomorrow

The new release comes as the world awaits the late R&B queen’s first posthumous studio album, Unstoppable.

December 16, 2021
Aaliyah and the Weeknd’s “Poison” is out tomorrow Photos by Chris Weeks/Liaison and Kevin Winter/Getty Image.  

Aaliyah's legacy still looms large. This year, Blackground Records released her discography — three studio albums and two posthumous compilations — on streaming services for the first time, starting with the upload of 1996's One In A Million in August, a week before the 20th anniversary of her tragic, untimely death. Tonight at midnight, Blackground will release "Poison," a new Aaliyah single featuring the Weeknd.

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"Poison" comes as the world awaits Unstoppable, Aaliyah's first posthumous album, which Barry Hankerson — her uncle and Blackground's founder — announced would arrive within a "matter of weeks" in late August. According to Hankerson, the record will include features from Snoop Dogg, Future, Ne-Yo, and Chris Brown. It is unclear whether "Poison" will appear on the tracklist.

FKA Twigs' "Tears in the Club," another song featuring the Weeknd, also drops tonight.

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Aaliyah and the Weeknd’s “Poison” is out tomorrow