“Well the answer is YES!!!!!!!!” the famed producer and rapper confirmed on Instagram Saturday, Aug. 8. He added that a “sneak peak” of new music is on the way. His post included a photo of Aaliyah’s face surrounded by clouds.
Aaliyah was the subject of a controversial biopic on Lifetime in 2014, and her vocals have been incorporated into songs by Drake (“Enough Said”) and Chris Brown(“Don’t Think They Know”) in recent years.
Earlier this year Timbaland’s new R&B sensation, Tink, left her mark on “One in a Million,” one of the his breakthrough tracks from his late ’90s partnership with Aaliyah. The original, released in 1996, led the Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart for eight weeks in 1996-1997, Aaliyah’s longest stretch at the top.
Aaliyah died in a plane crash on Aug. 25, 2001, at 22. She debuted in 1994 with the album, Age Ain’t Nothing But a Number.