The American R'n'B singer Aaliyah died in a plane crash when she was only 22 years old. Now, after 16 years the cosmetics producer MAC honours Aaliyah posthumously with a collection dedicated to her. MAC officially announced the surprising collection by publishing a trailer for the new make-up line, which is to come to the market in 2018.
The initial idea came from a petition started in 2015 by her fan, Jennifer Risinger, who was able to collect thousands of signatures for the launch of a MAC collection. The effort has paid off.
“Aaliyah is truly one in a million — an unstoppable icon whose groundbreaking work in R&B music and film inspires us all,” MAC shared in a press release. “Today we join her countless fans in celebrating her with the announcement of the M•A•C Aaliyah collection. You made it happen!”
It´s not the first time that MAC launches a collection in honor of a dead star: In 2015 the American Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla-Pérez was already honored with her own make-up line.
In addition, MAC is also known for his collaborations with stars like Rihanna, Caitlyn Jenner, Miley Cyrus, Mariah Carey and Ariana Grande.
Aaliyah is truly one in a million — an unstoppable icon whose groundbreaking work in R&B music and film inspires us all. Today we join her countless fans in celebrating her with the announcement of the M·A·C Aaliyah collection. You made it happen! Stay tuned in 2018. #AaliyahforMAC @aaliyah_haughton_official