By transforming into something between The Robyn and The Skrillex, Miley Cyrus continues to work extra hard to shed her Hannah Montana history and solidify herself as a unique adult and bride-to-be. But she's not the only one in her family with important hair history. Father Billy Ray made a career out of his achy, breaky mullet, and later, that stubborn piece of stubble below his bottom lip during the family's collaborative Disney run. Because we're feeling hairy ourselves, here's an appreciation of the famed mane, particularly for those who haven't yet had the chance to revel in its glory.
Storm in the Heartland, 1994.
THE '90S WERE ALL ABOUT KEEPING YOUR BUSINESS IN THE FRONT...
WHILE THE PARTY RAGED ON DOWN YOUR BACK
LIKE EVERYONE ELSE, BILLY RAY COULD NOT RESIST EXPERIMENTING WITH HIGHLIGHTS
OR TAKING THE PLUNGE AND ACQUIRING SOME FREEFALLIN' BANGS
THINGS CHANGED A BIT WHEN HE SCORED A TV GIG
"Please allow my soul patch to distract from my transitional hair length."
BUT NOT ENOUGH THAT HE COULDN'T MOCK HIS FORMER SELF PROFESSIONALLY
BY 2010, HE EVEN BEGAN TO MISS HIS OLD LOOK
Call it Cyrus's backlash to the backlash.
ALAS, THESE DAYS HE'S GIVEN IN TO CONVENTION
Adding one of those terrible fedoras, too. Let the hair flow, Billy! We don't even recognize you anymore!
Luckily, Billy's children have bravely decided to carry on the family's great hair tradition. Yes, interesting—for lack of a better word—styles seems to run in the family. Who could forget about older brother Trace?
Breaking down the bias of comfort films.
With the constant onslaught of complicated news that 2020 has brought, sometimes you just want to be able to shut off your brain, relax, and feel happy.
Enter comfort films. These are the feel-good movies that feel like a warm hug when you finish them, the ones that allow you to escape for a short while. We often turn to these types of films in times of trouble or extreme stress, and when we're not sure what films of this nature we should watch, we turn to the Internet for options.
25 years ago, pop stars and rappers were were expected to stay in their respective lanes. But Mariah Carey proved that hip-hop and pop were a match made in heaven—changing popular music as we know it.
Hip-Hop is pop—not in sound, but rather in terms of influence and authority.
Certainly pure pop—pasteurized and whipped into its ultimate peak in the early 2010s—is still breathing, though despite its name, the genre's reign as the chieftain of popular music has ended.
Drake and Bad Bunny are as much of pop stars in 2020 as Carly Rae Jepsen and Kesha were in 2012. Spotify reports that, at this very moment, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion's "WAP" is the most-streamed song in the United States. Immediately following that is trap-pop cut "Mood," a TikTok-famous summer bop by 24kGoldn and Iann Dior, two of many rising zoomer rappers who have embraced Hip-Hop's guidance in most melodic forms, like trap-pop, emo rap, alternative hip-hop, and pop-rap. And if that's not enough to give Hip-Hop a throne, Nielsen Music has confirmed that eight of the top 10 artists of 2020 so far are, of course, rappers.