While other celebs may have had more outlandish and one-off style moments that went viral, the Euphoria star managed to serve consistently high-fashion looks year-round, always surprising us with how equally comfortable she looks in a striking Berluti pantsuit as she does in a Poison Ivy-esque Vera Wang bustier dress. The scientific community has been united in its concern over climate change for the past 40 years, issuing dire warning after dire warning. A fusion of blown-out bass and punk vocals, “ok boomer” is scrappy and abrasive, but spawned a phrase so much more versatile than just the single. ––Kat GillespieBLACKPINKNoneWhen it comes to global sensations, BLACKPINK is one of the biggest. Offering over 40 shades of foundations accounting for almost every skin color, Fenty Beauty set a standard within the industry that has for decades has only treated diversity as an afterthought. The triumphant horns of “Kill This Love,” alone, prove the group won’t go down without a fight — and it’s clearly resonating. ––Taylor RobertsJonas Brothers NoneIt was the Jonas Brothers’ internet in 2019, we were just scrolling through it. Honestly? We love love. ––Jeena Sharma”Euphoria”NoneWhen HBO’s latest teen drama, Euphoria first hit the screens last summer, it bolstered the young demographic of suburban America that otherwise existed outside of the mainstream. Unlike many other Hollywood executives, creator Sam Levinson wasn’t interested in token representation or ticking boxes, but an unabashed portrayal of struggles that actually plagued teens across America today including addiction, mental health and identity issues. But no one was quite prepared for what Rih had up her sleeve on September 10, when she staged an epic 40-minute fashion-entertainment blowout in Brooklyn for her revolutionary lingerie line Savage x Fenty. Real hot dog shit only. Wynn is a contrarian minus the Pepe memes and tasteless Reddit trolling; she knows her shit, and how to argue it. The show was held during New York Fashion Week, but spectators had a strong suspicion this would be no ordinary runway. Jennifer Aniston’s nostalgic new Instagram account, which is heavy on the cast reunion photos, extends the escapism onto social media. Based on the kinds of risks she took When We All Fall Asleep Where Do We Go and how far it brought her from “Ocean Eyes,” 2019 is just the beginning of EIlish’s disruption. No one listened –– not the boomers, not Gen X, not millennials either. Now, give her a damn television show, Comedy Central. He keeps his paws on these other girls’ necks with sponsored posts some human influencers would kill for, takes regular trips on private jets and goes on designer shopping sprees. Beyond that, the kinetic live performances of BLACKPINK members Jisoo, Jennie, Lisa and Rosé further establish them as a bonafide music force to watch (did you see them historically killing it at Coachella?) Plus, as globally famous Asian women, they bring a refreshing and new kind of supergroup to the table, making more room for others to follow. And how could we forget her playful Cinderella moment at the Met Gala, capturing everyone’s hearts with her magic wand and glass slipper? Celebrating internet culture, digital disruptors and social media influencers, PAPER is back with our annual Break the Internet Awards™. Now Gen Z is fighting to save the planet against worsening odds, with Thunberg as their leader. His is arguably the most impressive entry into the music industry. ––Michael Love MichaelOk BoomerNone Peter Kuli and Jed Will’s “ok boomer” is Gen Z rock ‘n’ roll, the antithesis of normative radio-ready trap-pop and a foot-in-the-ass to adults everywhere. Having grown up, gotten laid, chilled out and set their fraternal feuds to rest, the trio was free to become the stars they were always capable of being. It’s hard to feel hope right now, but she’s a powerful reminder to channel fear into action. ––Kat GillespieLil Nas XNoneLil Nas X’s meteoric rise to Billboard chart domination did not come without some haters — read: racists. Today, Rihanna is one of the best selling music artists, fashion entrepreneur and undoubtedly, the beauty influencer of the year. When their blissed out summer bop “Sucker” went No. ––Brendan WetmoreBillie EilishNoneBillie Eilish whispered, growled and slurped her way into our hearts last year. The superstar seemingly touched every corner of the industry, from her historic Fenty luxury brand launch with LVMH to the continued success of her beauty empire. As soon as his debut bop, “Old Town Road,” started taking off, the song about riding a horse ’til you can’t no more was deemed “not country enough” and briefly removed from the country music charts. Brittany’s rise to fame has truly captured the new influencer frontiers of TikTok, demonstrating just how random –– and yet, correct –– virality can be. The sex bench was supposedly a gag gift for a friend, but that’s somehow even cooler. Not to mention, the “Kill This Love” video beat out Ariana Grande for the biggest-ever music video debut on YouTube at the time, racking up 56.7 million views in its first 24 hours live. ––Jael GoldfineZendayaNoneWith a daring approach to evening wear and natural affinity for risk-taking, Zendaya was the indisputable queen of the red carpet in 2019. Rather than repeating the same old hashtags, ContraPoints encourages precise thought about (New York Times podcast voice) the big issues that divide us. ––Jael GoldfineSavage x Fenty Runway ShowNoneTo say that Rihanna simply changed the fashion game this year would be a huge understatement. Of course, that was never an easy task as it no doubt invited the scorn of conservative parents who deemed the show’s often explicit content “inappropriate.” Regardless, Euphoria hit a chord with a generation that is on the constant outs with boomers and older millennials alike, leading into a swift renewal into the second season. And that’s on yeehaw. Take a look back at 2019’s most viral Break the Internet moments, as chosen by more than 1 million of you.Rihanna NoneWith the launch of one of the most popular cosmetics labels in the world today, Rihanna became an important voice for an entire community otherwise almost completely ignored by the beauty industry. True fans don’t care. Thankfully everyone from fans to music critics to Billy Ray Cyrus himself refused to stand for the Nas X erasure and Billboard reversed their dumbass decision. ––Taylor RobertsGreta Thunberg NoneWe shouldn’t need Greta Thunberg, and she’d be the first to admit it. It’s that sense of versatility and adaptability that cemented her status as the red carpet’s leading lady. And best of all, the show was made available to watch via Amazon in over 200 countries, allowing people everywhere to partake in the magic and mystique of one of the most important shows of the year. ––Mario Abad@brittany_None Even if you don’t know her name, you know her story; also known as Kombucha Girl, Brittany Broski took the internet by storm in 2019 with her wit, charm, and of course, distaste for kombucha. With too much personality for mama Meg’s Instagram, he finally tired of sharing the spotlight and made his own account in August of 2019. Even before the official comeback, their deliciously gossip-worthy parade of nuptials found us unwaveringly invested in Nick, Joe and Kevin’s lives and careers, six years after the band broke up. Wynn’s in-depth explainer videos engage viewers with costumes and quips, interrogating everything from capitalism to cancel culture — a topic she has wide perspective on, having been cancelled numerous times herself. Luckily, Natalie Wynn’s philosophy YouTube channel ContraPoints is here to help. It was the best possible way to confirm a rumored love affair between the models slash actresses, and they’ve only delighted us more in the months since –– with a rumored proposal in France, a sweet Pride-themed Instagram post and a briefly terrifying Twitter hack moment. And thank God, because her breakout show was recently removed from Netflix. Hot Boy 4oe truly outsells any other bitch on Instagram and if you’re not following I feel bad for you. 1, becoming the biggest hit by a boyband in 15 years, it was clear that the Jonas Brothers reuniting in 2019 wasn’t a glitch in the system. ––Brendan WetmoreContraPoints NoneIt’s easy to take a default political position without interrogating why you feel a certain way about whatever hot button topic. ––Kat GillespieJennifer Aniston and “Friends” NoneAs the Seinfeld bros will tell you, there exist many more elevated sitcoms than Friends. The rabid internet obsession with her every move is evidence of just how badly Gen Z was craving an alternative woman artist –– their own Avril Lavigne in basketball shorts, amidst a sea of bodysuited, big-haired divas. Nas X’s “Old Town Road” went on to sit on the iron throne that is the music charts for a record breaking 17 weeks. Over the past 12 months, the 17-year-old has led global school strikes and held her own against Trump on Twitter. Now with its multiple range of highlighters, bronzers, blush compacts and lip glosses, the singer has also expanded the business to a fashion label under LVMH. Her fruitful partnership with longtime stylist Law Roach has paid dividends as she evolved quite rapidly from budding teen star to leading Hollywood actress. No argument and no politician’s Twitter mentions are safe from the wrath of “ok boomer,” and honestly, the internet is a better place for it. It has been a gift to us all. A slew of hitmakers of the moment like Halsey, Migos, DJ Khaled and Big Sean performed with the likes of Normani, Aquaria, Bella Hadid, Laverne Cox and the diverse cast of models that commanded the runway in the brand’s inclusive and body-positive lingerie offerings. From movie premieres to awards season to talk show appearances, Zendaya proved that celebrities shouldn’t have to take themselves too seriously to make a fashion statement. The clapback of it all? ––Mario AbadCara Delevingne and Ashely Benson NoneWhere were you when Cara and Ashley gleefully carried a big ol’ sex bench into their Los Angeles home in full view of the paparazzi? She shook up our previously static notion of what a teenage hitmaker can look and sound like, reviving our appetite for good old-fashioned pop weirdness. Like a Central Perk cappuccino served in an oversized mug, the NBC hit is comfortingly frothy –– a tacky ’90s throwback to be enjoyed on your laptop after a hard day under neo-fascism. ––Kat GillespieNoneNone At 265 million streams and counting, the song is a heroic call-to-arms for all to torch their toxic relationships and leap into their power. We needed her in 2019, and we’ll keep watching into 2020. The intergenerational digital war waged by the track was fierce, but more than anything, it gave teens a quick shutdown for their older online opponents. ––Jeena SharmaFoe Thee Frenchie NoneFoe Thee Frenchie, leader of Hot Dog Summer and First of his Name truly has the life we all want: Jet setting by day and cuddling up to Megan Thee Stallion by night.