We thought that 2013 was the year of the butt. How could it have gotten bigger than Kim Kardashian’s first butt selfie? We’re here to say the butt trend has gotten even bigger (plumper? rounder?) in 2014. And we’ve seen more of Kim Kardashian than we ever dreamed. Without further ado, here are the most important butt moments of 2014:
1The Queen Bee
While Beyonce’s entire year was important to the culture, this silhouetted rear flying high in the air is damn near iconic.
Rihanna accepted a CFDA Fashion Icon Award in a see-through dress embellished with 200,000 Swarovski crystals. Is there a more badass move than accepting an award from Anna Wintour with your ass visible? Yes: Cover it in diamonds.
3The Butt that Won Instagram
When the New York Times takes notice of your butt, you’ve got yourself a legit gig. Jen Selter turned squats after work into a full on butt-based career after Instagram followers – 5 million of them — took notice of her perfectly-sculpted booty.
She could have been cold to the new butt on the scene, but instead J.Lo grasped Iggy Azalea’s oily butt in her wet hands in “Booty,” the anthem butt lovers never knew they wanted. “Throw up your hands if you love a big booty!” indeed.
Nicki Minaj loves her butt so much it almost makes us feel bad about being flat. “Anaconda” was super catchy and included body-loving lyrics like “He can tell I ain’t missing no meals.” Watch the video just for old-times sake!
6The Former Boy Bander
Two surprises from Nick Jonas this year: he released a halfway decent song, and here’s his butt. We’ll let you decide which is more exciting.
We’ll be doing “Most Important Butts of 2030” before we can forget Kim Kardashian’s “Break the Internet” photoshoot in Paper magazine. From the champagne, to pure look of joy on her face, to the…well, that amazing butt, this photo isn’t going anywhere.