With an ethereal voice and striking visuals to artfully mismatch, musical multi-hyphenate FKA twigs summoned a cult following with her 2012 debut, EP1. Now, with countless game-changing videos, red carpet appearances, and a superb third EP, M3LL155X, the U.K. artist born Tahliah Barnett has entered the mainstream in a big way. She’s come far from being the self-described self-conscious sole biracial girl in her class with prominent front teeth and wide-set eyes. And we’ve gleefully watched as her unique aesthetic, which incorporates everything from couture to krumping, has evolved, solidifying her status as a cultural icon. Here, we chronicle (and bow down to) the undeniable brilliance that is FKA twigs.