Meghan Trainor, Hozier and Other Stars Reveal the Traits (From the Heartwarming to the Hairy) Their Dads Passed On to Them

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Hozier performs on the second day of the Coachella Music Festival in Indio, California on April 11, 2015. 

In honor of Father's Day on June 21, music's brightest including HozierTinashe and Jason Derulo reveal the qualities they inherited from their dads.


"If it wasn't my dad's passion for music or the blues -- I received much of my tastes from his record collection -- it would be his hair. We have a similar follicle endowment: hair that grows outward, thickly and wildly, with a mind of its own. I'm in no danger of going bald."

Diane Warren

"We both didn't take no for an answer. My dad sold life insurance, and if a door was shut in his face, he would just get in through the window if he had to. I am the same way. If I believe in something, there is no stopping me."

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Nicholas Petricca (Walk The Moon)

"My dad, Joe, has Alzheimer's, but even with his debilitated memory, we still connect through our love of music. We love to dance together at his nursing home."

Jason Derulo

"My father taught me how to treat a woman like a queen."

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"My father has an amazing sense of levelheadedness under the most stressful circumstances. It's his superpower. He taught me to remain relaxed in today's high-anxiety society."

Meghan Trainor

"We are both extreme social butterflies with a passion for performing music. I grew up watching him at church, and he was always so good at making the crowd happy. During my performances people have told me, 'The Gary Trainor in you really comes out.'"

This story originally appeared in the June 20 issue of Billboard.


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