Megan Thee Stallion is trailblazing through the rap game. With 3 Grammys, 16 top 10 hits on the Billboard chart, and of course, a feature with her idol Beyoncé? The self-proclaimed “Houston Hottie” is a force to be reckoned with.
Check out her best 10 songs:
DaBaby and Megan team up again for Megan's "Cry Baby" off of her 2020 album 'Good News.' The two have collaborated previously on Megan's "Cash Sh-t" and DaBaby's "Nasty." This song is about the two rappers flexing about their very busy sex lives. After Megan released a teaser of the video, it sparked the "Cry Baby Challenge" on TikTok which had fans imitate her twerk routine.
"Girls in the Hood" samples Eazy-E's "Boyz-N-The Hood (Remix)" as the Texan MC claims this was the 2020 version of her 2019 hit "Hot Girl Summer." Megan Thee Stallion and Bobby Sessions are credited as co-writers along with "Boyz-n-the Hood" writers Ice Cube, Eazy-E and Dr. Dre. The song was well-received by fans peaking at No. 5 on the Billboard.
Megan says she got inspired to write this song over quarantine when she was appreciating her body after getting a little "fluffy and thick," as the rapper explained in a YouTube video. The upbeat track made for a hit on TikTok as content creators mimicked Megan's moves. The song peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard chart and stayed on for 23 weeks after.
Megan released "Thot S---" in June of 2021 and in the music video she portrays herself as her alter ego "Tina Snow." She later explained the meaning of the term "thot" on Twitter with her fans and how this song is about taking ownership over a term that is meant to degrade women and spinning it. The song peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard chart and spent 12 weeks on the chart.
From her 'Good News' album released in 2020, Megan was not playing fair with this track. "Shots Fired" is a diss track to the incident when Tory Lanez allegedly shot Megan in the foot. The song starts off with "Imagine n----- lyin' 'bout shootin' a real b---- (huh?)/ Just to save face for rapper n----- you chill with" and doesn't slow down from there.
"Cash S---" was released in 2019 and stayed 11 weeks on the Billboard chart. This was the first time DaBaby and Megan collaborated on a track. The trap-heavy beat was supplied by LilJuMadeDaBeat, who also produced "Big Ole Freak."
The phrase "Hot Girl Summer" was coined by the Houston native and when she asked fellow rapper Nicki Minaj and hitmaker Ty Dolla $ign to hop on this track the rest went down in history. The song spent 13 weeks on the Billboard chart and peaked at the No. 2 spot after it was released in August of 2019. This was Megan's first time teaming up with Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign.
The track "Big Ole Freak" sparked the #BigOleFreakChallenge which invited fans to out-twerk Megan. It later became the rapper's first big hit. The song was released as the single to her 2018 mixtape 'Tina Snow.' The song was a huge success for the rapper becoming Megan Thee Stallion's first charting song.
Many would conclude that Cardi and Megan's "WAP" was a culture reset. The song topped the US chart, becoming Cardi's fourth #1 and Megan's second. The raunchy lyrics and racy Grammy performance became the topic of many think pieces. The song won the 2021 BET Hip Hop Awards "Best Collaboration" and "Best Song of the Year."
In the height of the 2020 pandemic lockdown, Megan did not disappoint with her hit "Savage." As it was already making waves on TikTok as a viral dance challenge created by Keara Wilson, things got even better for the breakout star by adding Beyoncé on the remix. Megan spoke about working with Beyoncé to Entertainment Tonight, "And it’s just like, for Beyoncé to even do a song with me — I really only been out for like two years. This is the beginning of year number two. Like, Beyoncé? It’s really crazy.” Megan and Beyoncé won the Grammy for Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance for this song at the 2021 Grammy Awards Show.