Megan Thee Stallion (pronounced “Megan the Stallion”) is the stage name of American rapper Megan Jovon. Her freestyling videos on Instagram, where she is from in Houston, Texas, originally caught the attention of the public. Megan Thee Stallion signed to 300 Entertainment in 2018 and released the mixtape Fever and the extended play Suga, both of which peaked in the top ten of the Billboard 200 chart.
Megan Jovon Ruth Pete, better known as Megan Thee Stallion, was born on February 15, 1995, in San Antonio, Texas. Her real name is Megan Thee Stallion. Pete’s family relocated to Houston not long after she was born, and it was there, in the South Park neighborhood, that her mother Holly, who is a rapper, brought up Pete.
Pearland became their new home when she was 14 years old, and her mother moved there with her. Pete moved to Pearland, Texas, where she began writing her own raps and attended Pearland High School. After that, she signed up to become a student at Prairie View A&M University.
Megan Thee Stallion was inspired to pursue a career in health management after the death of her mother in March of this year. In order to continue her education, she enrolled at Texas Southern University.
It was announced by Megan Thee Stallion on Instagram Live in February 2021 that she was dating fellow rapper Pardison Fontaine.
Pete began posting videos of herself rapping in a freestyle format to various social media platforms, most notably Instagram, while she was still a student. She started to amass a sizeable following after one of her videos gained widespread attention and went viral.
Pete later chose to perform under the name Megan Thee Stallion as a result of the nickname “Megan the Stallion” that was given to her throughout her teenage years as a result of her tall stature and stocky build.
First Music Releases
In April of 2016, Megan Thee Stallion issued “Like a Stallion,” which served as the title track of her debut single. The following year, she made her debut in the professional music industry with the extended play (EP) titled “Make it Hot,” which gave birth to the successful track “Last Week in HTx.”
At the beginning of 2018, Megan Thee Stallion became the first female rapper to ever sign with the independent record company 1501 Certified Entertainment, which is situated in Houston. Tina Snow is the name of an EP that was released by her in March, shortly after she gave a performance at SXSW.
In November of the same year, she secured a contract with a different label, 300 Entertainment. In April of 2019, Megan Thee Stallion had her first single to enter the Billboard Hot 100 chart with “Is it Love This Time.” The record reached its highest position at number 65.
With the release of her mixtape “Fever” and the track “Hot Girl Summer,” which featured Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla Sign, her star continued to climb in the entertainment industry. As a result of “Hot Girl Summer” reaching position 11 on the Billboard Hot 100, Megan Thee Stallion achieved her first top-20 single with this release.
“Suga” and “Good News”
Megan Thee Stallion issued her extended play (EP) titled “Suga” and the lead song titled “B.I.T.C.H.” at the beginning of the year 2020, shortly after the release of the single titled “Diamonds.” Another one of the band’s tracks, “Savage,” gained widespread attention after it was featured in a TikTok video in which a well-known user performed a dance routine to the song.
As some time passed, the song’s popularity skyrocketed after it was given a new spin by Beyoncé in the remix. The song “Savage” eventually reached number one on the Billboard 100, which helped boost sales of the song “Suga.” Megan Thee Stallion had further major hits during the summer with the tracks “Girls in the Hood” and “WAP.” The latter of these songs earned her second chart-topping single in the United States.
After that, she was nominated for eight awards at the BET Hip Hop Awards and four awards at the Grammys, where she ultimately won the awards for Best New Artist, Best Rap Song, and Best Rap Performance.
The first studio album by Megan Thee Stallion, titled “Good News,” was published by the artist in November of 2020. The album was a major success, entering at number two on the Billboard 200 and number one on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. It featured guest performances by musicians such as 2 Chainz, Mustard, Big Sean, Young Thug, and DaBaby. Additionally, it gave rise to the successful singles “Don’t Stop” and “Body.”
In addition to her work with other artists, Megan Thee Stallion can be heard contributing to Chance the Rapper’s debut album, “The Big Day,” specifically the song “Handsome.” At the beginning of 2021, she was one of the rappers featured on the rework of Ariana Grande’s song “34+35,” which also featured Doja Cat.
Aside from her music career, Megan Thee Stallion was hired as a worldwide brand spokesperson for Revlon in 2020.
Style and Influences
Megan Thee Stallion has developed a performance presence that is marked by a self-assured sexiness. She is noted for her sexy lyrics and wordplay in her music. Lil’ Kim, Three 6 Mafia, and The Notorious B.I.G. are among her musical influences.
What Is Megan Thee Stallion’s Net Worth?
Multiple-award-winning artist Megan Thee Stallion first gained attention for her freestyle rap videos posted on social media. An estimated $8 million is Megan Thee Stallion’s net worth. Best New Artist, Best Rap Song, and Best Rap Performance were the three Grammys she won in March 2021.
The 2019 mixtape “Fever,” the 2020 EP “Suga,” and her debut album “Good News” all made the Billboard 200, catapulting her to widespread recognition. Her debut track, “Hot Girl Summer,” made her a household name across the globe.