Megan Jovon Ruth Pete (born on February 15, 1995), who goes by the name Megan Thee Stallion, is an American hip-hop performer who began rapping as a teenager growing up in Houston, Texas. She continued to rap as a health administration student at Prairie View A&M University and first rose to notoriety through a series of freestyle rap videos on her social media accounts. She released her first mixtapes, Like a Stallion and Rich Ratchet, in 2016 and her debut EP, Make It Hot, in 2017. The mixtape Tina Snow came out in 2018 and the track “Big Ole Freak” went to Number 84 on the Billboard Hot 100 upon its release in April 2019. An mixtape titled Fever arrived in 2019 featuring the tracks “Sex Talk” and “Talk (Remix)” with Khalid and Yo Gotti, and was quickly followed by the standalone single “Hot Girl Summer” with Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign, which became her first Top 20 hit as it hit Number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100. Preceded by the gold-certified lead single “B.I.T.C.H.,” third extended play Suga dropped in 2020 and earned Pete her first Number 1 single with “Savage.” Good News, her debut studio album, was released in November 2020 and it featured cameos by SZA (“Freaky Girls”), Lil Durk (“Movie”), and DaBaby (“Cry Baby”). A compilation of previously unreleased material titled Something for the Hotties arrived later that year and cracked the Top 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 on the back of the hit single "Thot Shit." In 2022, Megan Thee Stallion began teasing the release of her upcoming second studio album Traumazine through two high-profile collaborations with Dua Lipa ("Sweetest Pie") and Future ("Pressurelicious"). Featuring additional guest appearances from Latto, Rico Nasty, and Jhené Aiko, Traumazine was released to critical acclaim in August 2022 and debuted at Number 4 on the Billboard 200.