Hot Girl Summer

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"Hot Girl Summer"
Megan Thee Stallion - Hot Girl Summer.png
Single by Megan Thee Stallion featuring Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla Sign
ReleasedAugust 9, 2019 (2019-08-09)
Megan Thee Stallion singles chronology
"Three Point Stance"
"Hot Girl Summer"
Nicki Minaj singles chronology
"Hot Girl Summer"
"Welcome to the Party (Remix)"
Ty Dolla Sign singles chronology
"Two Nights Part II"
"Hot Girl Summer"
"Hottest In The City"
Music video
"Hot Girl Summer" on YouTube

"Hot Girl Summer" is a song by American rapper Megan Thee Stallion featuring Trinidadian rapper Nicki Minaj and American singer Ty Dolla Sign. It was released on August 9, 2019.[1] Commercially, the song debuted atop the US Rolling Stone 100, marking the first number one for all of the performers, and the first female collaboration and fourth overall song to reach the top of the chart.


In July 2019, the term "hot girl summer" went viral on social media and subsequently became a meme prior to the release of the song.[2] The title originally stems from a line on "Cash Shit" where the rapper calls herself "thee hot girl".[3] The phrase also appeared on the artwork for her 2019 mixtape Fever.[4] Megan first teased the song in a tweet on July 18, stating "I feel like it’s only right I drop a hot girl summer song before the summer is over."[5] On July 28, 2019, Megan posted a snippet of the song to her Instagram.[6] She also revealed the release date to be August 2 but it was later postponed to August 9.[1] On August 5, 2019, it was announced that the song would feature Nicki Minaj which turned out to be the cause for the delay.[7][8] Minaj revealed that the collaboration almost did not happen due to her almost losing her voice.[9] The song samples "Act Up" by the City Girls.[10]

Music video[edit]

The song's official video was released on September 3, 2019.[11] Directed by Munachi Osegbu, the video shows the artists at a pool party. Multiple celebrities make cameo appearances, including Rico Nasty, Lala Anthony, Juicy J, and French Montana.[11]

Live performances[edit]

Megan performed the song for the first time at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards, where it won an award for Best Power Anthem, in a medley with "Cash Shit".[12]


Credits adapted from Tidal.[13]


Chart (2019) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[14] 64
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[15] 38
Hungary (Single Top 40)[16] 16
Ireland (IRMA)[17] 51
New Zealand Hot Singles (RMNZ)[18] 2
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[19] 54
Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100)[20] 85
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[21] 40
UK R&B (Official Charts Company)[22] 25
US Billboard Hot 100[23] 11
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[24] 7
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[25] 8
US Rolling Stone 100[26] 1

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Organization Award Result Ref.
2019 MTV Video Music Awards Best Power Anthem Won [27]


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  2. ^ Lang, Cadi (July 26, 2019). "How Megan Thee Stallion's Summer 2019 Motto 'Hot Girl Summer' Set the Internet Ablaze". Time. Retrieved August 8, 2019.
  3. ^ Amatulli, Jenna (July 12, 2019). "It's A Hot Girl Summer. Here's Why". HuffPost. Retrieved August 8, 2019.
  4. ^ Jennings, Rebecca (2019-07-12). "What is "hot girl summer"? 2019's most fun meme, explained". Vox. Retrieved 2019-08-20.
  5. ^ "Does Megan Thee Stallion's 'Hot Girl Summer' Live Up to Its Anthemic Expectations?". Billboard. Retrieved 2019-08-20.
  6. ^ "HOT GIRL SUMMER DROPPING 8/2 🔥🔥🔥🔥". Retrieved August 8, 2019 – via Instagram.
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  8. ^ "Megan Thee Stallion Enlists Nicki Minaj for 'Hot Girl Summer'". Rap-Up. August 5, 2019. Retrieved August 8, 2019.
  9. ^ Marie, Erika (August 6, 2019). "Nicki Minaj Wrote "Hot Girl Summer" Verse Quickly, Says "None Of That Was Planned"". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved August 8, 2019.
  10. ^ Paige, DeAsia (August 9, 2019). "Megan Thee Stallion's 'Hot Girl Summer' Makes Space for Women in Rap". Vice. Retrieved August 9, 2019.
  11. ^ a b Darville, Jordan (September 3, 2019). "Watch Megan Thee Stallion's "Hot Girl Summer" video featuring Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign". The FADER. Retrieved September 3, 2019.
  12. ^ Hussey, Allison. "MTV VMAs 2019: Watch Megan Thee Stallion Perform "Hot Girl Summer"". Pitchfork. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  13. ^ "Hot Girl Summer (feat. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign) / Megan Thee Stallion – TIDAL". Tidal. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  14. ^ "ARIA Chart Watch #538". auspOp. August 17, 2019. Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  15. ^ "Ty Dolla Sign Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved August 20, 2019.
  16. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Single (track) Top 40 lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved August 23, 2019.
  17. ^ "IRMA – Irish Charts". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  18. ^ "NZ Hot Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. August 19, 2019. Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  19. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  20. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Singles Digital Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Select SINGLES DIGITAL - TOP 100 and insert 201933 into search. Retrieved August 31, 2019.
  21. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  22. ^ "Official R&B Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  23. ^ @billboardcharts (August 19, 2019). ""Hot Girl Summer," by @theestallion, @NICKIMINAJ & @tydollasign, debuts at No. 11 on this week's #Hot100" (Tweet). Retrieved August 20, 2019 – via Twitter.
  24. ^ "Ty Dolla Sign Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved August 20, 2019.
  25. ^ "Ty Dolla Sign Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved September 10, 2019.
  26. ^ "Top 100 Songs". Rolling Stone. August 15, 2019. Retrieved August 15, 2019.
  27. ^ Ruiz, Matthew Ismael. "MTV VMAs 2019: See The Full List of Winners Here". Pitchfork. Retrieved 28 August 2019.