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)
RecordedJuly 2019
GenreHip hop
Length3:19
Label300
Composer(s)
Lyricist(s)
Producer(s)
  • Bone Collector
  • Juicy J
  • Crazy Mike
  • Syed Hossain
Megan Thee Stallion singles chronology
"Cash Shit"
(2019)
"Hot Girl Summer"
(2019)
"Big Booty"
(2019)
Nicki Minaj singles chronology
"Extravagant"
(2019)
"Hot Girl Summer"
(2019)
"Welcome to the Party (Remix)"
(2019)
Ty Dolla Sign singles chronology
"Two Nights Part II"
(2019)
"Hot Girl Summer"
(2019)
"Hottest In the City"
(2019)
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 rapper Ty Dolla $ign, released on August 9, 2019 by 300 Entertainment.[2] It was written by all three artists alongside Michael "Crazy Mike" Foster, Syed Hossain, Derrick Milano, Jordan "Juicy J" Houston and Georges Olivier, with additional writing credits going to Earl On The Beat, JT (from City Girls), and Lil Yachty for the sampling of City Girls' 2019 song "Act Up";[3] the song was produced by Bone Collection, Juicy J, and Crazy Mike.[1] Commercially, the song debuted and peaked at number eleven on the Billboard Hot 100.[4] On Billboard's Rhythmic Songs airplay chart, it became Megan Thee Stallion's first number one, Nicki Minaj's eighth and Ty Dolla Sign's third.[5]

Background[edit]

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.[6] The title originally stems from a line on "Cash Shit" where the rapper calls herself "thee hot girl".[7] The phrase also appeared on the artwork for her 2019 mixtape Fever.[8] 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."[9] On July 28, 2019, Megan posted a snippet of the song to her Instagram.[10] She also revealed the release date to be August 2 but it was later postponed to August 9.[2] On August 5, 2019, it was announced that the song would feature Nicki Minaj which turned out to be the cause for the delay.[11][12] Minaj revealed that the collaboration almost did not happen due to her almost losing her voice.[13]

Music video[edit]

On September 3, 2019, the music video for the song was released.[14] Directed by Munachi Osegbu, the video shows the artists at a pool party. Multiple celebrities make cameo appearances, including Agnez Mo, Rico Nasty, Dreezy, La La Anthony, Ari Lennox, Summer Walker, DaniLeigh, Juicy J, and French Montana.[14]

Live performances[edit]

Megan performed the song for the first time at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards, in a medley with "Cash Shit".[15]

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from Tidal.[16]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Ceremony Category Result Ref.
2019 MTV Video Music Awards Best Power Anthem Won [17]
2020 BET Awards Viewer's Choice Won [18]

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[38] Silver 200,000double-dagger
United States (RIAA)[39] 2× Platinum 2,000,000double-dagger

double-dagger Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

References[edit]

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