Astroworld 2019 is reported to be one of the largest music festivals in America. The event produced and lead by Travis Scott return to NRG Park in Houston, Texas on Saturday, November 9th. The six-time GRAMMY Award-nominee looks to again provide a multi-stage music festival in his hometown of Houston curated and headlined by Scott himself. The 2019 lineup promises Scott alongside Rosalía, Migos, Marilyn Manson, Pharrell Williams, Young Thug, and more (Tickets $89 to $250).
One of the headliners of the event is Pearland Highschool Grad and Pearland native Megan thee Stallion. In 2016, Megan thee Stallion released her first mixtape, Rich Ratchet, and her first single “Like a Stallion.” The next year, she released her first EP, Make It Hot. One song on the EP, “Last Week in H TX”, has four million YouTube views. In 2017, she released a video, “Stalli (Freestyle)” that is a rework of XXXTentacion’s “Look At Me!”
According to Wikipedia:
In early 2018, Megan Thee Stallion signed with 1501 Certified Ent., an indie label in Houston owned by former baseball player Carl Crawford. Megan thee Stallion then performed at SXSW 2018. In June of that year, she released a 10-song EP under the label called Tina Snow. The EP is named after her alter ego, who she describes as “a more raw version” of herself. She stated in an interview with Mic.com, that she is not afraid to talk about sexuality, nor does she feel boxed into either the “intelligent” or “freak” dichotomy. The EP was positively received by critics: Eric Torres of Pitchfork.com wrote “she provided plenty of freak anthems with quotable lyrics to wield against ain’t-shit men”; Revolt referred to her flow as “effortless.” Nandi Howard of The Fader referred to her ability to rap with “electrifying pace and precision”.
In 2019, she released the single “Big Ole Freak” from her EP Tina Snow, and also filmed a music video for the track. The single “Is it Love This Time” is sampled throughout the single. On April 15, 2019, Megan Thee Stallion achieved her first entry on Billboard Hot 100 at number 99 with her single “Big Ole Freak”. “Big Ole Freak” later peaked at number 65 on the Hot 100.
Her first full-length mixtape, Fever, was released on May 17, 2019.