|Released||June 21, 2019|
|Format||Digital download, streaming|
|Label||Young Money, Cash Money, Universal Republic|
|Writer||Onika Maraj |
|Producer||Pop Wansel |
|Single release||June 21, 2019|
|Video release||June 21, 2019|
"Hot Girl Summer"
"MEGATRON" is a song by Nicki Minaj released on June 21, 2019. After a 3 month hiatus from social media, Nicki returned to Twitter with a cryptic tweet simply stating "MEGATRON." The next day she posted pictures of the music video shoot to her Instagram with the caption "#Megatron + #QueenRadio 6/21". The following day she posted a behind the scenes clip of the music video shoot. The track samples "Ting-A-Ling" by Emperor Ranks and "Heads High" by Mr. Vegas. Upon talking about it on Queen Radio, Nicki revealed that she wanted to release "Megatron" months prior, but her label wouldn't allow her to. The track is a stand alone single which means it is not connected to any album/bigger project.
The MEGATRON Challenge was an online contest launched by Minaj on July 5, 2019 and was set to end on July 21, 2019. The challenge was to perform a dance/rap remix to the "Megatron" beat and impress Nicki enough to win. The first place prize was $10,000 and getting flown out to meet Minaj, the second place prize was $5,000, and the third place prize was $1,000. The challenge was open to rappers/singers (only solo) and dancers (solo or in groups). Throughout the month Nicki posted her favorite challenges on her Instagram. As the final date got closer Nicki decided to create 2 winning spots, as there were so many videos she loved. On an Instagram live on July 27, Nicki decided to extend the final date of the challenge. The 1st place winner was rapper Malibu Hannah.
- Hercules is also referenced in "Here I Am".
- Nicki's brand of Moscato is also referenced in "Bang Bang" and "Don't Hurt Me".
[Intro: Nicki Minaj]
The music video was released with the song on June 21st. The video was shot before Nicki embarked on The Nicki Wrld Tour in February of 2019.
|Premiere||June 21, 2019|
|Producer||Andrew Sandler - אנדרו סנדלר & Keith Brown|
|Exec. producer||Jessy Terrero|
|Canada (Canadian Hot 100)||25|
|Greece International Digital (IFPI Greece)||53|
|Hungary (Single Top 40)||9|
|New Zealand Hot Singles (RMNZ)||10|
|Scotland (Official Charts Company)||23|
|UK Singles (Official Charts Company)||34|
|US Billboard Hot 100||20|
|US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)||11|
|US Rhythmic (Billboard)||21|
|US Rolling Stone 100||14|