AceShowbiz - Megan Thee Stallion has let the world know that she's unstoppable. Despite being entangled in a legal battle with her record label 1501 Certified Entertainment and its CEO Carl Crawford, the Houston hottie soars high on various music charts thanks to her new album, "Traumazine".
Megan dropped the 18-track set on August 12. With the new record, she secured her fifth top 10 album on the Billboard 200 as it debuted at No. 4 with 63,000 equivalent album units earned. She also re-entered the Artist 100 chart at No. 7.
One of the album tracks, "Pressurelicious" ft. Future, went to the top 25 at +144 spins on this week's mediabase rhythmic radio chart. The tune also peaked at No. 14 on U.S. R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.
Aside from Future, "Traumazine" features guest appearances from Dua Lipa ("Sweetest Pie"), Key Glock ("Ungrateful"), Latto (Mulatto) ("Budget"), Pooh Shiesty ("Who Me"), Rico Nasty ("Scary") and Jhene Aiko ("Consistency"). Megan also enlists fellow Houston hard-hitters Sauce Walka, Big Pokey and Lil Keke for "Southside Royalty Freestyle".
Speaking about the album, Megan told Ebro Darden and Nadeska Alexis of Apple Music, "Usually when I write songs […] I could be sad. [...] I don't write songs about how I feel, I write songs about how I want to feel." She added, "So I feel like, on this album, it's probably the first time I figured out how to talk about what I want to say… express myself a little bit more."
"So that's just how I've been living life. And I feel like it's been so easy for people to tell my story for me, speak on my behalf because I’m a nonchalant person, I feel like. [...] But like I see now that it can get out of control so I feel like I wanted to just take control of my narrative, take control of my own story," the Grammy winner further elaborated. "Tell it my way, tell it from me."