Megan Thee Stallion
After becoming a Grammy winner and an outspoken advocate for Black women, Megan Thee Stallion solidified her status as an unstoppable star.
Only a few years have passed since Megan Thee Stallion signed her first label and introduced the world to a rap persona of the same name through the breakthrough "Tina Snow" EP. The rap star dominates everything she touches, from headlining major festivals to leading in nominations for several musical awards. "Good News" was a fitting title for her debut album, which went platinum and earned three Grammys. In addition to Best New Artist, Thee Stallion won Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance for "Savage (Remix)," featuring her hero and 2021 The Root 100 honoree Beyonce. Her epic performances, viral visuals, and impeccable pen quickly made her one of the top rappers in the game, but it was her outspoken advocacy for Black women that made the Houston native a household name. After experiencing violence at the hands of man herself, she used her star power to demand that Black women be protected, first in a New York Times op-ed and then with a stunning performance during her debut "SNL" performance. Last month, she told the Evening Standard about ambition for more. "I don't like to put myself in a box. Anything I can get my hands on, I want to do it. When I'm in my 30s, I don't want to just be known as Megan the rapper — I want to be Megan, the mogul. I want to have been a director. I want to have all my brand deals. I want to be known as a philanthropist."