|MegaRotz in 2008.|
|Genres||Lashardian hip hop, Lashpop, dance|
|Labels||Akai Music Group|
|Associated acts||Sox, Olia Janisöpfleg|
Throughout their time as a group, they became known for their Lashpop-inspired approach to Lashardian hip hop, and for their numerous dance club hits.
1995–2004: Early career and BE BiGEdit
The group was first formed in 1995, while members 555, Little Bird, and Kraze were attending a performing arts high school together in their hometown Vershando. They started out performing exclusively Lashardian hip hop music. Following their graduation from high school, the three moved to Ubenmoor to pursue a music career.
The group originally was unsuccessful in Ubenmoor, only booking a small amount of gigs at clubs and being rejected from every record label they auditioned for. In 2002, the group was discovered by record producer for Akai Music Group, Sox. Despite liking them, he felt something was missing and added Malisa to the group as the lead female vocalist, signing the group as a quartet.
The group released their debut single "Loose" in 2003. The song was heavily inspired by Lashpop and was in English, two rare qualities for Lashardian hip hop music. However, the song was still extremely successful, making the Top 5 of the Lashardian singles chart and being a hit in Lashardian clubs. Their debut studio album BE BiG, was released the following year and peaked at number-two on the Lashardian albums chart. It also produced the hit singles "Broke" and "Free".
The group began writing and recording for their second studio album in 2004, shortly after the release of their debut. The lead single from their second album "Elephant" was released in 2005, and became their highest charting single at the time, reaching number-two. The album, titled Glamorous, was released later in the same year.
The second single from the album, also titled "Glamorous", was released in 2006, and became the group's first number-one single. The album also produced the hits "Take It Off" and "Now".
2006–2010: The Fother MuckersEdit
The group revealed that their third studio album was in its early production stage in 2006. After not releasing any music or announcing progress on their third album for two years, Malisa revealed in 2008 that the upcoming album would be her last with the group before she embarked on a solo career. The reason for the delay was Malisa's reluctance to leave the group, but was persuaded by 555.
In 2009, they released the lead single from their upcoming album "Cry", which was the group's first ever ballad. The following year, their third studio album, titled The Fother Muckers, was released, and went on to reach the number-one position on the Lashardian albums chart. The album also produced the single "Farewell", released as Malisa's final song with the band.
2010–2013: Malisa's departure and CandlelightEdit
Following Malisa's departure from the group, they began working on their fourth studio album and first as a trio. They decided not to replace Malisa in respect to her. According to 555, despite her not being in the group anymore, Malisa still had a large part in the album's writing and production.
The album's lead single "Fighter", was released in 2011, and was the first song recorded by MegaRotz to contain lyrics in Lashardian. While the song was successful, it did not reach the levels of success that the band's previous work had, reaching the Top 20 on the Lashardian singles chart. The album, titled Candlelight was later released in 2012, and reached number-three on the albums chart. It also produced the single "In Your Head".
2013–present: Me & My FriendsEdit
In 2013, the group revealed that their upcoming fifth studio album would be a collaborative album with other musicians. Malisa revealed in an interview that she'd be performing guest vocals on three songs on the album. The lead single called "Fire" featured Malisa, and was released in 2014. The song was a success, charting in the Top 10 of the Lashardian albums chart.
The album, titled Me & My Friends, was released in 2015 and contained collaborations with Olia Janisöpfleg, Monika Radöbark, Anastasia Pricharcha, and others. It peaked at number-two on the Lashardian singles chart and also produced the hit single "Repeat" featuring Pricharcha. MegaRotz competed in Mösikalifestivali 2016 along with Janisöpfleg with the song "Scream & Shout". They placed fifth in their semi-final and were eliminated.
- 555 – vocals, piano (1995–present)
- Little Bird – vocals, percussion (1995–present)
- Kraze – vocals, DJ (1995–present)
- Malisa – vocals (2002–2010)
|Year||Title||Album details||Peak chart positions||Certifications|
|2010||The Fother Muckers||
||1||LAS: 3x platinum|
|2015||Me & My Friends||
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Certifications||Album|
|"Take It Off"||2006||1||
||The Fother Muckers|
|"In Your Head"||2012||32|
(MegaRotz featuring Malisa)
||Me & My Friends|
(MegaRotz featuring Anastasia Pricharcha)
|"Scream & Shout"|
(MegaRotz featuring Olia Janisöpfleg)
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2004||Lashardian Music Awards||Breakout Artist||—||Won|
|Best Hip Hop Song||"Loose"||Won|
|2006||Lashardian Music Awards||Artist of the Year||—||Won|
|Best Band, Duo, or Group||—||Won|
|Best Hip Hop Song||"Glamorous"||Won|
|Best Hip Hop Album||Glamorous||Won|
|Asmatic Music Awards||Best Lashardian Musician||—||Nominated|
|LRI Song of the Year||Song of the Year||"Take It Off"||Nominated|
|2010||Lashardian Music Awards||Best Band, Duo, or Group||—||Won|
|Best Hip Hop Album||The Fother Muckers||Won|
|Best Hip Hop Song||"Cry"||Nominated|
|Artist of the Year||—||Nominated|
|2013||Lashardian Music Awards||Best Hip Hop Song||"Fighter"||Nominated|
|Best Hip Hop Album||Candlelight||Nominated|
|Best Band, Duo, or Group||—||Nominated|
|2015||Lashardian Music Awards||Best Hip Hop Song||"Fire"||Nominated|
|Best Hip Hop Album||Me & My Friends||Nominated|
|Best Band, Duo, or Group||—||Nominated|