“Super Bass” is a song by Trinidadian-American recording artist Nicki Minaj from the deluxe version of her debut studio album, Pink Friday (2010). It was sent to US rhythmic radio stations as the album’s fifth single on April 5, 2011, while “Girls Fall like Dominoes” was released in the British Isles, Australia, and New Zealand. The song was co-written by Minaj, along with Ester Dean, Roahn Hylton and Kane Beatz, who also produced the song along with JMIKE. According to Minaj, the song’s lyrics detail the story of a playful romance between a male and a female. The pop-rap song contains electronic influences, while Minaj raps over a hip hop beat.
The song peaked at number three on the US Billboard Hot 100 and in New Zealand, as well as number six in Australia and Canada. It also reached number eight on the UK Singles Chart. An accompanying music video for the single was shot in March 2011 by director Sanaa Hamri. The video shows Minaj playfully taunting a group of men and makes use of multiple props, all of which are colored bubblegum pink. As of 2014, “Super Bass” has sold 5 million copies in the United States.
“Starships” is a song by Trinidadian American recording artist Nicki Minaj, from her second studio album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded (2012). It was released on February 14, 2012 by Young Money, Cash Money, and Universal Republic as the lead single from the album. The song was written by Minaj, Nadir Khayat, Carl Falk, Rami Yacoub, and Wayne Hector, and it was produced by RedOne, Yacoub, and Falk.
The song peaked inside the top five in over fifteen countries, and also achieved a Billboard milestone, debuting in the U.S. top 10 and spending a total of 21 consecutive weeks there. “Starships” has been certified six-times platinum in the U.S, becoming her second-highest certified single as a solo artist in the region. In the country, it has sold 4.5 million copies as of 2014. It is among the best-selling singles of all time worldwide, with 7.2 million copies sold, as of December 2012.
Minaj has performed the song live in a number of appearances, and it was the encore performance on the Pink Friday: Reloaded Tour. The corresponding music video was shot on Oahu Island, Hawaii. Directed by Anthony Mandler, the video features Minaj on a beach in a bikini, and near the end of the video, it shows her at a party, dancing to the song. The music video was well received by music critics, many praising the kaleidoscopic effects in the video and the carefree atmosphere. With all the success, the song has also sparked controversy surrounding a pulled live performance. The song was included in the 2012 video game Dance Central 3 and is included in the best-selling video game Just Dance 2014. It is also one of the select few songs available on Just Dance 2014’s demo version. In September 2013, electronic artist Clive Tanaka filed suit against Minaj and the writers of the song, claiming it infringed on his own composition and recording, “Neu Chicago”, but the lawsuit was later dismissed. The video for “Starships” also won Best Female Video at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards.
“Roman’s Revenge” is a song by Trinidadian rapper Nicki Minaj, featuring American rapper Eminem, from Minaj’s debut studio album Pink Friday. It was written by Minaj, Eminem, Kaseem Dean and Trevor Smith, and was produced by Swizz Beatz. It was released exclusively on October 30, 2010 through the US iTunes Store, as a promotional release preceding the album’s release. The song initiated a feud between Lil’ Kim and Minaj, where many people felt the song was directed at Lil’ Kim and regarded around her feelings towards Minaj’s rise to fame. The song references Minaj’s alter-ego, Roman Zolanski, and Eminem’s alter-ego, Slim Shady.
The song garnered very positive reviews from critics, most of which praised the song as a stand-out track on the album. An official remix featuring Minaj’s mentor, Lil Wayne, was released to the US iTunes Store on January 19, 2011.
“Roman Reloaded” is a song by native Trinidadian hip hop artist Nicki Minaj. The song, featuring American rapper Lil Wayne, is from Minaj’s second studio album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded. After being premiered on February 23, 2012 on Hot 97 radio, “Roman Reloaded” was released to digital outlets the next day as a promotional single. It was produced by Rico Beats.
Minaj premiered the song on February 23, 2012 on radio station Hot 97. It later released for digital download on February 24, 2012 as a promotional single from Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, following “Roman in Moscow” and “Stupid Hoe”. It was produced by Rico Beats.
Minaj takes jabs at her rival Lil’ Kim and at Miami Heat player Chris Bosh crying in the locker room after his team lost to the Dallas Mavericks in the 2011 NBA Finals. Additionally, Minaj drops references to former NBA player Eric Williams who is featured on VH1’s Basketball Wives, the Columbine High School massacre, the Nicki Minaj Barbie doll created and auctioned by Mattel in December 2011, and to her role in the 2012 computer-animated film Ice Age: Continental Drift.
Roman Holiday is a song by Trinidadian-born American hip hop artist Nicki Minaj, the opening track from her second album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded. It was written by Nicki Minaj, Larry Nacht, Winston Thomas and Safarree Samuels, and produced by Blackout (Thomas) and Pink Friday Productions. Two months prior to the album’s official release, Minaj performed what many viewed as a controversial rendition of the song at the 54th Grammy Awards ceremony on February 12, 2012, which received generally unfavorable reviews from critics. Reviewing the album, Jessica Hopper of Spin called the song itself “pure theater, the closest hip-hop’s gotten to its own Bohemian Rhapsody, full of thrilling crescendos and twitchy verses that verge on the ridiculous, but always shift toward the triumphant.
“Right Thru Me” is the second official single from Trinidadian rapper and singer Nicki Minaj’s Young Money debut album, Pink Friday. The song was released as a digital download on September 14, 2010 before being serviced to urban and rhythmic Radio on October 5 and then mainstream radio on November 2, 2010. The song charted on the US Billboard Hot 100, Australia, and the United Kingdom.
“Right Thru Me” is described as being a Electronic, hip hop, R&B, track, compared to her usual rap and features electronic beats and synths. Lyrically, Minaj wonders how a lover can see through her.
The music video was shot over the weekend of October 1, 2010 and was directed by Diane Martel and was later premiered on October 27. The concept is a boy-girl relationship drama and features Minaj and her love fighting and arguing, with him threatening to leave her while Minaj tries to apologize. The video was met with positive reviews from critics, with many calling it more natural and deep than her fun and costume-filled videos. Minaj has promoted the song in several live appearances on The Wendy Williams Show, Late Show with David Letterman, Live with Regis and Kelly, Saturday Night Live, and 106 & Park.
“Right By My Side” is a song by Trinidadian born recording artist, Nicki Minaj, taken from her second studio album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded (2012). The song also features additional vocals from R&B artist Chris Brown. “Right by My Side” was written by Ester Dean, Minaj, while production was handled by Andrew “Pop” Wansel and Oak. On March 27, 2012, “Right by My Side” was released as the third official single from the album to Rhythmic and Urban radio in the U.S.
Musically, “Right by My Side” is an upbeat ballad infused with elements of pop. It was compared to several other songs, including Jordin Sparks “No Air”, in which Brown was featured on, Rihanna’s “You da One”, and even Minaj’s own track “Right Thru Me”. Critics noted the songs “bubbly” persona, as well as its high quality production. Minaj performed the song live for the first time on 106 & Park on April 3, 2012. Minaj also performed the single during her surprise appearance at the Nokia Lumia 900 launch in Times Square.
“Moment 4 Life” is a song by Trinidadian-American recording artist Nicki Minaj featuring Canadian rapper Drake. It serves as the third single from Minaj’s debut album Pink Friday (2010). The song was produced by T-Minus and written by both artists, and samples Sly, Slick and Wicked’s “Confessin’ A Feeling”, released in 1972. The song is inspired by a story Minaj created, in which two kids grow up together sharing the same dream of becoming famous rappers, and create this song while living out their dreams together. It peaked at number 13 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and topped the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts. It also saw success internationally, becoming a top 40 hit in Canada, Ireland, and the United Kingdom, as well as charting in Belgium and France. “Moment 4 Life” was nominated for a 2012 Grammy Award in the category Best Rap Performance, but lost to “Otis” by Jay-Z and Kanye West. As of July 2016 the sold has sold 2 million copies.
“High School” is a song by Trinidadian recording artist Nicki Minaj featuring American rapper Lil Wayne for Minaj’s reissued second studio album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded – The Re-Up (2012). It was released on April 16, 2013, by Young Money, Cash Money, and Republic as the fourth single from the record. The song was written and produced by Boi-1da and T-Minus, with additional songwriting provided by Minaj and Lil Wayne. “High School” is a hip hop and R&B song that lyrically discusses adultery. The song peaked at number 64 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, and additionally reached numbers 15 and 20 on the Billboard Hot Rap Songs and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs component charts. Elsewhere, the track charted moderately throughout international singles charts, including number 31 on the UK Singles Chart.
An accompanying music video was directed by Benny Boom, in which Minaj is depicted in the midst of an affair with Lil Wayne. The clip additionally includes footage of the “Pink Pill”, a variation of the “Beats Pro” speaker created by Beats Electronics in collaboration with Minaj.
“Girls Fall Like Dominoes” is a song by Trinidadian-American rapper Nicki Minaj. It serves as the sixth single from the Japanese and New Zealand versions of Minaj’s debut album Pink Friday (2010). The chorus is sampled from “Dominos”, a 2009 single by British indie rock band The Big Pink. “Girls Fall Like Dominoes” was originally released as an iTunes Store bonus track on Minaj’s debut album, Pink Friday; however it was released later included on all editions of the album in the United Kingdom on March 11, 2011. The single was released on April 11, 2011 in Australia. It was released on April 15, 2011 as the fourth UK single after “Moment 4 Life”.
The song was written by Nicki Minaj herself, J.R. Rotem, Robbie Furze, Millo Cordell, Cleveland Browne, Greville Gordon and Wycliffe Johnson, and was produced by J. R. Rotem. The song also contains interpolations of “Trailar Load a Girls”. The song contains a strong feminist side to it, as Minaj implies that she can take fans away from other rappers, she also names divas. After the release of the track, it debuted at number thirty-two, in the United Kingdom. The song gained positive reviews from critics; with one describing the song as having a “youthful glean” and another saying that “fellas should be warned”. Minaj has stated that she would like to feature all the people she mentioned in the song, in the music video. It’s unknown if the video is being made, but on Nicki Minaj’s Twitter she said,”two questions: what divas did I mention in girls fall like dominoes, and who should be in the video?”.