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Nicki Minaj unleashes new album “Queen”

11 Aug

Nicki Minaj has unleashed her fourth studio collection.

“Queen” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2014’s “The Pinkprint” boasts guest appearances from Foxy Brown (“Coco Chanel”), The Weeknd (“Thought I Knew You”), Ariana Grande (“Bed”), Future (“Sir”), Swae Lee (“Chun Swae”), Lil Wayne (“Rich Sex”) and Eminem & Labrinth (“Majesty”).

On the songwriting and production front, Minaj has worked with Cirkut, Starrah, J. Reid, Boi-1da, Supa Dups, Ben Billions, LunchMoney Lewis, Murda Beatz, Sevn Thomas, Metro Boomin, Rasool Diaz, Mike WiLL Made It, JMike, Kane Beatz, Frank Dukes, Christopher Braide, and Mel & Mus.

Stream the audio clip for “Queen” below.


Ester Dean announces details for debut EP “Miss Dean”

3 Apr


Ester Dean has announced the details for her upcoming EP.

The singer/songwriter christened her debut mini-collection “Miss Dean” and will release it on April 15 via iTunes (US).

Among the producers backing Dean on the keenly-awaited EP are DJ Mustard (Chris Brown, Keyshia Cole), Polow Da Don (Kelly Rowland, Christina Aguilera) and Kane Beatz (Nicki Minaj, Trey Songz).

On the songwriting front, Dean recently co-penned “Dancing in the Dark” for Rihanna along with Maureen “Mozella” McDonald and the song’s producers Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel Storleer Eriksen of Stargate.

The track appears on the original motion picture soundtrack “Home,” which is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Roc Nation.

Dean’s extensive resume includes further works for Nicki Minaj (“The Night is Still Young”), Ciara (“Never, Ever”), Selena Gomez (“Come and Get It”), Britney Spears (“Selfish”), Katy Perry (“Peacock”) and Beyonce (“Start Over”).

Peep the tracklisting and production credits for “Miss Dean” below.

“Keeper” (produced by Featherstones).
“Jealous” (produced by Featherstones).

“Any Other Way” (produced by Kane Beatz)
“Fuck It” (produced by Cook Classic).
“New Shit” (produced by DJ Mustard).
“That Girl” (produced by Polow Da Don).

Nicki Minaj unleashes “The Pinkprint Movie” online

21 Dec

Nicki - Pinkprint Movie

Nicki Minaj has premiered “The Pinkprint Movie” online.

The rapper, singer and songwriter posted the 16-minue film – which is divided into three chapters: “The Crying Game,” “I Lied” and “Grand Piano” – to her official YouTube page on Friday (December 19, 2014).

Songwriters and producers on these tracks include Ester Dean, Mike WiLL Made It, Jessie Ware, Andrew “Pop” Wansel, Steve “Aceface” Mostyn, will.i.am, Keith Harris, and Daniel “Kane Beatz” Johnson.

Minaj’s latest album “The Pinkprint” is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Cash Money Records and Republic Records.

The project also includes previous promotional cuts “Pills N’ Potions,” “Anaconda” and “Only” featuring Drake, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown.

Other artists backing Minaj on “The Pinkprint” are Beyonce (“Feeling Myself”), Ariana Grande (“Get on Your Knees”), Skylar Grey (“Bed of Lies”), Jeremih (“Favorite”) and Meek Mill (“Buy a Heart”).

Watch the “Pinkprint Movie” below.

Nicki Minaj premieres “Only” music video

14 Dec


Nicki Minaj has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The rapper, singer and songwriter posted the Hannah Lux Davis-directed clip for “Only” to her official Vevo page on Friday (December 12, 2014).

“Only” – featuring Drake, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown – is lifted from the artist’s upcoming third album, “The Pinkprint,” out on December 15 via iTunes in partnership with Cash Money Records and Republic Records.

Production duties on “Only” were handled by Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald (Katy Perry, Avril Lavigne), Henry “Cirkut” Walter (Rihanna, Miley Cyrus) and Jeremy “JMike” Coleman (Selena Gomez, Britney Spears).

The follow-up to 2012’s “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded” also includes previous promotional cuts, the Ester Dean-assisted “Pills N Potions” and Da Internz / Polow Da Don -produced “Anaconda.”

Other album contributors include Parker Ighile, Rock City, Shama Joseph, Boi-1da, Sarah Hudson, Vinylz, Katy Perry, Hit-Boy, Jessie Ware, Mike WiLL Made It, Jacob Kasher, Nineteen85, Alex Da Kid, and Kane Beatz.

Watch the music video for “Only” below.

Nicki Minaj releases new single “Bed of Lies” featuring Skylar Grey

16 Nov

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj has released her new single online.

“Bed of Lies” – which features vocals from Skylar Grey – is now available for download via iTunes (US) and all other digital outlets.

The track was produced by Alex Da Kid along with Kane Beatz, who previously teamed up with the Hip Hop artist on hit single “Super Bass.”

Minaj’s third studio album “The Pinkprint” will drop on December 15 via Cash Money Records and Republic Records.

The project includes previous singles “Pills ‘N Potions,” “Anaconda” and “Only,” featuring Lil Wayne, Drake & Chris Brown.

Other album contributors include Da Internz (Tinashe, Jazmine Sullivan), Parker Ighile (Rihanna, Ariana Grande), Darhyl Camper (Estelle, John Legend), Polow Da Don (Monica, Keri Hilson) and Boi-1da (Jay-Z, Kelly Rowland).

Watch the music video for “Pills ‘N Potions” below.