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Nicki Minaj chooses “The Night is Still Young” as new single

14 Mar

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Nicki Minaj has chosen her new single.

The rapper, singer and songwriter christened “The Night is Still Young” as the next promotional cut from her third album, “The Pinkprint,” now available for download via Cash Money Records and Republic Records.

“The Night is Still Young” was co-written by Ester Dean (Rihanna, Kelly Rowland) and Theron Thomas (Ciara, Jennifer Hudson), meanwhile production duties were handled by Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald (Ne-Yo, Katy Perry) and Henry “Cirkut” Walter (Usher, Britney Spears).

Minaj’s previous single “Only” – featuring Drake, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown – peaked at number twelve on the US Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.

The “Anaconda” star also features on the track “Bitch I’m Madonna,” taken from Madonna’s latest album “Rebel Heart” [Live Nation / Interscope Records].

Listen to the audio clip for “The Night is Still Young” below.

Nicki Minaj premieres “Only” music video

14 Dec

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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 unwraps “The Pinkprint” tracklisting

1 Dec

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Nicki Minaj has unwrapped the official tracklisting for her upcoming album.

The rapper, singer and songwriter will release her third studio collection “The Pinkprint” on December 15 via Cash Money Records and Republic Records.

Current single “Only” – which features Drake, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown – is now available for download via iTunes (US). The track was helmed by Dr. Luke, Cirkut, JMike and Rocky City (siblings Theron and Royce Thomas).

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

The follow-up to 2012’s “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded” also boasts productions and songwriting contributions from Da Internz, Ester Dean, Mike WiLL Made It, Sarah Hudson, Darhyl “DJ” Camper, Parker Ighile, Kane Beatz, Alex Da Kid, Polow Da Don, Andrew “Pop” Wansel, and Steve “Ace” Mostyn.

Peep the tracklisting for “The Pinkprint” below.

“All Things Go”
“I Lied”
“The Crying Game”
“Get on Your Knees” (featuring Ariana Grande)
“Feeling Myself” (featuring Beyoncé)
“Only” (featuring Drake, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown)
“Want Some More”
“Four Door Aventador”
“Favorite” (featuring Jeremih)
“Buy a Heart” (featuring Meek Mill)
“Trini Dem Girls” (featuring Lunchmoney Lewis)
“Anaconda”
“The Night Is Still Young”
“Pills and Potions”
“Bed of Lies” feat. Skylar Grey
“Grand Piano”
“Big Daddy” feat. Meek Mill
“Shanghai”
“Win Again”

Nicki Minaj releases “Only” lyric video f/ Drake, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown

8 Nov

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Nicki Minaj has unleashed the lyric video for her new single online.

The hip hop artist posted the lyric-based visual clip for “Only” – featuring regular collaborators Drake, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown – to her official Vevo page on Friday (November 07, 2014).

“Only” – helmed by Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald, Henry “Cirkut” Walter, Jeremy “JMike” Coleman and Rock City – is now available for download via iTunes.

The track follows previous single “Anaconda,” which peaked at number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.

Nicki Minaj’s next studio collection “The Pinkprint” is scheduled to hit shelves on December 15 via Cash Money Records and Republic Records.

Other album contributors include Parker Ighile (Rihanna, Jessie J), Darhyl Camper (Ne-Yo, John Legend), Boi-1da (Tinashe, Kelly Rowland) and Mike WiLL Made It (Brandy, Mariah Carey) and Da Internz (Usher, Trey Songz).

Watch the lyric video for “Only” below.

The Weeknd confirms title for sophomore album

18 Mar

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The Weeknd has revealed the title of his sophomore album.

The Ethiopian-Canadian singer/songwriter – real name Abel Tesafye – has christened his next album “Kiss Land” and will release it later this year via Universal Music Group / Republic Records.

The new collection serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “Trilogy,” which featured songs from his previously released mixtapes – “House of Balloons,” “Thursday” and “Echoes of Silence” – as well as collaborations with Drake, Clams Casino, Dream Machine, Doc McKinney and Carlo Montagnese.