Pink Friday CD (2010)

Artist: Nicki Minaj

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Specifications

Label Universal Music Group
SKU 217612393
UPC 602527566139
UPC 14 00602527566139
Format CD
Release Date 11/22/2010
Links
Author Nicki Minaj
Compilation Appearance Sex Therapy(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance State Vs Radric Davis
Compilation Appearance Sex Therapy:session
Compilation Appearance Thank Me Later
Compilation Appearance Passion Pain Pleasure
Compilation Appearance I Am Not A Human Being
Compilation Appearance I Am Not A Human Being(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Tbd
Compilation Appearance My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (Explicit Version) (Deluxe Version)
Compilation Appearance Calling All Hearts(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Calling All Hearts(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Raymond Vs Raymond
Compilation Appearance Take Care (PA) (Deluxe Edition)
Compilation Appearance Take Care (Edit) (Deluxe Edition)
Compilation Appearance 2012 Grammy Nominees
Compilation Appearance Strange Clouds (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Strange Clouds
Compilation Appearance MDNA (Deluxe Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Triple F Life(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Triple F Life (Amended)
Compilation Appearance Believe (Deluxe Edition)
Compilation Appearance Believe
Compilation Appearance Based On A Tru Story
Compilation Appearance Based On A Tru Story(Bonus Tracks)
Compilation Appearance Based On A Tru Story(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Based On A Tru Story(Bonus Tracks)(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Kiss The Ring
Compilation Appearance Ultra Dance 14
Compilation Appearance I Am Not A Human Being Ii
Compilation Appearance Excuse My French: Deluxe Edition (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Excuse My French
Compilation Appearance Excuse My French(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Rich Gang(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Gifted
Compilation Appearance Gifted(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Ciara(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Ciara
Compilation Appearance Rich Gang(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Hall Of Fame(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Hall Of Fame
Compilation Appearance Hall Of Fame
Compilation Appearance Loud
Compilation Appearance M.O. [Explicit]
Compilation Appearance M.O. [edited]
Compilation Appearance SUFFERING FROM SUCCESS(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance FORMULA VOL 2 (Deluxe Edition)
Compilation Appearance FULL FREQUENCY(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance FORMULA VOL 2(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance FORMULA VOL 2 (Clean)
Compilation Appearance FORMULA VOL 2 (Deluxe Edition) (Clean)
Compilation Appearance MY KRAZY LIFE(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance My Krazy Life
Compilation Appearance RISE OF AN EMPIRE(Bonus Tracks)(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance RISE OF AN EMPIRE(Bonus Tracks)
Compilation Appearance Ultra Dance 12
Compilation Appearance Appeal:georgia's Most Wanted(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Now Party Anthems Vol 2
Compilation Appearance Now Party Anthems Vol 2
Compilation Appearance Blacc Hollywood
Compilation Appearance BLACC HOLLYWOOD(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Strictly The Best Vol 51
Compilation Appearance Thank Me Later(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance SREMMLIFE(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Rebel Heart (Clean Version)
Compilation Appearance Rebel Heart Deluxe Edition (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Rebel Heart (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance MMG PRESENTS:SELF MADE VOL 4(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Formula Vol 2
Compilation Appearance FORMULA VOL 2(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Rebel Heart (Super Deluxe) [Explicit]
Compilation Appearance Girl On Fire
Compilation Appearance More From Pitch Perfect (Ost)
Compilation Appearance M.O. [Deluxe Edition][Explicit]
Compilation Appearance Now That's What I Call Music 37
Compilation Appearance Turtleneck Chain(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Turtleneck Chain
Compilation Appearance Sremmlife
Compilation Appearance Careless World(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Careless World
Compilation Appearance Now 52
Compilation Appearance Calling All Hearts
Compilation Appearance Rebirth
Compilation Appearance Rebirth(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Raymond Vs Raymond
Compilation Appearance Live From The Kitchen
Compilation Appearance Amazin(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Live From The Kitchen(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Sex Therapy:experience(Bonus Tracks)
Compilation Appearance Rich Gang
Compilation Appearance Rich Gang
Compilation Appearance TRIGGA(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance SUFFERING FROM SUCCESS(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Beauty Killer(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Battle Of The Sexes(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Suffering From Success
Compilation Appearance TRIGGA(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Trigga
Compilation Appearance TRIGGA RELOADED(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Now That's What I Call Music 55
Compilation Appearance Rise Of An Empire
Compilation Appearance Trigga
Compilation Appearance Listen
Compilation Appearance Beyonce (Platinum Edition) (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Beyonce (Platinum Edition) (Clean)
Technical Info
CatalogID BOO15090
Lable Name Motown
Released 11/22/2010
Original Release 2010
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 50m : 52s
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00602527566139
Musical Guests
Eminem
Rihanna
Will.I.Am
Kanye West
Natasha Bedingfield
Album Notes and Credits
Recording information: 54 Sound Studios, Detroit, MI; Chalice Recording Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Glenwood Place Studios, Burbank, CA.
Photographer: G.L. Wood.
By the time 2010 rolled around, debuts like Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday could still fall into the "highly anticipated" category, but the reasoning was different. Two years of strong mixtapes and guest appearances meant the hip-hop faithful already knew this sometimes dirty debutante could take that gutsy Lil' Kim style to another level, and that both the single and the full-length format were at her command. The only question left is how this versatile artist would present herself to the general public, and the answer is a Gwen Stefani-meets-Baz Luhrman-meets-Young Money-type affair that both dazzles and disappoints. Feed off the production, the great musical ideas, and Minaj's keen sense of her surroundings, and Pink Friday is an outstanding success. It's chock-full of new wave textures and diva attitude, creating the kind of atmosphere where will.i.am stops over while you tell the haters to kill themselves over a "Video Killed the Radio Star" sample ("Check It Out"). More grand moments come when Kanye West and Minaj mack together on the great, Simple Minds-sampling "Blazin," or when "Your Love" waltzes out of the speakers with a unique brand of hood majesty, but when "Dear Old Nicki" comes round with "In hindsight, I loved your rawness and I loved your edge," Minaj suggests that her growth as an artist requires the sacrificing of all Trina-like qualities. Confusingly, the key track, "Romans Revenge," finds her winning while acting as savage as ever, standing up to Eminem -- who is in gross-mode -- and literally roaring like a tiger to get the job done. This is the Nicki the mixtape crowd fell in love with, and you only need check out 2009's mixtape Beam Me Up Scotty for examples of how the Barbie (read: pop and R&B) and the bitch (read: hip-hop) sides of Minaj can be sensibly presented together. In the end, Pink Friday is an ambitious, glossy stunner if fashion week is your favorite time of year, but Minaj didn't earn her diva status this way. Longtime fans familiar with her underground work won't even consider this her debut, just an extravagant coming out party, the kind where the invite mentions "no sneakers or athletic apparel." ~ David Jeffries
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Minaj aims for a Rihanna-style crossover approach, singing R&B choruses over electro floss..."
Entertainment Weekly (p.83) - "'Moment 4 Life' and 'Save Me' turn out to be the real strengths here." -- Grade: B
Mojo (Publisher) (p.105) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's been the relentless dynamism and intensity of her vocal delivery that have really marked out this rap Barbarella."
Paste (magazine) - "There's no denying the staying power of jams like 'Moment 4 Life,' the girl-power ditty featuring Young Money star, Drake."
Uncut (magazine) (p.84) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Nicki Minaj is the pop find of 2010: a flamboyant, potty-mouthed female rapper from Lil Wayne's Young Money stable..."
Disc 1
1 I'm the Best
2 Roman's Revenge - (featuring Eminem)
3 Did It On'em
4 Right Thru Me
5 Fly
6 Save Me
7 Moments 4 Life
8 Check It Out
9 Blazin - (featuring Kanye West)
10 Here I Am
11 Dear Old Nicki
12 Your Love
13 Last Chance - (featuring Natasha Bedingfield)
Product Attributes
Artist Minaj,Nicki
Label Universal Music Group
Music Format Compact Disc
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