“The Pinkprint” is the third studio album by Trinidadian-American recording artist and female rapper Nicki Minaj. It’s scheduled to be released on December 15, 2014 by Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records and Republic Records.
Straying musically from her second studio album “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded“, released in 2012, which experimented with pop and dance musical styles, she intended to incorporate elements of her traditional hip-hop music in its follow-up.
The album comes preceded by the buzz single “Pills N Potions“, released on May 21st. The second official single is the track “Anaconda“, released on August 4th.
During and interview with NRJ Lebanon, Minaj confirmed that no dance music included on the album. She also said:
I have collaborations that are gonna blow people away on the album… It’s my best body of work. Everything that people have come to love from Nicki Minaj, I think we’ve managed to put it on this album without trying too hard
The third single is the track “Only” featuring Drake, Chris Brown and Lil Wayne, scheduled to be released on October 28th.
During an interview with V Magazine, Nicki Minaj confirmed two new tracks inspired by Irish celtic singer-songwriter Enya. She said:
One of my biggest is Enya. There are two records early in the album where the airiness and the whimsicalness remind me of Enya, and I sort of crafted it thinking about her and the way her music makes me feel.
“The Pinkprint” will include a downloadable short film with the iTunes digital copy. This 20-minute love story will be told via the music and video clips, bringing everything together into one cohesive vision.
During her 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards performance, Minaj debuted brand new song “Bed of Lies” with the guest vocals of American singer-songwriter Skylar Grey.
The tracklist was revealed on Amazon.fr on December 1st. Alongside the pre-order of the album, Minaj released the album’s opening track “All Things Go” as first countdown single on iTunes on December 3rd.
The deluxe bonus track “Big Daddy” featuring Meek Mill was exclusively premiered on POWER 99 FM on December 9th. Produecer Mike WiLL spoke about working on upcoming track “I Lied“, comparing it to TLC’s “Unpretty“. He said:
People aren’t expecting what they are about to hear. That TLC song, ‘Unpretty,’ how that impacted all females…and they could relate to it. It’s going to be every girl’s favorite song
Minaj released official 16 minutes “The Pinkprint” movie, produced by Dwayne Carter, Bryan Williams, Ronald Williams, Gee Roberson, Frank Cooper and Nicki Minaj, on Youtube on Saturday December 20th.
- All Things Go | Onija Maraj, Ester Dean, Boi-1da, Allen Ritter, Vinylz
- I Lied | Onika Maraj, Ester Dean, Michael Williams II
- The Crying Game | Onika Maraj, Jessie Ware, Steve Mostyn, Andrew “Pop” Wansel, Oak Felder
- Get On Your Knees (feat. Ariana Grande) | Katy Perry, Sarah Hudson, Lukasz Gottwald, Chloe Angelides, Henry Walter, Jacob Kasher, Onika Maraj
- Feeling Myself (feat. Beyoncé) | Onika Maraj, Solana Rowe, Beyoncé Knowles, Chauncey Hollis
- Only (feat. Chris Brown, Drake & Lil Wayne) | Onika Maraj, Aubrey Graham, Dwayne Carter, Chris Brown, Lukasz Gottwald, Henry Walter
- Want Some More | Onika Maraj, Jeremih Felton, Leland Wade, Yung Berg, Zaytoven
- Four Door Aventador | Onika Maraj, Parker Ighile, Asabe Ighile
- Favorite (feat. Jeremih) | Onika Maraj, Jeremih Felton, Robert Williams, Yung Berg, Rob Holladay, Darhyl Camper
- Buy a Heart (feat. Meek Mill) | Onika Maraj, Robert Williams, Yung Berg, Armond Redmen
- Trini Dem Girls (feat. Lunchmoney Lewis) | Onika Maraj, Lunch Money Lewis, Alexander Castillo Vasquerz, Jeremy Coleman, Lukasz Gottwald, Henry Walter, Jacob Kasher, Timothy Thomas, Theron Thomas
- Anaconda | Onika Maraj, Jamal Jones, Jonathan Solone-Myvett, Ernest Clark, Marcos Palacios, Anthony Ray
- The Night Is Still Young | Onika Maraj, Ester Dean, Lukasz Gottwald, Henry Walter, Timothy Thomas, Theron Thomas
- Pills N Potions | Onika Maraj, Lukasz Gottwald, Henry Walter, Ester Dean
- Bed of Lies (feat. Skylar Grey) | Onika Maraj, Holly Hafermann, Daniel Johnson, Jeremy Coleman, Breyan Isaac, Vinay Vyas, Justin Davey
- Grand Piano | Onika Maraj, Ester Dean, Kane Beatz, William Adams, Keith Harris, Peter Lord
- Big Daddy (feat. Meek Mill) | Onika Maraj, Robert Williams, Cardo, John Julian, Yung Exclusive, Brock Korsan
- Shanghai | Onika Maraj, Robert V Sample, Steven Nathaniel Pugh, Irvin Whitlow, Deshawn Kennedy, Yung Berg
- Win Again | Onika Maraj, Lasana Harris, Sak Pase
- Mona Lisa | Onika Maraj, Noel Fisher, Andre Proctor
- Put You in a Room | Onika Maraj, Andre Proctor, Rasool diaz, Brian Soko, Noel Fisher
- Truffle Butter (feat. Drake & Lil Wayne) | Onika Maraj, Aubrey Graham, Dwayne Carter, Jr, Nineteen85, Maya Jane Coles
- Wamables | Onika Maraj