Minaj the record alongside , and , and the assistance of a variety of fellow producers. The album was streamed 16. Music critics noted the variety of genres incorporated on the latter balanced, unlike Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, which explored pop and dance genres. On December 16, Minaj appeared on for an interview and another performance. Looking to depart from the elements of her second studio album, 2012 , Minaj wanted to make a follow-up record influenced by her traditional beginnings.
The standard version of The Pinkprint features sixteen songs, while the deluxe version is packaged with three additional tracks. On December 1, 2014, the track listing was released to the public, and confirmed collaborations with , , , , , , , , and. During the album's production, Minaj worked with a variety of people including Dr. In late October, her management announced that the album had been rescheduled for release on December 15. The song opens with Grey's chorus and a restrained keyboard set before Minaj begins to rap about an ex-lover. Minaj supported the album with a 17-date European tour which commenced on March 16, 2015 in Stockholm, Sweden and stopped off in Ireland, the United Kingdom, Norway, Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands before ending on April 12, 2015 in Glasgow, Scotland.
In its second week on the chart, the album stayed at number two moving an additional 156,000 units, which included 105,000 pure sales. Minaj stated the album's lyrics touch upon themes of her family, loss, death and her struggle with guilt. The song opens with a sparse, haunting , while Minaj sings the pre-chorus in a feather-like near-whisper. Retrieved July 3, 2016 — via YouTube. On December 6, 2014, Minaj appeared as a musical guest on an episode of 's alongside host.
The lyrics discuss a wide range of personal issues Minaj has faced, from reflecting on fame and the speed in which her life has moved, to strained relationships with her family including the murder of her cousin Nicholas Telemaque, to her relationship with her mother and her own child which references an abortion. During album release week, Minaj visited a few talk shows in promotion for the album. Select albums in the Format field. As of December 2015, the album has sold 682,000 copies in the United States. To further promote the album, Minaj embarked in her third concert tour, entitled , which commenced in March 2015 and ended in August 2015. Archived from on January 26, 2015.
Title Writer s Producer s Length 1. Additionally, the song was an international top ten hit, peaking within the top ten in countries including Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. During 2013, Minaj served as a judge during the of , and ventured into the retail industry with the launch of her fragrances, and the introduction of her clothing line. American retailer packaged the latter edition with a smaller version of Minaj's 2015 calendar. She also performed at that year's on September 19. In 2015, The Pinkprint was ranked as the seventh most popular album of the year on the Billboard 200.
Select Gold in the Certification field. In contrast to the vibrantly-colored wardrobe and hairpieces she had become associated with earlier in her career, Minaj embraced a more understated image during the first promotional runs for The Pinkprint. The album scored the second highest first week sales by a female artist of 2014, as well as the second highest first week sales by a rap artist of 2014. Minaj said that she wrote her verse in New York and Beyoncé visited her in the studio and encouraged her. Upon its release, The Pinkprint received generally favorable reviews from , with many of them applauding its production and Minaj's lyricism. The Pinkprint was nominated for at the in 2016.
In the United Kingdom, The Pinkprint opened at number 22 on the. Minaj debuted the song at the. The song also topped both the and the charts for six weeks. The name of the album was inspired by Jay but not the body of work. She also participated in a few skits. Music News, Reviews, and Gossip on Idolator. On the following year, Minaj ventured into acting, in which she made her debut in the film 2014.
The song is lyrically sexually explicit and sees Jeremih singing about wanting to be Nicki's favorite. On December 19, Minaj appeared on for an interview. I made reference to The Blueprint because Jay is the biggest rapper of our time. It was made available for purchase on December 12, 2014 by , and. The Pinkprint held the number two position for three weeks before falling to number three on the Billboard 200.
Minaj announced the release at the. . At , which assigns a rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an score of 70, based on 25 reviews. In 2013, Minaj stated that she would begin writing material for the project later that year, after production was completed for her first feature film 2014. This will shock them even more. Luke, Ester Dean, Boi-1da and Detail, Minaj also hoped to have guest features from Rihanna and Drake.