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Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded

Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded is the second studio album by hip hop artist Nicki Minaj. It was released on April 3, 2012 in standard and deluxe editions through Universal Republic Records (Universal Music Group), Young Money Entertainment, and Cash Money Records. Minaj worked on the album with a variety of producers such as Hit-Boy, Dr. Luke, Ester Dean, Rico Beats,[2] RedOne and Oak. Minaj also worked with several artists including Cam’ron, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Lil Wayne, Nas, Drake, Young Jeezy, Chris Brown, Bobby V, and Beenie Man. She confirmed through her Twitter account that she will embark on a tour in May 2012, starting in Australia.[3]
The album's lead pop single, "Starships", premiered during On Air with Ryan Seacrest on February 14, 2012 and was released to iTunes on the same day. It debuted at number 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 and peaked at number 5, marking her second solo arrival in the Top 10 of the chart, after "Super Bass". The album's second single, "Right by My Side" featuring Chris Brown impacted US Rhythmic and Urban radio on March 27, 2012.
Contents  [hide] 
1 Background
2 Singles
2.1 Promotional singles
2.2 Other songs
3 Reception
3.1 Critical response
3.2 Commercial performance
4 Tour
5 Track listing
6 Charts and certifications
6.1 Weekly charts
7 Release history
8 References
9 External links
[edit]Background

The album puts focus on the return of Roman Zolanski, one of Minaj's alter egos that was first featured on her 2010 debut album, Pink Friday. Cash Money co-CEO, Brian "Birdman" Williams announced to Billboard that Minaj was aiming for a first quarter release in 2012.[4] In November 2011, Minaj announced on Twitter that the album would be released on February 14, 2012, but later in January 2012 she pushed the album to April 3, 2012.
On March 1, 2012, Minaj revealed the album artwork for through Twitter.[5] The deluxe album artwork was released on March 8, 2012.[6] The deluxe album includes three bonus tracks and a T-shirt of the artwork.
When Minaj was then asked to describe the album in one word, she responded, "FREEDOM."[7] In an interview following the premiere, Minaj told Seacrest, "I've never had this much fun recording music in my life. My first album I was very guarded. I felt like I was making music to please everyone else. I had to be politically correct, but this album I am just creating music, and it there's such a big difference. Literally in the studio we were cracking up laughing, having fun, and enjoying ourselves. The music itself your going to get every side that I've ever shown and then a little bit extra. I've tried to make it very, very balanced, because I don't ever want to be boxed in, and that's always what drives me. So I made a very diverse album." She added that with her first album, she "was a too open Nicki Minaj. It felt more to me like a diary, the songs were more introspective and stuff like that...with this particular album I felt that it was time to give people a moment to enjoy the lyrics, and enjoy the beats, and enjoy the voices. When I was going to do my first album people would say, 'What is she going to talk about? Is she just going to talk about sex?' So I made it my business to make an album that did not talk about sex at all. I made it my business to make an album that wasn't a vulgur album, because [on] my mix tapes I was very, very...outlandish on my mix tapes. With this album I'm going back to not necessarily to that sound, but that feeling. The feeling of 'I don't care what you think!' That's what it is."[8] Minaj confirmed that the album will include 22 tracks.[9] Minaj told MTV that "April 3 is gonna be a doozy. It's gonna be crazy, it's gonna be important for hip-hop and pop culture. It's gonna be very big."[10]

  1. EllenaDavid avatar

    On Tue, Feb 12, 2013 at 5:32 PM, EllenaDavid said:

    cool video

  2. Shaekelly avatar

    On Wed, Feb 6, 2013 at 7:41 AM, Shaekelly said:

    How are you guys getting you pictures and effects to show up, I am experiencing major problems, please share.

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