Pink Friday 2 is the fifth studio album by rapper Nicki Minaj. It was released on December 8, 2023, by Young Money Entertainment and Republic Records. A sequel to Minaj's debut album Pink Friday (2010), it is her first studio album in five years following the release of Queen (2018). The album is a hip-hop and pop-rap record that borrows influences from other genres as well. Collaborations on the album include J. Cole, Drake, Lil Wayne, Future, Lil Uzi Vert, 50 Cent, Monica, Keyshia Cole, and various other collaborators.

Pink Friday 2
Standard edition cover
Studio album by
ReleasedDecember 8, 2023 (December 8, 2023)
Recorded2017–2023
StudioHarbor Studios (Malibu)
Genre
Length70:14
Label
Producer
  • Finneas
  • Tate Kobang
  • Hollywood Cole
  • YG! Beats
  • ATL Jacob
  • Murda Beatz
  • OJ Finessey
  • DB!
  • Hendrix Smoke
  • Kuji
  • Boi-1da
  • Fierce
  • Apollo Parker
  • 116
  • YogiTheProducer
  • DJ Smallz 732
  • FnZ
  • Keanu Beats
  • BoogzDaBeast
  • Slade Da Monster
  • Go Grizzly
  • Cheeze Beatz
  • Basbeats
  • Melio Sounds
  • J Reid
  • Dr. Luke
  • Malibu Babie
  • Vaughn Oliver
  • Aaron Joseph
  • Jess Carp
  • Don Cannon
  • Sean Momberger
  • B Ham
  • Vincent "Life" Shaw
  • Bnyx
  • SadPony
  • Beau Nox
  • TooDope!
  • Frankie Bash
  • Bone Collector
  • Habib Defoundoux
Nicki Minaj chronology
Queen Radio: Volume 1
(2022)
Pink Friday 2
(2023)
Singles from Pink Friday 2
  1. "Super Freaky Girl"
    Released: August 12, 2022
  2. "Red Ruby da Sleeze"
    Released: March 3, 2023
  3. "Last Time I Saw You"
    Released: September 1, 2023
  4. "Everybody"
    Released: January 9, 2024
  5. "FTCU"
    Released: January 30, 2024

Upon its release, Pink Friday 2 debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200, making Minaj the first female rapper in history to have three number-one albums. It earned over 228,000 album-equivalent units in its first week, with 92,000 coming from pure album sales, and achieved the largest vinyl sales week by a female rapper in history. Internationally, the album peaked in the top ten in Australia, Canada, Netherlands, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, France, Germany, Japan and the United Kingdom. The album received generally positive reviews from critics, who praised Minaj's consistency and innovation, but felt it was too long. Pink Friday 2 samples tracks by Billie Eilish, Blondie, Cyndi Lauper, Travis Scott, Rick James, among others.

Pink Friday 2 was supported by five singles, "Super Freaky Girl", "Red Ruby da Sleeze", "Last Time I Saw You", "Everybody" featuring Lil Uzi Vert, and "FTCU". The platinum-certified lead single "Super Freaky Girl" marked Minaj's first solo number-one on the US Billboard Hot 100, while all singles peaked within the top 25. To promote the album, Minaj will embark on the Pink Friday 2 World Tour in March 2024.

Background and recording edit

On June 28, 2019, Minaj appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in promotion of her single "Megatron" in which she stated: "well, there's definitely a new album, of course"; however, she continued to note that there was no official release date at the time: "with this one, I don't have a name yet".[3] In September 2019, Minaj announced her retirement from hip hop;[4] however, she later withdrew her statement and apologized for her false announcement.[5] In an interview with Elle, on September 17, 2019, Minaj stated that the album would be, "fierce, fun, and unapologetic" and spoke about the project's ultimate sound.

It's probably the most excited I've been about an album release in a really long time. I'm happy that we're not making my fans wait for another album like I've done in the past. This one incorporates all the things people love about Nicki, but it also just has a way bigger sound, so it goes perfectly with the collection.[6]

The first teaser of the album was on June 29, 2020, after Minaj had taken to Twitter to tweet, "PF2", the initials of the album.[7] In May 2023, she teased that the album "is the best thing that will come out of 2023 & will raise the bar to new & unreachable heights", and that its accompanying tour "will be hailed as 'genius.' That's it & that's all."[8]

Release and promotion edit

On June 5, 2023, Minaj initially announced the release date of the album to be October 20, 2023.[8] On June 29, she officially announced the title of the album as Pink Friday 2 and that the release date was pushed back to November 17.[9][10] She also stated that the album would be "well worth the wait", and followed up by a concert tour in 2024.[11]

On September 4, Minaj shared one of two official cover arts for the album depicting the rapper in an all-white Vetements ensemble traveling on a roofless metropolitan subway floating above pink clouds.[12][13] On October 6, she shared the second album cover, which depicted her in an all-pink gown revealing her midriff and surrounded by a billowing pink satin sheet in front of a black background. [14] On October 25, Minaj announced that the album's release date was postponed to her birthday on December 8, 2023.[15] All four album cover variations were shot by renowned English director and photographer Charlotte Rutherford.[16]

Upon release, Pink Friday 2 was made available for digital download and streaming as a 22-track album. It was also available in several physical versions, which consisted of four vinyl editions, including three retailer-exclusive versions each with different covers, as well as two CDs, one standard and one signed. The physical versions only included 10 tracks, which was theorized to be because the remainder were not finished in time for pressing and release.[17] On December 11, a digital deluxe edition of the album was released through Minaj's webstore, featuring a bonus remix of "Beep Beep" with 50 Cent; the remix was made available to streaming platforms a day later.[18] On December 13, a second digital deluxe edition was released through her webstore, featuring the bonus track "Love Me Enough" featuring Keyshia Cole and Monica. On December 14, a 24-track version labelled the "Gag City Deluxe" edition was released through Minaj's webstore containing both the "Beep Beep" remix and "Love Me Enough", which was made available to streaming platforms a day later.[19] On January 13, 2024, another deluxe version, labelled the "Gag City Pluto Edition", was released featuring the song "Press Play" featuring Future.[20]

Singles edit

"Super Freaky Girl" was released as the lead single from the album on August 12, 2022.[21] Its music video, directed by Joseph Kahn, was uploaded onto Minaj's YouTube account on September 1.[22] The song debuted at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 and the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. With this, Minaj became the first solo female rapper to debut at the summit of the Billboard Hot 100 since Lauryn Hill's "Doo Wop (That Thing)" in 1998 and the first female rapper to debut a solo song at number one in the 21st century.[23]

"Red Ruby da Sleeze" was initially released as a promotional single on March 3, 2023, described by Minaj as her "street record" before her "next official single".[24][25] It was officially sent to rhythmic contemporary radio on March 14, 2023, becoming the album's second single.[26] Its music video, directed by Grizz and filmed in Trinidad and Tobago, was uploaded on YouTube on May 13.[27] The song peaked at number 13 on the Hot 100 and at number four on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.[28]

"Last Time I Saw You" was released as the album's third single on September 1, 2023.[29] The song peaked at number 23 on the Hot 100 and at number six on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.[30] On September 12, Minaj performed "Last Time I Saw You" at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards, where she also debuted a new track from the album entitled "Big Difference" as a surprise.[31]

"Everybody" featuring Lil Uzi Vert was sent to contemporary hit radio in the United States on January 9, 2024, serving as the album's fourth single.[32] The song debuted at number 26 on the Hot 100,[33] and later peaked at number 24.[34]

"FTCU" was released as the album's fifth single on January 10, 2024, with an EP of song versions made available for streaming and digital download.[35] The song impacted rhythmic contemporary radio in the United States on January 30, 2024.[36] It debuted at number 42 on the Hot 100,[33] and later peaked at number 15.[34]

Promotional singles edit

On October 13, 2023, Minaj released the track "Bahm Bahm" on her website, describing it as a scrapped outtake, though it was later included on the album.[37]

Critical reception edit

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
AnyDecentMusic?6.6/10[38]
Metacritic70/100[39]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [40]
Clash8/10[41]
Evening Standard     [42]
The Guardian     [43]
The Independent     [44]
NME     [1]
Pitchfork6.5/10[45]

Pink Friday 2 was met with generally favorable reviews by music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from professional publications, the album received an average score of 70, based on twelve reviews.[39] AllMusic wrote that "Pink Friday 2 lacks the cohesion and self-editing that would make it a rightful follow-up to her 2010 mainstream arrival. As it stands, Pink Friday 2 is another collection of Nicki Minaj songs, most of them exhilarating and fun, but some awkwardly placed".[40] Robin Murray of Clash called Pink Friday 2 "a record of real ambition, an example mirroring fan-pleasing tendencies with actual artistic growth" as it "match[es] ultra-colourful pop to moments of sombre introspection".[41] NME's Nick Levine opined that while it is "probably too long, [...] Minaj paces it sharply" and concluded that it "feels like a consolidation and refinement of everything Minaj can do".[1] Alexis Petridis of The Guardian stated that "it may be as imperfect as Pink Friday was, but Pink Friday 2 offers more than enough supporting evidence to make [her claims about her abilities] sound like anything but hollow boasts".[43]

The Evening Standard's David Smyth described the album as "an expansion of what she can do rather than a complete about turn. While she never transitions into the many-voiced rap monster who was such a blast in her early days, anyone hoping to hear her putting her rivals in their place will find plenty of great lines".[42] Nadine Smith of The Independent criticized Minaj's use of samples and commented that the album "shows flashes of the inventive brilliance that made Nicki such an undeniable superstar, but like so many legacy sequels, it mostly just makes you wish you were listening to the original".[44]

Commercial performance edit

In the United States, Pink Friday 2 achieved 90.8 million streams in its first three days, with the album tracks "Everybody" featuring Lil Uzi Vert and "Are You Gone Already" gaining early traction.[46] The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, becoming Minaj's third number-one album in the country after Pink Friday (2010) and Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded (2012). With this, Minaj broke out of a tie with Foxy Brown to become the female rapper with the most number-one albums. She also became the first female rap artist with number-one albums in two decades (2010s and 2020s), and achieved her seventh top-ten album. Pink Friday 2 earned 228,000 album-equivalent units in its first week, of which 92,000 came from pure album sales, becoming the largest week in overall units as well as in pure sales for a female rap album in the 2020s and a female R&B/hip-hop album in 2023. The album sold 25,000 copies on vinyl, earning the largest vinyl sales week for a female rap album in history. As of February 24th, 2024, the album is no longer in the top twenty on Billboard 200, and has sold only 487,435 copies in the US. Additionally, Minaj allegedly stated that she have no intention making Music Videos for this album, y'all are the visuals. It also achieved 169.87 million streams in its first week, garnering the largest streaming week ever for Minaj, for a female rap album in the 2020s, and a female R&B/hip-hop album in 2023.[19] Upon its release, 14 songs from the album debuted on the Billboard Hot 100, of which two entered the top 40—"Everybody" featuring Lil Uzi Vert and "Needle" featuring Drake.[33] The album dropped one place to number two in its second week, earning an additional 100,000 album-equivalent units.[47]

Accolades edit

Awards and nominations for Pink Friday 2
Organization Year Category Result Ref.
People's Choice Awards 2024 Album of the Year Nominated [48]

Track listing edit

Pink Friday 2 digital edition track listing
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Are You Gone Already"Finneas4:30
2."Barbie Dangerous"
2:12
3."FTCU"ATL Jacob2:52
4."Beep Beep"
1:35
5."Fallin 4 U"
  • Maraj
  • Canady
  • Darryon Bunton
  • ATL Jacob
  • DB!
3:50
6."Let Me Calm Down" (featuring J. Cole)
  • ATL Jacob
  • Hendrix Smoke
  • Kuji
4:04
7."RNB" (featuring Lil Wayne and Tate Kobang)
  • Kobang
  • YG! Beats
  • Dystinkt Beats
3:04
8."Pink Birthday"
2:08
9."Needle" (featuring Drake)
  • Boi-1da
  • YogiTheProducer
3:55
10."Cowgirl" (featuring Lourdiz)Dr. Luke3:36
11."Everybody" (featuring Lil Uzi Vert)
  • DJ Smallz 732
  • Kobang[c]
3:00
12."Big Difference"
  • FnZ
  • Keanu Beats
  • BoogzDaBeast
  • Slade Da Monsta
3:11
13."Red Ruby da Sleeze"
  • Go Grizzly
  • Cheeze Beatz
3:34
14."Forward from Trini" (featuring Skillibeng and Skeng)
  • Maraj
  • Emwah Warmington
  • Kevon Douglas
  • Sebastian Loers
  • Emelio Lynch
  • Rowan Melhado
  • Dave Kelly
  • Basbeats
  • Melio Sounds[a]
2:33
15."Pink Friday Girls"
J Reid2:46
16."Super Freaky Girl"
  • Dr. Luke
  • Malibu Babie
  • Oliver
  • Joseph
2:50
17."Bahm Bahm"
  • Maraj
  • Goods
  • Jessica Carpenter
  • Kobang
  • Jess Carp
2:21
18."My Life"
2:44
19."Nicki Hendrix" (featuring Future)
  • B Ham
  • Vincent "Life" Shaw
4:24
20."Blessings" (featuring Tasha Cobbs Leonard)
3:34
21."Last Time I Saw You"
3:36
22."Just the Memories"
  • Bone Collector
  • Defoundoux
3:55
Total length:70:14
Pink Friday 2 D2C Version 1 bonus track[49]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
23."Beep Beep" (featuring 50 Cent)
  • Murda Beatz
  • Finessey
2:27
Total length:72:41
Pink Friday 2 D2C Version 2 bonus track[50]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
23."Love Me Enough" (featuring Monica and Keyshia Cole)
3:50
Total length:74:04
Pink Friday 2 Gag City Deluxe edition bonus tracks[51]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
23."Beep Beep" (featuring 50 Cent)
  • Maraj
  • Jackson
  • Lindstrom
  • Valencia
  • Murda Beatz
  • Finessey
2:27
24."Love Me Enough" (featuring Monica and Keyshia Cole)
  • Milano
  • L'Étranger
  • Tranter
  • Maraj
  • Vojtesak
  • Lindstrom
  • Monét
  • Murda Beatz
  • Charlie Handsome
  • L'Étranger
3:50
Total length:76:31
Pink Friday 2 Gag City Pluto Edition[52]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
25."Press Play" (featuring Future)
  • Maraj
  • Canady
  • Wilburn
  • ATL Jacob
3:21
Total length:79:52
Pink Friday 2 physical edition track listing[53]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Just the Memories"
  • Maraj
  • Olivier
  • Defoundoux
  • Davis
  • Marshall
  • York
  • Bristol
  • Butler
  • J. Dean
  • Glover
  • Bone Collector
  • Defoundoux
3:55
2."Big Difference"
  • Maraj
  • Mulé
  • De Boni
  • Torres
  • Gwin
  • Slade
  • Gray
  • FnZ
  • Keanu Beats
  • BoogzDaBeast
  • Slade Da Monsta
3:11
3."Red Ruby da Sleeze"
  • Maraj
  • Go Grizzly
  • Cheeze Beatz
  • Tate Kobang
  • Lumidee Cedeño
  • Kirsten Allyssa Spencer
  • Teddy Mendez
  • Steven Marsden
  • Josiah Nasir Muhammad
  • Irvin Winslow
  • Edwin Perez
  • Go Grizzly
  • Cheeze Beatz
  • Kobang
3:34
4."My Life"
  • Maraj
  • Cannon
  • Momberger
  • Goods
  • Harry
  • Stein
  • Cannon
  • Momberger
2:44
5."RNB" (featuring Lil Wayne and Tate Kobang)
  • Maraj
  • Carter
  • Goods
  • Taylor
  • Ratešić
  • Kobang
  • YG! Beats
  • Dystinkt Beats
3:04
6."Fallin 4 U"
  • Maraj
  • Canady
  • Bunton
  • ATL Jacob
  • DB!
3:50
7."Last Time I Saw You"
  • Maraj
  • Jacob Canady
  • Alex Bak
  • Colin Franken
  • Derrick Miller
  • Lesidney Ragland
  • ATL Jacob
  • TooDope!
  • Hendrix Smoke
  • Bak
  • Frankie Bash
3:36
8."Everybody"
  • Maraj
  • Woods
  • Henry
  • Goods
  • Mortensen
  • DJ Smallz 732
  • Kobang[c]
2:05
9."Super Freaky Girl"
  • Maraj
  • Gamal Lewis
  • James
  • Miller
  • Gottwald
  • Joseph
  • Miller
  • Oliver
  • Dr. Luke
  • Malibu Babie
  • Oliver
  • Joseph
2:50
10."Bahm Bahm"
  • Maraj
  • Goods
  • Carpenter
  • Kobang
  • Jess Carp
2:21
Total length:31:10

Notes

  • ^[c] signifies a co-producer
  • ^[a] signifies an additional producer

Sample credits

Personnel edit

Musicians

  • Nicki Minaj – vocals
  • Finneasprogramming (track 1)
  • Hollywood Cole – programming (track 2)
  • YG! Beats – programming (track 2)
  • Tate Kobang – programming (track 2)
  • Waka Flocka Flame – background vocals (track 3)
  • Southside – background vocals (track 3)
  • ATL Jacob – programming (tracks 3, 6)
  • OJ Finnessey – programming (track 4)
  • Murda Beatz – programming (track 4)
  • Kuji – programming (track 6)
  • Hendrix Smoke – programming (tracks 6, 21)
  • J. Cole – vocals (track 6)
  • Lourdiz – background vocals (tracks 7, 15), vocals (10)
  • Boi-1da – programming (tracks 8, 9), drum programming (8)
  • Apollo Parker – programming (track 8)
  • Fierce – programming (track 8)
  • 116 – programming (track 8)
  • Nana Fofie – background vocals (track 9)
  • Yogi – programming (track 9)
  • Drake – vocals (track 9)
  • Rahiem Hurlock – voice (track 9)
  • Dr. Luke – programming (tracks 10, 16)
  • DJ Smallz 732 – programming (track 11)
  • Tate Kobang – programming (track 11)
  • Lil Uzi Vert – vocals (track 11)
  • FnZ – programming (track 13)
  • BoogzDaBeast – programming (track 13)
  • Keanu Beats – programming (track 13)
  • Slade Da Monsta – programming (track 13)
  • Basbeats – programming (track 14)
  • Melio Sounds – programming (track 14)
  • Skillibeng – vocals (track 14)
  • Skeng – vocals (track 14)
  • J Reid – programming (track 15)
  • Malibu Babie – programming (track 16)
  • Aaron Joseph – programming (track 16)
  • Vaughn Oliver – programming (track 16)
  • B Ham – programming (track 19)
  • Vincent Shaw – programming (track 19)
  • Future – vocals (tracks 19, 25)
  • Beau Nox – background vocals, programming (track 20)
  • Bnyx – programming (track 20)
  • Sad Pony – programming (track 20)
  • Tasha Cobbs Leonard – vocals (track 20)
  • Alex Bak – programming (track 21)
  • Frankie Bash – programming (track 21)
  • TooDope – programming (track 21)
  • Keisha Renee – background vocals (track 22)
  • Bone Collector – programming (track 22)
  • Habib Defoundoux – programming (track 22)
  • 50 Cent – vocals (track 23)
  • Monica – vocals (track 24)
  • Keyshia Cole – vocals (track 24)

Technical

  • Chris Athensmastering
  • Rob Kinelskimixing (tracks 1, 8, 20)
  • Serban Ghenea – mixing (tracks 2–7, 10–16, 18, 19, 21, 22)
  • Noel Cadastre – mixing, engineering (track 9)
  • Noah Shebib – mixing (track 9)
  • Aubrey Delaine – mixing (track 17), engineering (all tracks), immersive mix engineering (1–12, 14, 15, 20, 22)
  • Kuldeep Chudasama – engineering (track 6)
  • Clint Gibbs – engineering (track 16)
  • Kalani Thompson – engineering (track 16)
  • Tyler Sheppard – engineering (track 16)
  • John Hanes – immersive mix engineering (tracks 13, 16, 21)
  • Cristal Viramontes – vocal engineering (track 7)
  • Daniel Sheehy – vocal engineering (track 7)
  • Manny Galvez – vocal engineering (track 7)
  • Eli Heisler – mixing assistance (tracks 1, 8, 20)
  • Ruby Smith – mixing assistance (tracks 1, 8, 20)
  • Bryce Bordone – mixing assistance (tracks 2–7, 10–16, 18, 19, 21, 22)
  • Jack Letchinger – engineering assistance (tracks 1–3, 6–10, 14, 18, 20)
  • Alexx Nielsen – engineering assistance (tracks 1–3, 6, 8–10, 14, 15, 20)
  • Nico Fabito – engineering assistance (tracks 1–3, 6, 8–10, 14, 15, 20)
  • Cory Williams – engineering assistance (track 12)
  • Grant Horton – engineering assistance (track 16)

Charts edit

Chart performance for Pink Friday 2
Chart (2023) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[55] 3
Australian Hip Hop/R&B Albums (ARIA)[56] 1
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[57] 31
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[58] 13
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[59] 13
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[60] 2
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[61] 33
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[62] 7
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[63] 31
French Albums (SNEP)[64] 20
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[65] 41
Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ)[66] 32
Icelandic Albums (Plötutíðindi)[67] 39
Irish Albums (OCC)[68] 9
Italian Albums (FIMI)[69] 61
Lithuanian Albums (AGATA)[70] 42
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[71] 3
Nigerian Albums (TurnTable Top 50)[72] 16
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[73] 10
Polish Albums (ZPAV)[74] 100
Portuguese Albums (AFP)[75] 194
Scottish Albums (OCC)[76] 23
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[77] 42
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[78] 32
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[79] 6
UK Albums (OCC)[80] 3
UK R&B Albums (OCC)[81] 1
US Billboard 200[82] 1
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[83] 1

Release history edit

Release dates and formats for Pink Friday 2
Region Date Format(s) Edition Label Ref.
Various December 8, 2023 Standard [84]
United States December 11, 2023 Digital download D2C Version 1 [49]
December 13, 2023 D2C Version 2 [50]
December 14, 2023 Gag City Deluxe [51]
Various December 15, 2023
  • Digital download
  • streaming
[85]
January 13, 2024 Gag City Pluto [52]

See also edit

References edit

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