Pink Friday

~ Release group by Nicki Minaj

Album

ReleaseArtistFormatTracksCountry/DateLabelCatalog#Barcode
Official
Pink Friday (deluxe edition)Nicki MinajCD16
  • AU2010-11-21
Cash Money Records, Universal Motown (for Motown releases between 2005–2011 only), Young Money Entertainment2757303602527573038
Pink FridayNicki MinajCD17
  • CA2010-11-21
Cash Money Records, Universal Motown (for Motown releases between 2005–2011 only)B001502102
Pink FridayNicki MinajCD13
  • CA2010-11-22
Cash Money Records, Universal Motown (for Motown releases between 2005–2011 only)B001502102602527541846
Pink FridayNicki MinajDigital Media16
  • CA2010-11-22
Cash Money Records[none]
Pink FridayNicki MinajDigital Media13
  • CA2010-11-22
Cash Money Records[none]
Pink FridayNicki MinajCD13
  • GB2010-11-22
Cash Money Records00602527541846602527541846
Pink FridayNicki MinajCD13
  • US2010-11-22
Cash Money RecordsB0015021-02602527541846
Pink Friday (deluxe edition)Nicki MinajCD16
  • US2010-11-22
Cash Money RecordsB0015124-02602527573038
Pink Friday (deluxe edition)Nicki MinajCD16
  • US2010-11-22
Cash Money Records, Universal Motown (for Motown releases between 2005–2011 only)B0015124-02 IN02602527573038
Pink Friday (deluxe edition) (Best Buy edition)Nicki MinajCD18
  • US2010-11-22
Cash Money RecordsB0015133-02602527577364
Pink Friday (deluxe edition)Nicki MinajDigital Media17
  • US2010-11-22
Cash Money Records
Pink FridayNicki MinajCD13
  • AU2010-11-26
Cash Money Records, Universal Motown (for Motown releases between 2005–2011 only), Young Money Entertainment2754184602527541846
Pink FridayNicki Minaj2×12" Vinyl7 + 6
  • US2010-12-21
Cash Money Records, Universal Motown (for Motown releases between 2005–2011 only), Young Money EntertainmentB0015021-01602527595030
Pink Friday (deluxe edition)Nicki MinajCD18
Cash Money Records, Universal Motown (for Motown releases between 2005–2011 only), Young Money Entertainment00602527577364602527577364
Pink FridayNicki MinajDigital Media19
Pink FridayNicki MinajCD13
Cash Money Records, Universal Motown (for Motown releases between 2005–2011 only)STARCD 7537602527749716
Pink FridayNicki MinajCD15
Cash Money Records, Universal Motown (for Motown releases between 2005–2011 only), Young Money Entertainment00602527675602602527675602
Pink Friday (Japan edition)Nicki MinajCD20
  • JP2011-02-23
Cash Money Records, Universal Motown (for Motown releases between 2005–2011 only)UICT10604988005644602
Pink Friday (Super Bass edition)Nicki MinajCD15
  • GB2011-06-20
Cash Money Records2774971602527749716
Pink FridayNicki MinajCD13
  • CN2011-10-04
Cash Money Records9787888800151
Pink Friday (deluxe edition)Nicki MinajCD16
Cash Money Records, Universal Motown (for Motown releases between 2005–2011 only), Young Money Entertainment276 476-9602527647692
Pink Friday (complete edition)Nicki MinajDigital Media21
Cash Money Records, Nicki Minaj602435507002

Relationships

artist & repertoire support:Joshua Berkman
Discogs:https://www.discogs.com/master/295002 [info]
reviews:https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/vd8r [info]
Allmusic:https://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0002030741 [info]
Wikidata:Q129684 [info]

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It's been a while since hip hop, the planet's most testosterone-charged genre, had a female mouthpiece to truly mix it with the boys. Enter Nicki Minaj, five-foot-not-a-lot of Trinidadian-born, New York City-raised dynamite. Her debut album certainly explodes with requisite vitality too, even if a significant proportion of 13 potty-mouthed tracks fail to completely combust.

Replete with day-glo hair and cartoonish alter egos, Minaj employs mildly terrifying upfront sexuality last seen when Lil' Kim and Foxy Brown began trading catty pot shots in the late 1990s. Yet the rub leading up to this record was her major label paymasters would in some way desexualise Minaj's fearsome mix of potty-mouthed sass and fearless musical rulebook tearing.

The sceptics are made to look foolish on evidence of early loonfest Roman's Revenge, a schizophrenic alternate personality face-off with Eminem, she declaring loudly "I'm a c***", Slim Shady turning in his most vicious rhymes for many moons. It's a potent combination, a bass music-led match made possibly closer to hell than heaven. And Minaj is hardly holding back on the subsequent Did It on 'Em, threatening to - metaphorically or otherwise - defecate on all comers.

It's a frenetic start, but the pace doesn't last, handing naysayers an opportunity to point out where the label's artistic direction may come into play, setting eyes on the charts rather than breaking new ground. Fly, featuring Rihanna, and Right Thru Me are the first moments where a sensation of wasted opportunity begins to nag.

Several novelty crossover attempts are slightly excruciating (see Check It Out re-appropriating Buggles' one-hit-wonder Video Killed the Radio Star), Kanye West sleepwalks through Blazin' and Natasha Bedingfield is an incongruous name aiding closer Last Chance. But doubts are erased in the face of such self-aware diatribes as Dear Old Nicki, lyrics like "In hindsight, I loved your rawness and I loved your edge" approaching a missive to herself from the future.

Pink Friday isn't a classic by any means, then, but when Nicki Minaj is on fire nobody in hip hop - male or female - can extinguish her bright-burning talents.