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Nelly
M.O.
Features Nicki Minaj & Pharrell
Released June 18, 2013
Recorded 2013
Format Digital download
Genre Hip hop
Length 3:53
Label Universal Republic, Derrty Ent.
Writer Cornell Haynes, Jr., Onika Maraj, Pharrell Williams
Producer Pharrell
Single information
Single release July 16, 2013
Video release July 31, 2013
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"Get Like Me" is a song by Nelly from his seventh album M.O., which features guest vocals by Nicki Minaj and Pharrell, who also produced the track. The song serves as the second single from the album. It was released online on June 18, 2013, and as a digital download on July 2. It officially impacted Rhythmic radio on July 16. A music video was shot on June 26, and premiered on July 31 at 106 & Park.

BackgroundEdit

On June 13, 2013, Nelly confirmed on Twitter that his second single will be called "Get Like Me," featuring vocals by Nicki Minaj and Pharrell (who also produced the song). Nelly also revealed its release date to be June 18, 2013,[1] and premiered as planned. It was released as a digital download from iTunes on July 2,[2] and impacted Rhythmic radio on July 16.[3] It was the second most added song on Urban radio and the third most added on Rhythmic radio the week of its release.[4][5]

Composition Edit

"Get Like Me" has a minimal, percussion-driven beat,[6] featuring Pharrell hip-hop core with a Neptunes-throwback sound[7] and a xylophone melody.[8]

Critical reception Edit

The song received rave reviews by music critics, some of them pointed that the song could be a potential club and summer hit.[8][9][10] Julian Kimble from Complex called the song and Minaj's verse a "infectious collaboration" and "aggressive", respectively.[11] Petar Kujundzic from HYPETRAK noticed that the record is "designed for a good time at the club,"[10] while Bianca Gracie from Idolator tagged it as a summer hit, calling Nelly's verse "seductive" and Minaj's one "playful."[8] Dimas Sanfiorenzo from Global Grind commented that the song is "pretty dope" and it's a "party anthem," but he doubts that the song would make an impact.[12]

Music video Edit

Music Video Information
Get Like Me (Explicit)04:02

Get Like Me (Explicit)

Premiere July 31, 2013
Filmed June 26, 2013
Director Colin Tilley
Producer Brandon Bonfiglio
Production co London Alley
Exec. producer Luga Podesta
Editor
Choreographer
Length 4:01
Source [1]

Minaj confirmed that a music video will be shoot the week of June 24-30.[13] It was later confirmed that the music video will be shot by Colin Tilley, on June 26, 2013.[14] On July 31, Nelly suddenly announced that the video will be released that day at 106 & Park, and premiered as planned.

StillsEdit


Behind the ScenesEdit

On June 25, 2013, a fan asked Nicki on Twitter if there would be a behind the scenes video. She replied by saying, "Yup :)". The BTS vid was released on July 11, 2013.

BEHIND THE SCENES OF "GET LIKE ME" - NELLY (FT02:32

BEHIND THE SCENES OF "GET LIKE ME" - NELLY (FT. NICKI MINAJ & PHARRELL)

Charts Edit

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Australian Urban (ARIA) 34
Scotland (Official Charts Company) 26
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) 19
UK R&B (Official Charts Company) 4
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 8
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 36

Release history Edit

Region Date Format
United States July 2, 2013 Digital download[2]
July 16, 2013 Rhythmic radio[3]

LyricsEdit

Explicit versionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Twitter: New NELLY FT @NICKIMINAJ "GET LIKE ME" produce by @Pharrell dropping the 18th Retrieved June 14, 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 iTunes: Get Like Me (feat. Nicki Minaj & Pharrell) - Single Retrieved July 1, 2013.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Top 40/Rhythmic-Crossover > Future Releases Retrieved June 26, 2013.
  4. BDS Radio Charts - Urban Retrieved July 20, 2013.
  5. BDS Radio Charts Rhythmic radio Retrieved July 20, 2013.
  6. Nelly - Get Like Me Retrieved June 26, 2013
  7. MTV: Nicki Minaj, Pharrell Drop Smooth Rhymes Over Nelly's New Track Retrieved June 26, 2013
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Nelly Teams Up With Nicki Minaj & Pharrell With “Get Like Me”: Listen To The Boastful Track review by Bianca Gracie from Idolator. Retrieved June 26, 2013
  9. Nelly – ‘Get Like Me’ (Feat. Nicki Minaj & Pharrell) Retrieved June 26, 2013
  10. 10.0 10.1 Nelly featuring Nicki Minaj & Pharrell – Get Like Me review by Petar Kujundzic from HYPETRAK. Retrieved June 26, 2013
  11. Listen: Nelly f/ Nicki Minaj "Get Like Me" review by Julian Kimble from Complex. Retrieved June 26, 2013
  12. Nelly, Nicki Minaj & Pharrell "Get Like Me" (NEW MUSIC) review by Dimas Sanfiorenzo from Global Grind. Retrieved June 26, 2013
  13. Twitter: Shooting next week > RT“@I_ROMANZOLANSKI: Is there gonna be a video for GLM? @NICKIMINAJ” Retrieved June 18, 2013.
  14. Twitter: Long day today... headed to set...#GETLIKEME video shoot ft @NICKIMINAJ n @Pharrell . . who ready? Retrieved June 26, 2013

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