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Nicki Minaj
Pink Friday
Released November 22, 2010 (album)
April 5, 2011 (radio)
May 13, 2011 (digital)
Format Digital download, CD single
Genre Electronic, pop, hip hop
Length 3:19
Label Young Money, Cash Money, Universal Motown
Writer Nicki Minaj
Daniel Johnson
Ester Dean
Producer Kane Beatz
Single information
Single release April 5, 2011
Video release May 5, 2011
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Pink Friday (Deluxe Edition) track listing
"Super Bass" is track number 14.
Previous track
"Last Chance"
Next track
"Blow Ya Mind"
British Pink Friday (Super Bass Edition) track listing
"Super Bass" is track number 15.
Previous track
"Girls Fall Like Dominoes"
Next track

"Super Bass" is a track by Nicki Minaj featured on the deluxe edition of her debut album Pink Friday. The song has background vocals by American singer Ester Dean. The song was the most commercially successful track off the album. Artists like, Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez have covered the song via Youtube and even their own concerts. The song comes up later in Minaj's song, "Come on a Cone" where she says, "Pink Friday 2 milli / "Super Bass" triple plat". On the Billboard Hot 100 the song broke the Top 10, peaking at number 3. The song also fared well digitally, reaching x5 platinum in Australia, 4x platinum in Austria, 1x platinum in New Zealand, and Gold in the U.K. Critics praised the fun pop/rap fusion that Minaj pulled off, and many fans of the album were happy as well. However, many of Minaj's old fans were not happy with, "Pop Nicki". Regardless, Super Bass ended being one of the most played, bought, and successful tracks for Nicki and overall in 2011. The song was featured on the Just Dance 4 video game that was released in October 2012. The song has sold over 4M copies in the US, but is 8x Platinum because of the new streaming rules.

Music VideoEdit

Originally the video was set to premiere on the same show as where the preview was premiered on April 27, 2011, Minaj took to Twitter to reveal that the music video has been pulled from the show and would not be premiering that date for unknown reasons, tweeting "Super Bass is no longer coming out tmrw". The music video instead premiered on Minaj's official Vevo account on May 5, 2011.

I just wanted to do something real colorful and cutesy. This is an icy world, it's a sexy world, i love sexy thing, it's a playful world. Of course I have lots of eye candy for my girls and my boys [...] We have a lot of little surprises in store for this particular video, [...] I would like to put out 50 videos. The videos really tell the story a lot more elaborately than just the song does. 
Minaj explaining the video's inspiration.
Nicki Minaj - Super Bass(03:39)
The video is one of the most viewed in all YouTube with more than 375 million views.
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