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“Only” by Nicki Minaj featuring Drake, Lil Wayne, & Chris Brown

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    “Only” by Nicki Minaj featuring Drake, Lil Wayne, & Chris Brown (official video) is a rap song.
    See the lyrics video at https:/www.thissideofsanity.com/music/songs/on/onlylyrics.php.

    Song Title: Only (official video)
    Artist: Nicki Minaj featuring Drake, Lil Wayne, & Chris Brown
    Album: The Pinkprint
    Genre: urban, rap, hip hop, rhythmic
    Composer: Copyright © 2014 Onika Maraj, Aubrey Graham, Dwayne Carter, Chris Brown, Lukasz Gottwald, Henry Walter
    Rap: Nicki Minaj, Drake, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown
    Director: Hannah Lux Davis
    Producer: Dr. Luke, Cirkut, HBM, JMIKE, Rock City
    Released: 28 October 2014
    Format: digital download
    Label: Young Money / Cash Money / Republic
    Number of listens: 7251
    Current rank: 1167 (updated weekly)
    Highest rank: 1167 (play the video all the way through to register a vote for this song)

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    Summary quotation from Wikipedia:

    “Only” is a song by American rapper Nicki Minaj, from her upcoming third studio album, The Pinkprint (2014). It was released on October 28, 2014 by Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records and Republic Records as the third single from the album. It features additional rap vocals from hip hop artists Drake and Lil Wayne, and also features Chris Brown who sings the chorus of the song. Production was handled by Dr. Luke and Cirkut.

Release

    Minaj posted the single cover on Instagram two days before the release, informing that this would be the third single of her upcoming album The Pinkprint.

Critical reception

    “Only” received generally positive reviews from critics. Carolyn Menyes from Music Times gave the song a positive review, saying “With a cool sense of confidence and rhymes that boast of her own sexual and rapping prowess, Minaj is taking the reins, leading into the equally vulgar and explosive rap verses from Drake and Wayne”. Brennan Carley from Spin said “‘Only’ is Nicki at her dirtiest and smartest, rapping with metaphors that’d fly over other rappers’ heads while keeping the glint of a knowing wink always in her eye.” Miles Raymer from Entertainment Weekly praised Minaj’s rap and called it the best part of the song. Chris Coplan from Consequence Of Sound said although it wasn’t the strongest effort from them three, the song was “a great display of how their separate and distinct personalities can still play off one another nicely”. Drew Millard from Noisey praised Lil Wayne’s verse and said “Minaj continues to rap laps around the competition and there’s no indication that that’s going to change any time soon”.

    Matthew Trammell of FADER gave the song a negative review, saying Minaj delivers “sleepy lines” and comes off “a bit desperate”.

Commercial performance

    “Only” debuted at number 6 on the Digital Songs chart selling 76,000 digital downloads in its first week. The song debuted at number 54 on the Billboard Hot 100, it has so far peaked at number 27 on the chart.

Controversy

    Read about and watch the controversial lyrics video at https://www.thissideofsanity.com/music/songs/on/onlylyrics.php.

Music video

    The accompanying music video for “Only”, which was directed by Hannah Lux Davis, premiered on December 12, 2014. The video opens with an injured man lying on the floor in what appears to be a chamber. He is then taken to room were many other tortured men are tied up in a room. The video then cuts to Minaj who is wearing black-feathered lingerie. She raps wearing a sheer getup and sky-high platform heels. Minaj and Drake standing side by side while Nicki dons what looks like a black lace wedding veil. Minaj, Wayne, and Drake stand in a run-down dungeon as Minaj continues to rap.

Live performances

    On December 06, 2014, Minaj first performed the song at Saturday Night Live.

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music news

    On August 5, 2012, producer Noah “40” Shebib posted the song “Enough Said” by the late singer Aaliyah featuring Drizzy. Aailayah’s voice is supported by40’s signature dark soundscapes.
    Drake is reportedly executive producer of an posthumous Aaliyah album. There is a great deal of debate as to whether an entire album is planned and whether this is appropriate, especially without the input of long-time Aaliyah collaborators Timbaland and Missy Elliott. Drake is known for a deep fascination with Aaliyah, which some commentators claim borders of macabre. Aailayah died in a plane crash in August 2001 at the height of her R&B fame.
    The logo for “Enough Said” features the logo of both Drake's October Very Own and Blackground Records, whose first signee was Aaliyah.
    Timbaland, a long time collaborator with Aaliyah, who is also signed by Blackground Records, told Power 105’s The Breakfast Club, “I know they trying to drop some Aaliyah records, but if [Drake] do it, it should be with me and him, and Missy [Elliott]. I don’t know what’s going on. The proper way to do that would be for me, him, and Missy to be all on the record. For it to be on his record, that would not be right.”

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    Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban were named as two of the four judges on American Idol’s 12th season. (September 16, 2012)

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    Nicki Minaj had a “wardrobe malfunction”, slipping out of her top while performing on ABC’s “Good Morning America” the morning of August 5, 2011.
    The event appeared on the east code feed despite a five second delay.

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    Cher Lloyd said was inspired by rapper Nicki Minaj, whom she said “changed pop music”, adding that “No one was doing what she was doing, and then she came in and it was kind of one of those things where people were like, ‘Whoa! She just changed pop music’. And she did! There’s no denying it.”

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