Anaconda Album

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About Anaconda

"Anaconda" is a song by Trinidadian-American rapper and singer Nicki Minaj, from her third studio album, The Pinkprint (2014). It was released on August 4, 2014 by Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records, and Republic Records as the second single from the album. The song was produced by Polow da Don, DJ Spydr, and Da Internz. The song prominently samples "Baby Got Back" (1992) by Sir Mix-a-Lot. The song peaked at number two on the US Billboard Hot 100, consequently becoming Minaj's highest charting single in the United States to date but remaining in the number two spot due to the popularity of Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off". It went on to spend eight weeks in the top ten of the Hot 100 chart. The song also peaked within the top ten in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. An accompanying video for the song was directed by Colin Tilley and released on August 19, 2014. Following the video's release, it broke the 24-hour streaming record on Vevo by accumulating 19.6 million views in its first day of release, being surpassed by Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" in 2015. This also made Nicki Minaj the first and only female artist, to break the VEVO 24 Hour record three times. She broke it previously “Stupid Hoe” and “Beauty and a Beat”. To further promote the song, Minaj performed it live at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards and also performed it at Fashion Rocks and the iHeartRadio Music Festival. "Anaconda" was nominated for Best Rap Song at the 2015 Grammy Awards. The song was also nominated for two categories at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, Best Female Video and Best Hip-Hop Video, winning the latter. As of 27 November 2019, Anaconda surpassed 900 million views on YouTube, making it the first solo female rap song to do so.  


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2014

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