It is the best song of 2011 as selected by Billboard Magazine, the editors of the magazine said: “Pop’s perfect storm in 2011, and the song that rightfully made Nicki a star.” In an interview with MTV News, Nicki Minaj explained the meaning of the song, she said: “Super Bass’ is about the boy that you are crushing over.” Minaj then added: “And you kind of want to get your mack on, but you’re taking the playful approach.” Minaj continued to explain the focus behind the visual in the video, she added: “I just wanted to do something real colorful and cutesy. This is an icy world, it’s a sexy world, it’s a playful world. Of course I have lots of eye candy for my girls and my boys.”
Release Date: April 5, 2011
Songwriter/s: Onika Maraj – Daniel Johnson – Ester Dean
Label: Young Money – Cash Money – Universal Motown
Chart Rankings: In the UK, the song peaked at number 8 on the Official Charts Company and at number 3 on the R&B Charts. The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) certified it Platinum for sales over 600, 000 copies. In the US, it was the most streamed song with 84 million times. It reached number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100, number 2 on the Hot Rap Songs, number 3 on the Mainstream Top 40 and topped the US Rhythmic Charts. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified it 8 times Platinum for sales over 5 million copies. ‘Super Bass’ reached the top 10 charts in several countries including Australia, Belgium, Canada, New Zealand and Scotland. In Australia it was certified 6 times Platinum, in Norway it was certified Double Platinum and in New Zealand it was certified Platinum.
Artist’s age on Release Date: Onika Tanya Maraj aka Nicki Minaj was 29 years old when she released this song.
Cover Versions: Selena Gomez – Julie Anne, Japs – Karmin – JFla – Megan Nicole and DeStorm – Drew Taylor – Jake Coco – Tyler Ward and Crew (Alex G & Eppic) – Eddyistheman – Niykee Heaton – Taton & Bambam – Other amateur artists covered this song on Youtube.