Va Va Voom

Va Va Voom” is a song by Trinidadian-American rapper and singer Nicki Minaj from the deluxe version of her second studio album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.[1] It was released on September 12, 2012 by Young Money, Cash Money, and Universal Republic as the fifth single from the album. The song was written by Minaj, Lukasz Gottwald, Allan Grigg, Max Martin, and Henry Walter, and it was produced by Dr. Luke, Kool Kojak, and Cirkut. Being released as the fifth single, it was sent to UK radio stations on September 15, 2012 and later sent to Top 40 mainstream radio on October 23, 2012. It was planned to serve as the lead single, but its release was postponed at the last minute in favor of “Starships“. It was later included in the album’s reissuePink Friday: Roman Reloaded – The Re-Up.

2012 single by Nicki Minaj
For other uses, see Va Va Voom (disambiguation).
2012 single by Nicki Minaj
“Va Va Voom”
Single by Nicki Minaj
from the album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded
Released September 12, 2012
Recorded 2011
Genre
Length 3:03
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Nicki Minaj singles chronology
Out of My Mind
(2012)
Va Va Voom
(2012)
The Boys
(2012)
Music video
“Va Va Voom (Explicit)” on YouTube

“Va Va Voom” is a dance-pop and electropop song with lyrics about sexual activity towards a male. Upon its release, the song received acclaim from critics, with it being catchy and radio-friendly. Commercially, the song entered the top twenty in countries including Ireland, Slovakia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. An accompanying music video was shot in December 2011, but was initially shelved after Minaj decided not to release “Va Va Voom” as the album’s lead single, because she was not happy with the video’s end result.

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“Va Va Voom” was written by Minaj, Lukasz Gottwald, Allan Grigg, Max Martin and Henry Walter, with production by Dr. Luke, Kool Kojak and Cirkut.[2] It was intended to be the lead single from Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded. It was to be solicited to rhythmic contemporary radio stations on February 7, 2012.[3] It was later postponed a week to February 14, 2012, with a release to contemporary hit radio scheduled for the same date.[4][5] However, Minaj announced that “Starships” would instead be released as the lead single.[6]

On May 24, 2012, a poll was posted on Minaj’s website, asking fans to help select the next singles, the poll is divided into three categories, the third category asks to choose the second worldwide pop single, the choices were: “Pound the Alarm“, “Whip It“, and “Va Va Voom”. “Va Va Voom” had the most votes and won the poll. “Whip It” came in second place and “Pound The Alarm” came in third. However, after several radio stations in the UK, France, and Australia started heavily playing “Pound the Alarm”, Minaj announced on June 6, 2012, that “Pound The Alarm” has been chosen instead.[7][8][9][10] “Va Va Voom” was eventually solicited to contemporary hit radio in the United States on October 23, 2012.[11]

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