|Released||November 19, 2010 (album)|
August 30, 2011 (radio)
|Label||Young Money, Cash Money, Universal Motown|
|Writer||Nicki Minaj |
J. R. Rotem
|Producer||J.R. Rotem |
|Single release||August 30, 2011|
|Video release||August 28, 2011|
"Till the World Ends (The Femme Fatale Remix)"
|Pink Friday track listing|
|"Fly" is track number 5.|
"Right Thru Me"
"Fly" is a song by Nicki Minaj from her debut album Pink Friday, and was released as the eighth and final single from the album. The song features guest vocals by Barbadian singer Rihanna. It was released as a single on August 30, 2011, and has since been certified Platinum in Australia and the United States and Silver in the UK.
Pink Friday Diaries
In Nicki Minaj's iTunes Ping, Nicki began a "Pink Friday Diaries" initiative wherein she gave her own insight on the conception, development, and meaning of a selection of songs on her upcoming album; her entry on "Fly" is as follows:
FLY is one of my absolute faves. I wanted to work with Rihanna for a long time. I'm very pround of her accomplishments; especially since she was born on an island like me :). This song is a female empowerment song. But then again, its not specific to just women. It speaks about flying, soaring high... in the face of every single solitary adversity that comes your way. I speak about how the media has attempted to box me in and how that has made me feel suffocated. After years of being dragged thru the mud, I've mustered up the courage to re-define myself. I believe that I represent an entire generation. My fans have become my family; and together we have become a movement. Get ready for it. We came to win.—Nicki Minaj, iTunes Ping "Pink Friday Diaries," November 12, 2010
The video was shot on January 7, 2011 and directed by Sanaa Hamri. The full music video premiered on mtv.com and Minaj's VEVO channel after the preview on VMAs Pre-Show on August 28, 2011.
|Australia (ARIA Urban)||4|
|Brazil (Billboard Hot 100 Airplay)||5|
|Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)||24|
|Canada (Canadian Hot 100)||55|
|New Zealand (RIANZ)||13|
|Scotland (Official Charts Company)||12|
|UK R&B (Official Charts Company)||1|
|UK Singles (Official Charts Company)||16|
|US Billboard Hot 100||19|
|US Hot Dance Club Songs (Billboard)||50|
|US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)||20|
|US Pop Songs (Billboard)||16|
|US Rap Songs (Billboard)||9|
|US Latin Pop Songs (Billboard)||40|