|Released||November 22, 2010 (album)|
December 7, 2010 (as single)
|Label||Young Money, Cash Money, Universal Motown|
|Writer||Nicki Minaj |
|Single release||December 7, 2010|
|Video release||January 27, 2011|
|Pink Friday track listing|
|"Moment 4 Life" is track number 7.|
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"Moment 4 Life" is a song by Nicki Minaj from her debut studio album, Pink Friday, which features guest vocals from Drake. The song serves as the third single off the album, released as a single on December 7, 2010. It was written by Minaj, Drake, Nikhil Seetharam, and Tyler Williams, and was produced by T-Minus.
It has been certified Platinum in the United States by RIAA, and Silver in the UK by BPI.
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 "Moment 4 Life" is as follows:
Moment 4 Life : is about 2 kids that grew up on the same block. They shared their dreams of making it as rappers. They laughed together, they cried together. One day they realize that their dreams have come to fruition. Though they know all things come to an end, they celebrate. They wish that they could have this moment 4 LIFE.—Nicki Minaj, iTunes Ping "Pink Friday Diaries," November 14, 2010
Minaj added an additional note on the subject later that day:
Oh yeah barbz, Moment 4 Life features Drake! I was really looking forward to our collaboration and it lived up to every one of my expectations. It feels like a marriage made in heaven.—Nicki Minaj, iTunes Ping "Pink Friday Diaries," November 14, 2010
|Premiere||January 27, 2011|
|Producer||K. Brown/M. Gutman|
|Production co||robot Films|
The music video, directed by Chris Robinson, premiered Thursday night, January 27, 2011 at 7:54 PM ET, on MTV.
Behind The Scenes
|Canada (Canadian Hot 100)||27|
|Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)||23|
|Scotland (Official Charts Company)||24|
|UK R&B (Official Charts Company)||9|
|UK Singles (Official Charts Company)||22|
|US Billboard Hot 100||13|
|US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)||1|
|US Pop Songs (Billboard)||18|
|US Rap Songs (Billboard)||1|
"Moment 4 Life"
[Verse 1: Nicki Minaj]