|Released||November 22, 2010 (Pink Friday) |
March 25, 2011 (Songs for Japan)
|Label||Young Money, Cash Money, Universal Motown|
|Writer||Nicki Minaj |
|Producer||Pop & Oak|
|Pink Friday track listing|
|"Save Me" is track number 6.|
"Moment 4 Life"
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 "Save Me" is as follows:
Save Me : This song feels like a soundtrack to a movie. It paints a vivid pictures of girl who has it all but still feels very much alone. She's turned into a monster and pushed the one person who truly loved her away. She drives for hundreds of miles, falls to her face sobbing, and begs him to save her.—Nicki Minaj, iTunes Ping "Pink Friday Diaries," November 13, 2010
On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the release of Pink Friday, Nicki confessed on Twitter that this is one of her favorite songs on the album.
The clean version of the song was reissued on the Songs for Japan charity album March 25, 2011, created to benefit relief efforts for the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. The compilation album featured songs by John Lennon, Katy Perry, Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake, and many others.
The album sold 68,000 copies in its first sales week in the United States, debuting at number six on the Billboard 200. It sold 8,000 copies in Canada and debuted at number three on the Canadian Albums Chart. On the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand's compilations chart, the album debuted at number one. As of May 4, 2011, over 500,000 copies of the album have been sold, and over $5 million has been raised. The song was certified as a gold record by the RIAJ in Japan for a shipment of 100,000 or more physical copies.
[Verse 1: Nicki Minaj]