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Nicki Minaj album ‘Queen’ features Ariana Grande, Lil Wayne

Ariana Grande, 25, and Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., 35, who is professionally known as Lil Wayne, are the featured artists in “Queen,” the fourth studio album of Onika Tanya Maraj, 35, who is professionally known as Nicki Minaj. Young Money Entertainment and Cash Money Records released the album on August 10, 2018.

Grande and Minaj’s collaboration song in “Queen” is titled “Bed.” The latter co-wrote the song with Mescon David Asher, Benjamin Diehl, Brett Bailey, Gamal Lewis, who is professionally known as LunchMoney, and Dwayne Chin-Quee, who is professionally known as Supa Dups.

Released on June 14, 2018, “Bed” marks the fourth collaboration song of Grande and Minaj. The two previously collaborated in “Get on Your Knees” and “Side to Side” as well as in “Bang Bang” with Jessica Ellen Cornish, who is professionally known as Jessie J.

Employing a minimalist, tropical-infused instrumental, “Bed” is an downtempo-inspired ballad. It topped the charts in the United States, the United Kingdom, Scotland and Australia.

It was Wayne who discovered Minaj. The two have several collaboration songs prior to “Queen,” including “High School” and “Changed It.”

Wayne and Minaj’s collaboration song in “Queen” is titled “Rich Sex.” The two co-wrote the song with Aubrey Delaine, Jawara Headley and Jeremy Reid.

“Rich Sex” was released on June 11, 2018. Minaj performed the song on the BET Awards 2018 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California on June 23, 2018.

While “Rich Sex” is the first promotional single from “Queen,” the album’s lead single is titled “Chun-Li.” Released alongside “Chun-Li,” “Barbie Tingz” was originally set to be included in the album but it did not make the final cut.

Released on May 4, 2018, the music video of “Chun-Li” was directed by Steven Klein of Good Company Pictures. The song topped the charts not only in the U.S. but also in the U.K., Scotland, France and Canada.

The music video of “Bed” by Minaj featuring Grande was released on July 6, 2018. Watch it here:

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