Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded is the second studio album by American hip hop artist Nicki Minaj. It was released on April 2, 2012 in standard and deluxe editions through Universal Republic Records (Universal Music Group), Young Money Entertainment, and Cash Money Records. Minaj worked on the album with a variety of producers such as Hit-Boy, Dr. Luke, Ester Dean, Rico Beats, RedOne and Oak. Minaj also worked with several artists including Cam’ron, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Lil Wayne, Nas, Drake, Young Jeezy, Chris Brown, Bobby V, and Beenie Man.
The album's music is divided by the first half's hip hop tracks and the second half's pop and dance songs, the latter of which incorporates disco, teen pop, R&B, Eurodance, Europop, and dance-pop styles.
Upon release Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded received mixed views from critics. The album was praised for the use and mixture of different genres however it was criticized for being rushed and long. In the United States the album debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart selling 253,000 copies in its first week, making it Minaj's second number-one album in that country. The album also topped the UK album charts becoming the first female rapper ever to do so, selling 47,000 copies in its first week of release. The album also peaked at one in Canada and Scotland and with in the top five in Australia and New Zealand.
The album's lead single, "Starships", premiered during On Air with Ryan Seacrest on February 14, 2012 and was released to iTunes on the same day. "Starships" debuted at number 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 and peaked at number 5, marking her second solo arrival in the Top 10 of the chart, after "Super Bass"."Starships" also managed to reach the Top 10 in several countries worldwide. The album's second single, "Right by My Side" featuring Chris Brown impacted US Rhythmic and Urban radio on March 27, 2012. "Right by My Side" peaked at 51 on Billboard Hot 100 and 21 on US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs as well as peaking at number 70 in the UK. "Beez in the Trap" featuring 2 Chainz officially impacted US Urban radio on April 24, 2012 as the first urban single, the song premiered on DJ Flex's radio show at Hot 97 on March 20, 2012. The song peaked at 48 on the Billboard Hot 100 and 8 on the rap charts. An accompanying music video for the track was released on Vevo in early April 2012.