Nicki Minaj & David Guetta Song "Hey Mama" Is Great News for Fans of "Turn Me On" — LISTEN
If you're a big fan of rapper Nick Minaj's dance material, listen up! Minaj and David Guetta have joined forces once again on "Hey Mama," a new song that will appear on the French DJ's upcoming album, Listen (due out on Nov. 24). The last time Minaj and Guetta teamed up, the results were pretty fantastic. The pair's 2011 dance-pop collaboration, "Turn Me On," peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and is still Guetta's highest-charting single in the United States. Minaj may be forgoing electronic music entirely on her new album, The Pinkprint, but thankfully, fans of "Turn Me On" (and Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded's dance tracks like "Starships" and "Pound the Alarm") still have something to look forward to!
Not much is known about "Hey Mama" at this point, but iTunes composer credits tell us that the song was produced by Guetta, Giorgio Tuinfort (Ariana Grande's "One Last Time"), and Dutch DJ Afrojack ("Take Over Control"). The song is also rumored to have been co-written by Ester Dean (she's had a hand in basically every major Rihanna song) and newcomer Bebe Rexha. That's quite a lineup! In order to get a better idea of what "Hey Mama" could end up sounding like, let's take a look at some of these producers' and writers' past work:
David Guetta — "Turn Me On" (feat. Nicki Minaj)
Here's a little refresher for those of you who don't remember the song that started it all. It's also worth nothing that "Turn Me On" was produced by Guetta and Tuinfort, and co-written by Dean.
David Guetta & Afrojack — "Pandemonium"
"Pandemonium" is Guetta and Afrojack's second collaboration (the first being "Lunar," an instrumental song that appears on Guetta's 2011 album, Nothing But the Beat).
Rihanna — "What's My Name"
"What's My Name" is just one of the number-one hits that Dean has penned for pop superstar Rihanna (the others being "Rude Boy" and "S&M"), but I think it's the song that best showcases her unique lyrical style.
Nicki Minaj — "Super Bass"
Everyone knows this song! Dean co-wrote "Super Bass," as well. Until very recently, it was Minaj's highest-charting single in the U.S., peaking at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 ("Anaconda," which reached No. 2, now holds that title).
Tinashe — "All Hands on Deck"
Co-written by Rexha, "All Hands on Deck" is one of the stand-out tracks on Tinashe's debut album, Aquarius (if you haven't heard it yet, you need to get on that!).
Bebe Rexha — "I Can't Stop Drinking About You"
Rexha's own debut single, "I Can't Stop Drinking About You," really gives you a sense of the bold, emotional lyrics that she's capable of coming up with.
Get ready: "Hey Mama" is only 20 days away.