The Pinkprint is the third studio album by American recording artist Nicki Minaj, released on December 15, 2014, by Young Money, Cash Money and Republic Records. Looking to depart from the dance-pop elements from her second studio album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded (2012), Minaj wanted to make a follow-up record influenced by her traditional hip hop beginnings. She collaborated with a variety of producers to achieve her desired sound. Upon release, the album received generally positive reviews from music critics, with many calling it her strongest album to date, also noting that she went to a sound closer to her original hip-hop roots and found a better balance between different types of music. The album has been supported by the singles "Pills n Potions", "Anaconda", "Only" and "Bed of Lies". "Anaconda" peaked at number 2 on the US Billboard Hot 100, and has become Minaj's highest-charting single to date in the United States. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.