Good Form (song)

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"Good Form"
Good form.jpg
Single by Nicki Minaj featuring Lil Wayne
from the album Queen
ReleasedNovember 29, 2018 (2018-11-29)
Format
Studio
Length3:57
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Nicki Minaj singles chronology
"No Candle No Light"
(2018)
"Good Form"
(2018)
"Touch Down (Remix)"
(2018)
Lil Wayne singles chronology
"Uproar"
(2018)
"Good Form"
(2018)
"Don’t Cry"
(2019)
Music video
"Good Form" (feat. Lil Wayne) on YouTube

"Good Form" is a song by American rapper and singer Nicki Minaj.The original mix debuted on the US Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 singles chart at number nine following the release of her fourth studio album, Queen, on August 10, 2018. A remix to the song featuring American rapper Lil Wayne was released on November 29, 2018, as the fourth single from the album, where it peaked at number #60 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was written by Minaj, Michael Williams II, and Asheton Hogan; and was produced by Mike Will Made It and Plush.[1][2]

Background[edit]

"Good Form" originally appeared on March 29, 2018 in a Mercedes-Benz commercial starring Minaj.[3][4][5] Instrumentals from the song could be heard at one point during the advertisement.[6] It was included as a track on Minaj's album Queen, released on August 10, 2018.

Music video[edit]

A music video for the remix song was released on November 29, 2018 coincident with the song.[7] Directed by Colin Tilley, it stars Minaj and Wayne along with reality star Evelyn Lozada, actress Lauren London, the Clermont twins, and rapper Tyga.[8][9][10] Charles Holmes of Rolling Stone described the video as "a full-length monument to twerking, and a sensual overload", as well as "an Oscar contender of a music video".[8] The music video for Good Form is currently sitting at 163 million views, the most from Nicki Minaj's fourth album.

Reception[edit]

Briana Younger of Pitchfork commented about the song: "the twerk-ready 'Good Form' showcase the rapper’s inimitable technique... Little tricks, like her play on the phonetics of 'good form,' which she alternates to sound like 'good for him,' are the kind of flourishes that set her apart",[11] Maeve McDermott from USA Today was positive towards the song; she stated, "[the song] is peak Nicki bravado – chest puffing and explicit – and a fitting counterpart to 'LLC,' as a pair of tracks with the stinging lyricisms and bratty flows at which Minaj excels."[12] Israel Daramola of Spin listed the song as being a standout track from the album.[13] In HipHopDX, Trent Clark called it a "fraternal filler."[14]

Live performances[edit]

Minaj performed the song live on November 4, 2018 in a medley, which featured "Woman Like Me" by British girlband Little Mix at the 2018 MTV Europe Music Awards.[15][16] Minaj performed the single again, along with "Dip" alongside American rapper Tyga at the 44th People's Choice Awards.[17] Minaj also performed the song as part of her setlist on The Nicki Wrld Tour, during her shows in London and Birmingham.

Chart performance[edit]

For the December 8, 2018 week, the remix reached number 16 on the Billboard R&B/Hip Hop Digital Song Sales chart.[18] For the issue dated December 15, 2018, the song entered the US Billboard Hot 100 at number 60.[19]

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from Queen album liner notes and Tidal.[20][21]

Recording

Personnel

  • Nicki Minaj – main artist
  • Lil Wayne – featured artist
  • Mike Will Made It – production
  • Pluss – production
  • Aubry "Big Juice" Delaine – record engineering
  • Manny Galvez – record engineering
  • Matthew Sim – record engineering assistance
  • Jason Staniulis – record engineering assistance
  • Kenta Yonesaka – record engineering assistance
  • Nick Valentin – record engineering assistance
  • Jaycen Joshua – mixing
  • David Nakaji – mixing assistance
  • Ben Milchev – mixing assistance
  • Chris Athens – mastering

Charts[edit]

Original mix

Chart (2018) Peak
position
Ireland (IRMA)[22] 96
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[23] 9

Remix

Chart (2018–19) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[24] 46
New Zealand Hot Singles (RMNZ)[25] 28
US Billboard Hot 100[26] 60
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[27] 29
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[28] 23

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label(s) Ref.
Worldwide August 10, 2018 (Original Version) Digital downloadstreaming [29]
November 29, 2018 [30]
United States December 4, 2018 Rhythmic contemporary [31]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Here Are the Credits for Nicki Minaj's 'Queen' Album". Complex. Retrieved November 27, 2018.
  2. ^ "Good Form (Original Mix) by Nicki Minaj on Beatport". Beatport. Retrieved October 31, 2018.
  3. ^ "Nicki Minaj Resurfaces In New Mercedes-Benz Commercial: See Her Cameo - iHeartRadio". iheart.com. Retrieved November 27, 2018.
  4. ^ "Nicki Minaj Makes Unexpected Cameo In Mercedes-Benz Commercial". hotnewhiphop.com. Retrieved November 27, 2018.
  5. ^ Danielson, Chris. "Mercedes-Benz new A-Class campaign Starring Nicki Minaj - eMercedesBenz". emercedesbenz.com. Retrieved November 27, 2018.
  6. ^ Danielson, Chris (April 2, 2018). "Mercedes-Benz new A-Class campaign Starring Nicki Minaj". eMercedesBenz. Retrieved October 31, 2018.
  7. ^ Nicki Minaj (November 26, 2018). "Nicki Minaj ft. Lil Wayne - Good Form (Music Video Teaser)i". Retrieved November 27, 2018 – via YouTube.
  8. ^ a b Holmes, Charles (November 29, 2018). "Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne's 'Good Form' Video Was Uncomfortable to Watch at Work But it Was Worth It". Rolling Stone. Retrieved November 29, 2018.
  9. ^ Blais-Billie, Braudie; Strauss, Matthew (November 29, 2018). "Watch Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne's New "Good Form" Video". Pitchfork. Retrieved November 29, 2018.
  10. ^ Moore, Sam (November 29, 2018). "Watch Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne's new video for 'Good Form (Remix)'". NME. Retrieved November 29, 2018.
  11. ^ Younger, Briana (August 14, 2018). "Nicki Minaj: Queen Album Review - Pitchfork". Pitchfork.com. Retrieved October 31, 2018.
  12. ^ McDermott, Maeve (August 13, 2018). "Nicki Minaj's 'Queen': A track-by-track review". USA Today. Retrieved November 29, 2018.
  13. ^ Daramola, Israel (August 16, 2018). "Nicki Minaj's Queen Doesn't Transcend the Controversy". Spin. Retrieved October 31, 2018.
  14. ^ Clark, Trent (August 14, 2018). "Review: Nicki Minaj's "Queen" Is Far From A Royal Release". HipHopDX. Retrieved August 15, 2018.
  15. ^ Malbon, Abigail (November 5, 2018). "Nicki Minaj and Little Mix blew fans away with their EMAs performance". Cosmopolitan. Retrieved December 29, 2018.
  16. ^ "Nicki Minaj And Lil Wayne's "Good Form" Music Video Is An Eyegasm". November 29, 2018. Retrieved December 29, 2018.
  17. ^ "Nicki Minaj Is Too Hot to Handle During 2018 People's Choice Awards Performance on People's Choice Awards". E!. November 12, 2018. Retrieved February 23, 2019.
  18. ^ "Rap/Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales". Billboard. December 8, 2018. Retrieved December 4, 2018.
  19. ^ "Nicki Minaj Good Form Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved December 11, 2018.
  20. ^ Queen (CD). Nicki Minaj. Young Money Entertainment/Cash Money Records/Republic Records. 2018. 602567809920.CS1 maint: others (link)
  21. ^ "Queen (Deluxe) / Nicki Minaj". Tidal. November 29, 2018. Retrieved November 30, 2018.
  22. ^ "IRMA – Irish Charts". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
  23. ^ "Nicki Minaj Chart History (Bubbling Under Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved November 27, 2018.
  24. ^ "Nicki Minaj Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved December 11, 2018.
  25. ^ "NZ Hot Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. December 10, 2018. Retrieved December 7, 2018.
  26. ^ "Nicki Minaj Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved December 11, 2018.
  27. ^ "Nicki Minaj Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved December 11, 2018.
  28. ^ "Nicki Minaj Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved January 24, 2019.
  29. ^ "Good Form (original)".
  30. ^ "Good Form".
  31. ^ "Top 40-Rhythmic Future Releases". All Access. Archived from the original on December 2, 2018.