No Broken Hearts

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"No Broken Hearts"
Bebe Rexha - No Broken Hearts.png
Single by Bebe Rexha featuring Nicki Minaj
from the album All Your Fault: Pt. 1 (Japan Edition)
ReleasedMarch 16, 2016 (2016-03-16)
FormatDigital download
Genre
Length3:59
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Bebe Rexha singles chronology
"Me, Myself & I"
(2015)
"No Broken Hearts"
(2016)
"In the Name of Love"
(2016)
Nicki Minaj singles chronology
"Down in the DM (Remix)"
(2016)
"No Broken Hearts"
(2016)
"Don't Hurt Me"
(2016)
Music video
"No Broken Hearts" on YouTube

"No Broken Hearts" is a song recorded by American singer Bebe Rexha. It features the vocals from American rapper Nicki Minaj. It was released on March 16, 2016, and was originally intended as the lead single from her second EP, All Your Fault: Pt. 1; however it is no longer on the standard track list. It premiered on the Elvis Duran Show on NYC's Z100.[3] The song is penned by Bebe Rexha, Nicki Minaj, Koko LaRoo, Kgaugelo Nalane and Jacob Kasher Hindlin and produced by The Invisible Men and Saltwives.[4]

Background and composition[edit]

Bebe Rexha and Nicki Minaj first collaborated on the track "Hey Mama" for David Guetta's sixth studio album Listen, which became an international hit. The girls performed the song live for the first time together during the iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on May 30, 2015.[5]

In an interview for Elvis Duran Show[3] Bebe said that she wrote "No Broken Hearts" in a day when she felt ignored and abandoned. She went to the studio, put beats on the computer and free-styled the entire song in the recording booth. She kept most of what she recorded that day in the final version; even if it wasn't perfect, there was feeling in it. She thought the song was special and social and decided to send the track to Nicki Minaj, who immediately jumped on it. In another interview for Zach Sang Show, Bebe said she wanted to recreate with Minaj the same success they had when collaborating for "Hey Mama."[6]

Critical reception[edit]

Craig Jenkins of Noisey Music by Vice wrote: ""No Broken Hearts" coasts on party platitudes and idyllic tropical grooves provided by Iggy Azalea collaborators the Invisible Men before bursting into a ginormous, irresistibly good spirited chorus about overcoming heartbreak. If that wasn't enough, Nicki Minaj pops up near the end for a blast of vibrant, whip-smart trash talk. ("They don't want beef, we proved it / Niggas better keep it on wax, no Q-tip.") "No Broken Hearts" is ace flex-on-your-ex music, and it's best we get used to hearing it everywhere now because Bebe's radio takeover is imminent."[7]

Carver Low of HotNewHiphop said: "The song features cleverly used string melody to accompany the verses, and the chorus is 100% pop anthem. You better get used to hearing this one, because it’s going to be your girl’s go to turn up jam in not too long. Nicki Minaj contributes a fast-paced verse, and we’re always happy to hear her spitting some dope bars."[8]

Chriss Riotta of Mic said: "Nicki Minaj and Bebe Rexha's New Song "No Broken Hearts" is the breakup anthem you needed. The song is an electric-pop mesh with a heavy beat, sure to make waves at your next house party. Minaj comes through with yet another tight rap, while the lyrics focus on drinking, partying and liberating oneself from sadness."[9]

David Watt of All Noise wrote: "The single has a female empowerment theme and it seems as if no one could have helped Bebe better than Nicki on this single.The single sounds good to the ears. The melody in verses is really powerful. It even sounds catchier than the chorus. The chorus is quite calm but then Bebe throws in chilling urban beats as soon as the chorus is over."[10]

Peter Walsh of XXL Mag calls “No Broken Hearts,” a track designed for the clubs and good times.[5] "After Bebe clamors for everyone to leave their troubles behind once they enter the party, The Pinkprint rapper closes out the song with a slick-talking, punchy verse. Rapping about vacationing in Hawaii, Monica Lewinsky’s affair with former President Bill Clinton and being hip-hop’s MILF after all the sonning she has done in her career, Minaj proves once again why she is one of the most sought-after feature artists in the game."[5][11]

Music video[edit]

The official music video, directed by Dave Meyers, was released on April 7, 2016 on Bebe's account on YouTube. It stars Bebe Rexha and Nicki Minaj, with cameos from rapper G-Eazy and former America's Next Top Model contestant and musician Don Benjamin. Since its release, the music video has received over 200 million views.[12]

Live performances[edit]

Bebe Rexha has performed the song live at the Jimmy Kimmel Live on May 6, 2016[13] and at The Late Late Show with James Corden on June 16, 2016.[14]

Track listings[edit]

  • Digital download
  1. "No Broken Hearts" (featuring Nicki Minaj) – 3:59
  • Digital download – The Remixes[15]
  1. "No Broken Hearts" (Ruby Rose Remix) – 5:12
  2. "No Broken Hearts" (Jordan XL Remix) – 4:33
  3. "No Broken Hearts" (Elephante Remix) – 3:25

Credits and personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "World Premiere: Bebe Rexha & Nicki Minaj - "No Broken Hearts" [Full Audio + Review]". Directlyrics. Retrieved 2017-06-13.
  2. ^ Chris Riotta (16 March 2016). "Nicki Minaj and Bebe Rexha's New Song "No Broken Hearts" Is the Breakup Anthem You Needed". mic.com. Retrieved 16 March 2016.
  3. ^ a b "INTERVIEW: Bebe Rexha Performs LIVE + Premieres New Single "No Broken Hearts"". Elvis Duran iheartradio. 2016-03-16. Retrieved 2016-03-16.
  4. ^ "Bebe Rexha Feat. Nicki Minaj - No Broken Hearts". Discogs.
  5. ^ a b c "Best Of Our iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party". iHeartRadio. 30 May 2015. Retrieved 30 May 2015.
  6. ^ "Bebe Rexha Interview - Zach Sang Show". Zack Sang. 2016-03-23. Retrieved 2016-03-23.
  7. ^ Craig Jenkins (16 March 2016). "FLEX ON YOUR EX IN STYLE TO POP CROONER BEBE REXHA AND NICKI MINAJ'S "NO BROKEN HEARTS"". Noisey Music by Vice. Retrieved 16 March 2016.
  8. ^ Carver Low (16 March 2016). "Bebe Rexha - No Broken Hearts Feat. Nicki Minaj [New Song]". hotnewhiphop.com. Retrieved 16 March 2016.
  9. ^ Chris Riotta (16 March 2016). "Nicki Minaj and Bebe Rexha's New Song "No Broken Hearts" Is the Breakup Anthem You Needed". mic.com. Retrieved 16 March 2016.
  10. ^ David Watt (16 March 2016). "World Premiere: "No Broken Hearts" by Bebe Rexha & Nicki Minaj". all-noise.co.uk. Retrieved 16 March 2016.
  11. ^ Peter Walsh (16 March 2016). "Nicki Minaj Joins Bebe Rexha on "No Broken Hearts"". www.xxlmag.com. Retrieved 16 March 2016.
  12. ^ "Bebe Rexha - "No Broken Hearts" ft. Nicki Minaj (Official Music Video)". YouTube. 2016-12-12. Retrieved 2016-12-12.
  13. ^ "Bebe Rexha Performs "No Broken Hearts"". May 6, 2016. Retrieved May 6, 2016.
  14. ^ "Bebe Rexha: No Broken Hearts". June 17, 2016. Retrieved June 17, 2016.
  15. ^ "iTunes - Music - No Broken Hearts (feat. Nicki Minaj) [The Remixes] - Single by Bebe Rexha". iTunes Store.

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