Meaning of “Woman Like Me” by Little Mix (ft. Nicki Minaj)
“Woman Like Me” is a powerful anthem by the British girl group Little Mix. The song features Trinidadian-born rapper and singer Nicki Minaj. According to Little Mix, the lyrics of “Woman Like Me” are about “celebrating incredible women” of all kinds.
In an Instagram post, the group said they were forced to make this song because they felt there currently aren’t “enough places to celebrate women”.
All in all, this song is a tribute to women all over the globe. It also seeks to empower and encourage them to keep on keeping on.
Facts about “Woman Like Me”
- A total of four songwriters wrote this song, including Nicki Minaj, Steve Mac and Jess Glynne. Prior to this song, Glynne had already achieved success in 2018 with her number one hit single “I’ll Be There“. Renowned British singer Ed Sheeran also contributed to the writing of the track. Thus he is also credited as a writer.
- The song’s co-writer Steve Mac solely handled its production.
- Interestingly, not a single member of Little Mix partook in the writing of this song. Owing to this, none of them is given songwriting credit on it.
- “Woman Like Me” was released on October 12, 2018.
- On September 14, 2018 (about two weeks before the song was officially released), Minaj took to Twitter to share a line from the song.
- Little Mix also shared a teaser of this song on Twitter on September 27, 2018. The teaser was a flawless acapella version of the track.
- “Woman Like Me” is made up of three verses, three pre-choruses, four choruses and an outro.
- Minaj handles the song’s third verse and outro whereas the group handles the rest.
- This song falls in the musical genres of reggae fusion and R&B.
- “Woman Like Me” is officially Little Mix’s second single of 2018. Their first was “Only You” with Cheat Codes.
- Arguments over songwriting credit on “Woman Like Me” led to Little Mix splitting from their record label, Syco Music. Syco is owned by Simon Cowell. In 2011, Cowell discovered the group on his show The X Factor. He proceeded to sign them to his label, Syco Music.
Is there an official music video for “Woman Like Me”
Who sings the backing vocals on “Woman Like Me”?
The song’s backing vocals are handled by its one of its co-writers Jess Glynne.
Does Ed Sheeran contribute vocals to this song?
No, he doesn’t. All he did was co-write the song.
Is this the first time Little Mix are working with Ed Sheeran?
This tune marks the very first time Little Mix and Ed Sheeran have collaborated musically.
What about Nicki Minaj and Little Mix? Have they ever worked together in the past?
No. This song marks the first ever collaboration between Little Mix and Minaj. Interestingly in 2011, before achieving stardom, Little Mix performed Minaj’s song “Super Bass” on the UK version of the reality TV music competition, X Factor. That was their first performance in the competition. Several years down the line, the group goes on to get the opportunity to actually collaborate with Minaj! It is important to mention that this is also the girl group’s first time of working with singer Jess Glynne.
How about Steve Mac? Is this his first time working with Little Mix?
No. Prior to this, he had collaborated with them on multiple occasions in the past. For example, he wrote and produced their 2012 song “Turn Your Face”.
Which album is “Woman Like Me” on?
“Woman Like Me” is a single from the group’s fifth studio album titled LM5. It is actually the lead single from that album.