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"Back Together" is a song by American singer Robin Thicke. The song, produced by Max Martin and Ali Payami, features a guest appearance from American rapper Nicki Minaj. A music video for the song, directed by Ben Mor, was filmed in Miami. It was premiered via Thicke's VEVO channel on August 13, 2015. It was made available for digital download and released as single on August 6, 2015, by Interscope Records.

Thicke and Minaj first collaborated on the track "Shakin' It 4 Daddy" for Thicke's fourth studio album Sex Therapy: The Session (2009).

"Back Together" is raging, disco-fired track.

During an interview with Good Morning America, when asked about the meaning of the song or if there were any intended allusions to his ex-wife (Paula Patton) Thicke explained, "Actually I didn't write the song so I can't take credit for the meaning, but when I met with the producers ... I just heard this idea of getting back together and getting yourself back together and, you know, what I was going through at the time I really related to that and connected with it so it's more about the theme of getting yourself back together with love and partnership"

The song was described by Los Angeles Times music writer Mikael Wood as "a total banger, with a killer electro-disco groove ... and a delightfully raunchy guest verse by Nicki Minaj."

Jon Blistein of Rolling Stone wrote, "'Back Together' boasts a bumping Studio 54 disco beat and buzz-saw synths reminiscent of the electro-pop surge led by Justice and Daft Punk. Thicke, however, sounds as soulful as ever, breezily crooning devoted paeans to a destructive love over Martin's catchy production."

A music video for the song was directed by Ben Mor.

Thicke has performed the song on Good Morning America, The Late Late Show with James Corden, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

On May 21, 2017, Thicke performed this song at 4th Indonesian Choice Awards.

Italy (FIMI) Gold certification with 25,000 sales.

US Hot R&B Songs (Billboard) peak position 14, 2015.

Credited cast:
Nicki Minaj Nicki Minaj
Robin Thicke Robin Thicke
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