ARTIST PROFILE

Trina

Name: Trina

Birthday: December 3, 1978

Fav Dish: Chicken Wings

Katrina Laverne Taylor (born December 3, 1978), better known by her stage name Trina, is an American rapper. Trina first gained notoriety in 1998 with her appearance on Trick Daddy’s second studio album www.thug.com on the single “Nann Nigga”. Since then, she has released five moderately successful studio albums. XXL Magazine calls her “the most consistent female rapper of all time”.Source Magazine celebrated Trina’s career for the 2012 Women’s History month. In 2013, Complex Magazine ranked “Pull Over” #27 in their Top 50 Best Rap Songs by Women. In 2014, Trina was included in Billboard’s list of the “31 Female Rappers Who Changed Hip-Hop”.

In preparation for her upcoming sixth studio album, Trina released a mixtape entitled Diamonds Are Forever on March 28, 2011. Prior to the full release, Trina released three singles from the mixtape, which includes “Ghetto” featuring T-Pain, “Waist So Skinny” featuring Rick Ross, and “Can I” featuring Mýa. The mixtape was successful, receiving 4.8 million views in two days. In a recent interview with MTVuk, Trina says that her sixth album is expected to be out by the end of the year and that there will be more pop/crossover music on the album.

On November 9, 2011, Trina announced on MTV RAPFIX Live that she is no longer signed to Slip-N-Slide Records, Trina had been signedrce=—Trina on Slip-N-Slide departure MTV RAPFIX Live interview

Trina released a song called “Outerspace,” which aired on an episode of June Ambrose’s new show on VH1, Styled by June. “Outerspace” also features new pop artist Kid Cadet and is produced by Vinny Venditto, and a sneak peek of the “Outerspace” video will be featured on VH1′s Styled by June.

On Memorial Day 2012, Trina released “I’m Back (Back 2 Business)” via iTunes in preparation for another mixtape before her sixth studio album.

On July 4, 2012, Trina released “Beam” via Twitter featuring GunPlay from Rick Ross label Maybach Music Group and Ice Berg, as well as a remix from her mixtape Diamonds Are Forever, “Bad Bitch”, featuring Lola Monroe and Shawnna. Trina stated that her highly anticipated mixtape Back2Business will be released on September 28, 2012, however on September 28 she announced that she has decided to release the mixtape on December 3 due to unknown reasons.

Trina is a co-host on Tameka Cottle’s late night talk show Tiny Tonight alongside singer/reality star Tamar Braxton, Claudia Jordan and Cottle herself. The show premiered December 17, 2012 on VH1. Trina is set to be featured on Brianna Perry’s upcoming vlog series, Girl Talk. Trina released the new single for her sixth studio album on September 15, 2014, “Fuck Love”, which peaked at #1 on “Billboard’s Trending 140” and #34 on iTunes Hip-Hop/R&B charts.

On March 3, 2015, Trina released “Real One” featuring Rico Love, which later went on to peak at #1 on “Billboard’s Trending 140.” On March 9, 2015, Trina revealed that she is now signed to Penalty Entertainment and will release her new album in December on the label.

In late June 2015 Rico Love announced that he would be the executive producer for Trina’s sixth studio album during a behind the scenes trailer for Trina’s “Real One” music video. Trina previewed the video for “Real One” on Love and Hip Hop Afterparty on July 21, 2015. The following day it was released officially on VEVO. Since, Real One has peaked at #98 on iTunes Hip-Hop/R&B chart.

On September 22, 2015, Funkmaster Flex announced the news concerning Trina’s sixth album via InFlexWeTrust.com. Trina’s upcoming album is entitled ‘6’ representing the number of albums she’s released throughout her career. On October 25, 2015, Trina’s upcoming album 6 was announced for 2016 via Twitter. On October 29, 2015, Wolfgang Gartner announced his record “Turn Up” featuring Trina and Wiley would be featured on the upcoming soundtrack for video game Need For Speed. On November 13, 2015, Trina released her single “Fuck Boy” along with a remix of One Direction’s “Perfect”; both spawned very positive reviews.

On March 21, 2016, the 16th anniversary of her debut album Da Baddest Bitch, Trina released a single entitled “Overnight”, discussing the ups and downs of her career including people only viewing her as a pretty face, lawsuits, and label issues that she had to deal with through it all.

Trina released her video for “Forget That” featuring Steph Lecor from the Meet the Blacks soundtrack on April 1, 2016. Within 1 hour the video peaked at #13 on iTunes Hip-Hop/Rap charts.

On July 11, 2016, Trina participated in Missy Elliott’s tribute for VH1’s Hip Hop Honors: All Hail The Queens.

On December 3, 2016 Trina celebrated her 38th birthday by unveiling a surprise EP “Dynasty 6” at a private Art Basel event. The EP peaked at #3 on iTunes Hip-Hop/Rap charts. A video for ‘Watch This’ accompanied the EP the following morning on VEVO

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