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Trina .

Performing in Baltimore, Maryland
Background information
Birth name Katrina Laverne Taylor[1]
Born December 30, 1978 (1978-12-30) (age 31)
Origin Miami, Florida, United States
Genres Southern Rap
Occupations Rapper
Years active 1998 – Present
Labels Slip-N-Slide

Katrina Laverne Taylor (born December 30, 1978) better known by her stage name Trina, is an American rapper from Miami, Florida.


Early life

Trina is African American and Dominican[2] Growing up, she lived in both the Liberty City housing projects in Miami and upper-class Pembroke Isle.[3] She graduated from Miami Northwestern High School, where she had been a majorette; after high school she worked office jobs at AT&T and United Parcel Service and studied real estate sales.[4]

Music career

The next two years she spent time with Missy Elliott developing her second album.[5] On August 27, 2002 Trina released her second album Diamond Princess in USA.[6] The album spawned three singles, including "No Panties", which became Trina's first release outside of the U.S. and the smash hit song, "B R Right" featuring Ludacris. Her third studio album titled Glamorest Life was released October 4, 2005,[7] it charted at #11 on the Billboard Albums.[8] The album featured her highest charting single to date, "Here We Go" featuring Kelly Rowland. It also became her first single to chart outside of America. Glamorest Life sold more than 400,000 units in the U.S. according to Soundscan totals.[9] In 2007, Trina released two mixtapes. Rockstarr Royalty was released in the spring of 2007 and the Baddest Chick 2: Reloaded was released in the fall.

On April 1, 2008 Trina released Still da Baddest after it was pushed back originally being planned to be released on February 12.[10] The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard Rap and R&B charts, and at #6 on The Billboard 200.[11]

In 2008, Trina created the Miami based female rap duo, Pretty Money, with members Nisha and An-G. The group is to be featured on Trina's fifth studio album.[12]


Studio Albums
Official Mixtapes
  • Rockstarr: Da Baddest Bitch Reloaded (2007)
  • Rockstarr Royalty (2007)
  • Millionaire's Girls Club (2009)[13]
  • Amazin' (The Mixtape) (2009)
  • Best of Both Worlds with Qwote (2009)
  • Trina Introduces Victoria Balenciaga (2009)
  • 5 Star Bitch (2009)
  • Who's Bad (2009)
  • Trick-or-Trina (2009)
  • Trina & Pretty Money present: C.R.E.A.M. (2009)
  • Miss.305 (Best of Trina)(2009)[14]
  • Definition Of A Million Dollar Girl (2010)


  • Live & Uncut
  • With Friends Like These
  • A Miami Tail[15]


American Music Awards

The American Music Awards are awarded for outstanding achievements in the record

Year Nominated work Award Result
2001 Trina Favorite Female Hip-Hop Artist Template:14
2002 Trina Favorite Female Hip-Hop Artist Template:19
2003 Trina Favorite Female Hip-Hop Artist Template:8
2006 Trina Favorite Female Hip-Hop Artist Template:12
2008 Trina Favorite Female Hip-Hop Artist Template:10
2009 Trina Favorite Female Hip-Hop Artist Template:7
MTV Video Music Awards

The MTV Video Music Awards were established in 1984 by MTV to celebrate the top music videos of the year. Trina has received one nomination.[16]

Year Nominated work Award Result
2002 "One Minute Man" Best Hip-Hop Video Nominated
Soul Train Music Award

The Soul Train Music Award is an annual awards show that honors the best in black music and entertainment. Trina has received two nominations.[17][18]

Year Nominated work Award Result
2001 "Pull Over" Best R&B/Soul or Rap Music Video Nominated
2002 "Told Y'all" Best R&B/Soul or Rap Music Video Nominated
The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards

The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards is an annual awards show created by The Source, an American hip-hop magazine. Trina has received one award from four nominations.[19][20]

Year Nominated work Award Result
2001 Trina New Artist Nominated
2003 "B R Right" Single of the Year – Female Solo Artist Nominated
2004 "Right Thurr" Remix- Chingy Remix of the Year Won


  1. ^ McDonnell, Evelyn (September 2002). "Trina: Feisty. Fly. Fashionable. Miami's hottest female rapper is full of fire and giving the men a run for their money". Interview.;col1. 
  2. ^ "About Trina". MuzeMusic. 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-09. 
  3. ^ "Pressure Makes Diamonds". Slip-N-Slide Records. 2008. 
  4. ^ Korten, Tristram (1999-08-26). "Ghetto Glorious". Miami New Times. Retrieved 2009-03-17. 
  5. ^ Phares, Heather (2008). "Trina: Biography". allmusic. Retrieved 2008-04-29. 
  6. ^ Diamond Princess,
  7. ^ Glamorest Life,
  8. ^ Trina - Glamorest Life - Music Charts
  9. ^ Trina and Kelly Rowland - Here We Go - Music Charts
  10. ^ Popjustice - Trina - 'Single Again'
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  16. ^ "2002 MTV Video Music Awards". Rock on the Net. Retrieved 2008-07-18. 
  17. ^ "7th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards (2001)". Hollywood. Retrieved 2008-07-18. 
  18. ^ "Ashanti, Alicia, And Aaliyah Lead 'Lady Of Soul Awards' Nominations". Yahoo!. Retrieved 2008-07-22. 
  19. ^ "The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2001 (2001)". Hollywood. Retrieved 2008-07-18. 
  20. ^ "List of nominees for 2004 Source Awards". USA Today. Retrieved 2008-07-22. 

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Proper noun




  1. A female given name


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Phylum: Arthropoda
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Cladus: Eumetabola
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Superfamilia: Papilionoidea
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Subfamilia: Pyrginae
Tribus: Pyrgini
Genus: Trina
Species: T. geometrina

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