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Katrina Laverne Taylor (born December 3, 1974), better known by her stage name Trina, is an American rapper. She first gained notoriety in 1998 with her appearance on Trick Daddy's second studio album www.thug.com on the single "Nann Nigga". She has released five studio albums.
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Katrina Laverne Taylor, better known by her stage name Trina, is an American rapper from Miami, Florida.
Trina was born Katrina Laverne Taylor. Growing up, she lived in both the Liberty City housing projects in Miami and upper-class Pembroke Isle. She is of African American and Dominican descent.
Miami rapper Trick Daddy asked Trina to recite a verse on his debut and in 1998, that track, "Nann Nigga", ended up being the first single of his www.thug.com album. The single became a hit reaching No. 3 on the Rap Charts. Thanks to the success of the single, Trina gained popularity and got a deal with Slip-N-Side/Atlantic Records.
Da Baddest Bitch and Diamond Princess era
In March 2000, Trina`s debut album Da Baddest Bitch was released. The album entered the Billboard Chart at #33. The album`s lead single, also titled "Da Baddest Bitch" underperformed but the following single, "Pull Over", became one of Trina`s biggest hits.
The next two years she spent time with Missy Elliot developing her second album. On August 27, 2002 Trina released her second album Diamond Princess in USA. 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.
Glamorest Life era
Her third studio album titled Glamorest Life was released October 4, 2005, it charted at #11 on the Billboard Albums. 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.
The Glamorest Life sold more than 400,000 units in the U.S. according to Soundscan totals.
2008 – present: Still da Baddest
In 2007 Trina revealed she was working on a new album. On April 1, 2008 Trina released Still da Baddest after it was pushed back originally being planned to be released on February 12.
The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard Rap and R&B charts, and at #6 on The Billboard 200.
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Coke Boys, EMI, Rockstarr Music Group (current), Atlantic Records, Slip-n-Slide Records (former)
Nicki Minaj, Diamond, K. Michelle
Slip-n-Slide Records, Atlantic Records, (former)
Slip-n-Slide Records (former), Atlantic (former), Emi, Rockstar Music Group (current), Sony Music (current)
Eve, Ludacris, Rick Ross, Trick Daddy
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