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Who is Katrina Laverne Taylor?

Who is Katrina Laverne Taylor? She better known by her stage name Trina, she is an American rapper from Miami, Florida.

Trina was born December 3, 1978, she is of African American,and Dominican descent.[3][4] Growing up, she lived in both the Liberty City housing projects in Miami and upper-class Pembroke Isle.[5] 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.[6]

Miami rapper Trick Daddy asked Trina to recite a verse on his debut and in 1998, that track, "Nann Nigga",

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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-Slide/Atlantic Records. In March 2000, Trina's debut album Da Baddest Bitch was released. The album entered the Billboard Chart at #33.[7] The album's lead single, also titled "Da Baddest Bitch" underperformed but the following single, "Pull Over",

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became one of Trina's biggest hits.

The next two years she spent time with Missy Elliott developing her second album.[8] On August 27, 2002 Trina released her second album Diamond Princess in USA.[9] The album spawned three singles, including "No Panties",

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which became Trina's first release outside of the U.S. and the smash hit song, "B R Right" featuring Ludacris.

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Her third studio album titled Glamorest Life was released October 4, 2005,[10] it charted at #11 on the Billboard Albums.[11] The album featured her highest charting single to date, "Here We Go" featuring Kelly Rowland.

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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.[12]. 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.[13] The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard Rap and R&B charts, and at #6 on The Billboard 200.[7]

In 2008, Trina created the Miami based female rap duo, Pretty Money, with members Nisha and Angel. The group is to be featured on Trina's fifth studio album.[14]

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Discography
Studio Albums
Official Mixtapes
  • Rockstarr: Da Baddest Bitch Reloaded (2007)
  • Rockstarr Royalty (2007)
  • Amazin' (The Mixtape) (2009)
  • Best of Both Worlds with Qwote (2009)
  • Trina Introduces Victoria Balenciaga (2009)
  • Who's Bad (2009)

DVDs

  • Live & Uncut

With Friends Like These

Awards

American Music Awards

The American Music Awards are awarded for outstanding achievements in the record industry. Trina has received one nomination.[15]

Year Nominated work Award Result
2005 Trina Rap/Hip-Hop Favorite Female Artist Nominated
BET Awards

The BET Awards were established in 2001 by the Black Entertainment Television network. Trina has received four nominations.[16][17][18][19]

Year Nominated work Award Result
2001 Trina Favorite Female Hip-Hop Artist Nominated
2002 Trina Favorite Female Hip-Hop Artist Nominated
2003 Trina Favorite Female Hip-Hop Artist Nominated
2006 Trina Favorite Female Hip-Hop Artist Nominated
2008 Trina Favorite Female Hip-Hop Artist Nominated
2009 Trina Favorite Female Hip-Hop Artist Nominated
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.[20]

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

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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.[21][22]

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

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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.[23][24]

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

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