Katrina Laverne Taylor or is very well known for her stage name ‘Trina’, is an American rap artist, singer, model, and record producer.
Stage Name: Trina
Full Name: Katrina Laverne Taylor
Birthday: December 3, 1978
Place of Origin: Florida, United States
Height: 5 ft. 2 in.
Sexual Orientation: Bisexual
Profession: Rap Artist, Songwriter, Singer, Model, and Record Producer
Total Net Worth: $6 million
Katrina Laverne Taylor was born on December 3, 1978, in the city of Miami, Florida, United States. Her mother is originally from the Bahamas and her father is from the Dominican Republic, she grew up in Liberty City, Florida.
Her parents got separated when Trina was at a young age. She went to Miami Northwestern Senior High School and was active by joining the school majorette.
Trina had a relationship with rap artist Lil Wayne in 2005 to 2007. Their relationship was the type that goes on and off, she also shared that both of them are already engaged. Later in their relationship, Trina got pregnant but with an unfortunate event, she had a miscarriage.
During their relationship, the couple had matching tattoos, Waye had the name ‘Tina’ tattooed on his ring finger and Trina had the name ‘Wayne’ on her wrist. After her relationship with Wayne, Trina dated Kenyon Martin, who is a professional basketball player, in 2007 to 2010. This time, Kenyon had tattooed an image of Trina’s lips on his neck. After Kenyon, Trina dated rap artist French Montana in 2012 to 2014.
In 2018, during an interview with The Breakfast Club, Trina had shared that she was bisexual and confessed to have relationship with men and women.
Her charitable works will not stop just by making donations and publicly supporting sectors. Trina started and created a non-profit organization called ‘Diamond Doll Foundation’, that focuses on helping young girls with their life struggles.
The foundation also supports and organizes the ‘Jingle Bell Toy Drive’, in coordination with the Florida Entertainment Summit, for the children in South Africa.
Trina’s career began in 1998, where she was studying to get her real estate license and in an event that Miami rap artist Trick Daddy, wanted her to appear in his sound track ‘Nann Nigga’. The single was a success and it jumpstarted Trina’s career track. She was then offered a record deal with Slip-n-Slide Records.
It was in 2000, that Trina first released her debut song album ‘Da Baddest Bitch’. It ranked on the 33rd spot on the US Billboard 200 and stayed on the channel for 39 weeks. It also ranked on the 11th spot on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums list. It was indeed a success and the album was certified as Gold by the RIAA.
In 2001 to 2003, Trina started to create her second album in collaboration with Missy Elliot. This time, she had more creative control over the album and took the opportunity to express herself. In the same year, she started her own record label called ‘Diva Enterprises.
Her second album ‘Diamond Princess’, was a success and took the 5th spot in Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and the 14th spot on Billboard 200.
In 2004 to 2005, Trina continued her passion in music and released her third album ‘Glamorest Life’. It was in this year that Trina made one of his most successful song singles titled ‘Here We Go’, featuring Kelly Rowland.
In 2006 to 2008, she left Atlantic Records and signed with EMI, which is a conjunction to her first record label company. During this time she released her fourth album called ‘Still da Baddest’.
In 2009 to 2010, she released her fifth album called ‘Amazin’. The album again made success and earned the ranks within the top 15 in both the US Billboard 200 and Top R&B/HipHop Albums chart.
In 2011 to 2016, she made mixtapes and prepared her sixth album. She also collaborated with several known artists like, T-Pain, Rick Ross, and Mya. Within this year, she was able to create a new imprint called Penalty Entertainment.
In 2016 was also the 16th anniversary of her first debut album, in celebration to this, she released her single ‘Overnight’. This song talks about her career experience of being top, low, lawsuits, looked down on, and her label issues.
In 2017 to this present time, she was given a star role in a VH1 reality TV show series called Love & Hip Hop Miami. Her sixth album ‘The One’ was released in 2019, after a delay in production.
Cinematography & Television
In 2012, she became the co-host for the late night show ‘Tiny Tonight!’ together with artists Tamar Braxton, Claudia Jordan, and Tiny.
Trina also had her film appearances in movies like ‘A Miami Tail’ with her role as Alica Strada, and ‘The Cookout 2’ as the woman placing the bet.
She had several appearances in television such as With Friends Like These, The Parker Report, The Mo’Nique Show, Style-City Music Presents, and others more.
Awards and Nominations
All throughout her career, her work has been acknowledged by several nominations and awards. Here are some of her achievements.
She has received nominations in BET Awards for Best Female Hip-Hop Artist, Soul Train Music Awards, Source Awards, American Music Award, MTV Video Music Awards, and MTV Sucker Free Summit Award.
She has won awards in All Star Music Award, Billboard Music Award, BMI Awards, ASCAP Awards, Golden Trailer Award, and Source Award.
Trina Total Net Worth
Trina is a talented rap artist and model with songs that ranks on top of US Billboard 200 music charts. She is well celebrated in the industry by her fellow artists, celebrities, fans, and critics. She also worked as a host in late night talk shows, and has continued to release music albums as of this time. She is a successful singer, songwriter, model, and record producer.
She has a total net worth of $6 million.