Katrina Laverne Taylor aka Trina is a well-known American rapper. According to 2017 reports, she has sold more than six million records around the globe. She rose to fame with Trick Daddy’s album national hit single “Nanna Niggs” in 1998. After that, she has become one of the finest rappers of America by releasing five of her most successful blockbuster hit studio albums.
According to XXL Magazine, “Trina is one of the reliable rappers of all time”. Her song “Pull Over” was also placed at 27th position in the list of “Top 50 Best Rap Songs by Women” in 2013. Keep reading to know more about Trina’s net worth in 2018.
Trina Early Life
Trina was born on December 3, 1978, in Miami, Florida, U.S. Trina’s mother is originally from The Bahamas, where her father belongs to the Dominican Republic. Her parents got divorced, when she was very young. Trina spends her childhood at Liberty City in Miami and in Pembroke Isle, Florida. She went to Miami Northwestern Senior High School. Before being a rapper, she used to work as a real estate agent. Her younger brother Wilbrent Bain Jr was also a street rapper famously known as “GONK”. Her brother was murdered, when he was just 19 years old. Trina and her family went through a very sorrowfulness time after the tragic death of her brother.
Trina was in a long-term relationship with Trick Daddy’s brother Derek Harris aka Hollywood. But sadly death took them apart as her first love was murdered by someone. Trina started dating famous rapper Lil Wayne and in an interview she confirmed that they were engaged and going to be married soon. She had tattoo of Wayne’s name on her wrist. It was also confirmed that she was pregnant with Wayne’s baby but she lost the baby due to her miscarriage. But after 2 years of on and off relationship they finally broke up in 2007. Trina was also in relationship with basketball player Kenyon Martin but after two years they also broke up.
After the success and gaining huge popularity with the “Nann Nigga” single, she was signed by Slip-n-Slide Records for her debut album. In 2000, Trina released her first album named “ Da Baddest Bitch”. Her debut album turns out to be a huge hit and gathered the number 33 position in UK Billboard 200. It stayed at same position for around thirty -nine weeks in the UK Billboard 200 list. The album was gold certified by the RIAA and was placed at eleventh position on theTop R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.
The second album of her own production “Diamond Princess” was released in 2002. This album again turns out to be the biggest hit and was placed at no 14 on the list of Billboard 200. This album gathered the number five position in Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Her third album “Glamorest Life” was placed at no 2 positions on both Top Hip-Hop Albums chart and Top Rap Albums chart. Her other super hit albums are Still da Baddest, Amazin’ and The One.
Awards & Achievements
With her talent and great knowledge of music, she became one of greatest rapper around the world. Her each album was a greatest hit; as a result, she has won many awards and nominations. She has won Billboard Music Award (2001), Soul Train Music Awards (2002), The Source Awards (2004), Golden Trailer Awards (2004), ACE Awards (2010),. From 2001 to 2015, she was ten times nominated in the category of Best Female Hip-Hop Artist at BET Awards.
Her “One Minute Man” single’s video was nominated in four categories at MTV Video Music Awards. In 2014, All-Star Music Award honoured her with Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree.
Net Worth of Trina
Trina net worth is estimated to be $6 million. Her all albums were commercially successful hits which leads her to become a millionaire. Her major source of income is her music career. Her first album “Da Baddest Bitch” was a great hit and sold around 700,000 copies alone in the United States. Her first album earned her about $890,000. Her second super hit album “Diamond Princess” sold 67,000 copies on its first week and her earning was $560,000. Her other albums also earned great success in the music industry. She also owns her perfume and cologne range named “Diamond Princess”.
At the age of 38, she has achieved a successful career and became one of the richest rappers around the world. With her unique style, she gave the heights to hip-hop music. Billboard magazine placed her on the list of “31 Female Rappers Who Changed Hip-Hop” in 2014. She is a successful woman as well as kind-hearted also. Trina started a foundation named “Diamond Doll Foundation”, which helps young girls with their future. This foundation is also in association with the organisation named “the Jingle Bell Toy Drive” that also helps to bring happiness and delight in children life.