Katrina Laverne Taylor, better known by her stage name Trina, is a rapper. She was a majorette; after high school she worked office jobs at AT&T, United Parcel Service, and studied real estate sales.
She spent time with Missy Elliott and Chocolate Drop the Digga developing her second album. On August 27, 2002, Trina released her second album Diamond Princess in the U.S. The album spawned three singles, 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, 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. Glamorest Life sold more than 400,000 units in the U.S. according to Soundscan totals. In 2007, Trina released two mix tapes. 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. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard Rap and R&B charts, and at #6 on The Billboard 200. 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.