Amazin' (Trina album)

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Amazin'
Studio album by Trina
Released May 4, 2010 (2010-05-04)
Recorded 2009-2010
Genre Hip hop
Length 53:22
Label EMI, Slip-N-Slide, DP Ent.
Producer Cozmo, DJ Frank E, BlackOut Movement, GoodWill & MGI, CP Hollywood, Jim Jonsin, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, Oddz N Endz, Schife & OhZeem Maxwell Smart, Travis Spicey, Mario Winans, Lady Gaga
Trina chronology
Still da Baddest
(2008)
Amazin'
(2010)
TBA
(2015)
Singles from Amazin'
  1. "Million Dollar Girl"
    Released: January 12, 2010
  2. "Always"
    Released: April 20, 2010
  3. "White Girl"
    Released: June 29, 2010

Amazin' is the fifth studio album by American rapper Trina. It was released by Slip-N-Slide Records on May 4, 2010 in North America.

Background and development[edit]

Amazin' features collaborations from Nicki Minaj, Keri Hilson, Lyfe Jennings, Monica, Diddy, Flo Rida, Kalenna Harper of Diddy-Dirty Money and Shonie.[1] In an interview with BET about her fifth studio album, Trina stated,

The album's official cover art was revealed on March 26, 2010.[3] The vocals of Lady Gaga, who also co-wrote "Let Dem Hoes Fight", were replaced by Kalenna of Dirty Money, due to issues with Gaga's record Label.[4]

Reception[edit]

The album debuted at number thirteen on the US Billboard 200, number two on the Billboard Top Rap Albums, number one on Independent Albums, and number four on Billboard Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums. It sold more than 32,000 copies in its first week.[5] As of May 2011, the album has sold 100,000 copies in the United States.[6]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
1hiphopucit 3.5/5 stars[7]
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[8]
RapReviews (7/10)[9]
DJBooth.net 3/5 stars[10]

An album preview was held on February 19 where critics were able to preview 10 of the 15 tracks to make the album.[11] Many critics complimented on the album's preview stating "Amazin' is catered for the dance floor – something that Trina stated she wanted to hear when she’s getting her sip on at the club. Though we only heard a few minutes of each track, it’s a lot less explicit than usual fare – a sign that Trina might be growing up."[11]

Release and promotion[edit]

The album was first revealed on Trina's official Myspace page.[12][13] Along with singles being released for promotion, Trina released two mixtapes to commemorate her fifth LP. One is named after the album, Amazin' (The Mixtape), and the other after the first lead single, Definition Of A Million Dollar Girl.[14][15][16]

Singles[edit]

  • "Million Dollar Girl", which features Diddy and Keri Hilson, was released as the first official single from the album on January 12, 2010. The music video was released on March 15, 2010. The single charted on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles at number 61 and number 19 on Rap Songs,peaked at thirty-two on the Bulgaria top 40 chart.The song also peaked at number ten in Denmark.[17]
  • "Always" featuring Monica, the album's second single, peaked at number 42 on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles. Despite being the most successful single from the album, no music video has been released.
  • "White Girl" featuring Flo Rida & Git Fresh was released as the third single from the album on June 29, 2010. The video was filmed on June 7, 2010 and was released on July 27, 2010.
Other singles
  • "That's My Attitude" was released as the first buzz single from the album on October 20, 2009. A music video was released for the song on January 7, 2010.[18] Over sea's the song peaked at number seventeen in Denmark.[19]
  • "My Bitches" was released as the album's second buzz single on August 3, 2010, but it has failed to chart.[20] Its video was released in August 2010, after being filmed in June 2010.
Unreleased singles
  • "Let Dem Hoes Fight" featuring Kalenna, was intended to be the lead single but was never released. A demo was leaked before "Million Dollar Girl" and featured Lady Gaga who co-wrote the song and was meant to be featured as well but there were complications with Gaga's record label. Kalenna was featured instead but was not an official single.
  • "I Want It All" featuring Monica was also meant to be released as a follow up to "Always" but fell through. Trina confirmed a video was shot but has yet to surface.

Track listing[edit]

The official track listing was revealed on April 12 at an album pre-order site.[21]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Amazin' "   Young Yonny 3:10
2. "That's My Attitude"   Schife, OhZee 3:41
3. "Million Dollar Girl" (featuring Keri Hilson & Diddy) CP Hollywood, KParn, The Monsters & The Strangerz 4:02
4. "On Da Hush" (featuring Shonie) J. R. Rotem 3:51
5. "Dang a Lang" (featuring Lady Saw & Nicki Minaj) DJ Frank E, DJ KeyOne 4:39
6. "I Want It All" (featuring Monica) Hitsquad 4:04
7. "White Girl" (featuring Flo Rida & Git Fresh) Blackout Movement 3:27
8. "My Bitches"   Schife, OhZee 2:59
9. "By Myself"   J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League 3:08
10. "Always" (featuring Monica) Bigg D, Lamb 3:54
11. "Currency" (featuring Lil Wayne & Rick Ross) Young Yonny 3:33
12. "Make Way" (featuring Lyfe Jennings) Maxwell Smart & COZMO (The Network) 3:53
13. "Let Dem Hoes Fight" (featuring Kalenna Harper) Jim Jonsin, Lady Gaga 3:45
14. "Showing Out"   CP Hollywood, KPARN, The Monsters & The Strangerz 4:38
15. "Capricorn" (featuring Shonie) DVS Productions 3:49

Personnel[edit]

Credits for Amazin adapted from Allmusic.[22]

Charts[edit]

Procession and succession[edit]

Preceded by
Fever by Bullet For My Valentine
U.S. Billboard Independent Albums
May 22, 2010
Succeeded by
High Violet by The National

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Trina Exclusive Interview | My Life, My Style, My Thing | Lifestyle". BET.com. 2010-03-18. Retrieved 2011-02-23. 
  3. ^ "Trina's "Amazin" New Album Cover (PHOTO)". Global Grind. Retrieved 2011-02-23. 
  4. ^ http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/news/id.10694/title.lady-gaga-diddy-nicki-minaj-assist-trinas-amazin-album
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  13. ^ "MySpace.com". Viewmorepics.myspace.com. Retrieved 2011-02-23. 
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  15. ^ "Welcome to". Djquotetv.com. 2010-12-06. Retrieved 2011-02-23. 
  16. ^ "Million Dollar Girl cover". Retrieved 2012-06-22. 
  17. ^ http://www.chartbase.dk/hitlister/chart.php?personlige_hitlister/FRODO/2010-04-14
  18. ^ "Video: Trina – ‘That’s My Attitude’". Rap-Up.com. Retrieved 2011-02-23. 
  19. ^ http://www.chartbase.dk/hitlister/chart.php?personlige_hitlister/DennisDD/2010-01-08
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  23. ^ a b c d "Amazin' - Trina". AllMusic. 2010-05-04. Retrieved 2012-01-14. 
  24. ^ "Charts". Billboard. Retrieved 2012-06-22. 
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