The Trinity (album)

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The Trinity
Studio album by Sean Paul
Released 27 September 2005 (U.S.)
Recorded 2004–2005
Genre Dancehall,[1] reggae
Length 62:16
Label Atlantic
Producer Donovan "Don Corleon" Bennett, Renaissance Crew, Rohan "Jah Snowcone" Fuller, Steven "Lenky" Marsden, Supa Dups
Sean Paul chronology
Dutty Rock
(2002)
The Trinity
(2005)
Imperial Blaze
(2009)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (67/100)[2]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[3]
Blender 2/5 stars[4]
Entertainment Weekly B−[5]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[6]
RapReviews (7/10)[7]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[8]
Stylus A−[9]
USA Today 3/4 stars[10]
Vibe 4/5 stars[11]
Yahoo! Music UK (8/10)[12]

The Trinity is the third album by dancehall artist Sean Paul, released in the United States by Atlantic Records on 27 September 2005 (see 2005 in music).

It was recorded entirely in Jamaica, with Henriques collaborating with producers on the island such as Steven "Lenky" Marsden, Donovan "Don Corleon" Bennett, Renaissance Crew, and Rohan "Jah Snowcone" Fuller, among others. Explaining the album's title, Henriques pointed out that it is his third album, and has spent three years in production, being "all done right here in the Third World." Also, it could be noted that the album's release date, 27 September (9/27), when divided equals 3 and consists of two numbers divisible by 3.

The album was preceded by the single "We Be Burnin'," which commenced radio play on 22 August 2005. The music video for the single was directed by Jessy Terrero, who has also directed videos for singles by musicians such as Wisin & Yandel, 50 Cent, Young Jeezy, and Chingy. It was featured on the Black Entertainment Television series Access Granted on 17 August 2005 and premiered online on 18 August 2005 at MTV.com. The single itself has peaked at number two on the UK Singles Chart. It also peaked at number six on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 so far, and seventeen on Billboard's R&B/Hip-hop charts. The album topped the Reggae charts on 27 September, selling over 107,000 in its first week, the highest ever reggae debut and single week sales for a reggae artist in SoundScan history. Sean Paul's album The Trinity has been certified platinum in Europe.[13] Since 19 July 2006, the album has sold 1,386,733 units in the U.S.[13] It has also sold around 4,367,750 copies worldwide.

In the UK, Atlantic Records released an expanded two-CD edition of the The Trinity on 26 June 2006.[14] It contained all original 18 tracks on the first disc and contained six extra tracks on the second disc including the singles "Cry Baby Cry" with Carlos Santana and Joss Stone along with "Break It Off" featuring Rihanna.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Fire Links" (Introduction) 0:49
2. "Head in the Zone"   3:55
3. "We Be Burnin'"   3:35
4. "Send It On"   3:38
5. "Ever Blazin'"   3:10
6. "Eye Deh a Mi Knee"   2:58
7. "Give It Up to Me"   4:04
8. "Yardie Bone" (feat. Wayne Marshall) 3:12
9. "Never Gonna Be the Same"   3:40
10. "I'll Take You There"   3:56
11. "Temperature"   3:36
12. "Breakout"   2:59
13. "Head to Toe"   4:21
14. "Connection" (feat. Nina Sky) 3:31
15. "Straight Up"   3:06
16. "All on Me" (feat. Tami Chynn) 4:18
17. "Change the Game" (feat. Looga Man, Kid Kurup) 3:54
18. "The Trinity"   3:35

Charts[edit]

Album
Chart (2005) Position
U.S. Billboard 200 5
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 1
U.S. Billboard Top Rap Albums 3
U.S. Billboard Top Reggae Albums 1
Canadian Albums Chart 2
Danish Albums Chart 11[17]
Swiss Albums Chart 4
Italian Albums Chart 8
French Albums Chart 5
Austrian Albums Chart 6
Dutch Albums Chart 18
Swedish Albums Chart 40
Singles
Information
"We Be Burnin'"
  • Released: 2005
  • Writers: S. Henriques, S. Marsden, D. Thomas, M. Jarrett, C. Cunningham, C. Marsh
  • Producer: Renaissance Crew (Delano Thomas, Michael Jarrett and Andre Saunders)
  • Video director: Jessy Terrero
  • Chart positions: #2 (UK), #5 (Billboard Hot 100, Hot Rap Tracks), #7 (Pop 100), #8 (Rhythmic Top 40), #9 (Top 40 Mainstream), #17 (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks)
"Ever Blazin'"
  • Released: 2005
  • Writers: S. Henriques, J. Henriques, S. Marsden, R. Stevens
  • Producer: Steven "Lenky" Marsden
  • Video director: Anthony Mandler
  • Chart positions: #9 (UK)
"Temperature"
"(When You Gonna) Give It Up to Me"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jamieson, Ruth. "Sean Paul Trinity Review". BBC. Retrieved 1 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Critic Reviews for The Trinity". Metacritic. Retrieved 2013-04-07. 
  3. ^ Sendra, Tim (2005-09-27). "The Trinity - Sean Paul : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-06-04. 
  4. ^ [1][dead link]
  5. ^ Raymond Fiore (2005-10-07). "The Trinity Review". Entertainment Weekly: 74. Retrieved 2012-06-04. 
  6. ^ Caroline Sullivan (2005-09-22). "CD: Sean Paul, The Trinity". The Guardian. Retrieved 2012-06-04. 
  7. ^ Jesal 'Jay Soul' Padania (2007-12-20). "Sean Paul :: The Trinity :: Atlantic Records". RapReviews. Retrieved 2012-06-04. 
  8. ^ Jonathan Ringen (2005-10-20). "Sean Paul: The Trinity : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2007-10-02. Retrieved 2012-06-04. 
  9. ^ David Drake (2005-10-07). "Sean Paul - The Trinity - Review". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved 2012-06-04. 
  10. ^ Steve Jones (2005-09-26). "Sean Paul, The Trinity". USA Today. Retrieved 2012-06-04. 
  11. ^ Rob Kenner (November 2005). "Sean Paul: The Trinity". Vibe: 147–8. Retrieved 2012-06-04. 
  12. ^ Hattie Collins (2005-09-26). "Sean Paul - 'Trinity'". Yahoo! Music UK. Archived from the original on 2006-01-13. Retrieved 2012-06-04. 
  13. ^ a b "IFPI Platinum Europe Awards". Ifpi.org. 2005-09-01. Retrieved 2012-06-04. 
  14. ^ "Sean Paul: Trinity: Bonus Disc: Bonus Track: Repackaged (2006): CD". hmv.com. Retrieved 2012-06-04. 
  15. ^ "Sean Paul / ショーン・ポール 「THE TRINITY / ザ・トリニティー」". wmg.jp (in Japanese). Retrieved 3 November 2011. 
  16. ^ "Sean Paul / THE TRINITY NEW EDITION / ザ・トリニティー 最強版". wmg.jp (in Japanese). Retrieved 5 May 2012. 
  17. ^ Steffen Hung. "Sean Paul - The Trinity". danishcharts.com. Retrieved 2012-03-12. 

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