Ms. Triniti

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Ms. Triniti
Birth name Jeanette-Triniti Marilyn Bhaguandas
Also known as Triniti Bhaguandas
Born (1978-03-06) March 6, 1978 (age 39)
Origin Trinidad
United States
Genres Soca fusion, Dancehall, Reggae, Pop
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Singer-songwriter, Dancer
Years active 2003–present
Labels Sony/Columbia (2003–2004)
Nicetunes UK (2005)
Unseen Lab (2004–present)
EMI Japan (2005–2008)
Universal Music Canada (2009 – present)Get Up Concertii Italy (2010 – present)
Sony/ATV Music Publishing (2010 - present)
Associated acts Sean Paul, Tami Chynn, Natasia, Shaggy, Rihanna
Website Official Website

Jeanette-Triniti Marilyn Bhaguandas (born March 6, 1978), better known by her stage name Ms. Triniti, is a Soca - Ragga - fusion singer-songwriter who mixes the Soca, dancehall, reggae and pop genres.

She is an independent artist, though has had two Top 20 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop sales singles, two Top 5 singles in Jamaica, two of which reached number 1, as well as four studio albums on EMI/Japan to date.

Early life[edit]

Bhaguandas was born in London, England, to a Trinidadian father and an American mother. She spent her childhood years mostly in England, but traveling back and forth between Trinidad. She currently resides in Los Angeles. Her family name is Paguandas but was later changed to Bhaguandas by her father.

Career[edit]

Ms. Triniti was signed to Sony/Columbia Records in 2003, but the album was never released. The recorded single became an underground hit in Japan and was followed with the album Ragga Hop[1] which spent four weeks at number 1 on the HMV Reggae album charts. Soca Ragga Hop was later released on EMI/Japan in 2005.[2] The album peaked at 39 on the Japanese Oricon Chart. Ms. Triniti was also signed to Sony Publishing Japan. Her second single, "Bongce Along" feat. E-Dee, produced by Qmillion, became a number 5 hit on Jamaica’s Top 30 Singles chart in 2007, reached top 20 Billboard R&B/Hip Hop Sales Chart[3] and earned her the Nomination for "Best New Artist" at Jamaica’s EME awards. She has performed all over the world, including Germany, Italy, Ghana, Jamaica, Switzerland, Canada, Trinidad and Japan, has toured with Sean Paul, opened for Ja Rule, Fat Joe, Lil Wayne, Ludacris, T-Pain, Omarion and Beenie Man. Ms. Triniti collaborations include her current single, "Lockdown" featuring Vybz Kartel which reached number 7 on Jamaica's Top 30 singles chart.[4] "Burnin Burnin" feat Beenie Man, which spent two weeks at number 1 on Jamaica's Video charts (December 2008),[5] and became her first number-one song on Jamaica's Top 30 Dancehall Singles Chart.[6] Recently Ms Triniti hit number 1 again in Jamaica with her hit "If I was ur Girl". The song spent two weeks on the Dancehall Top 25,[6] Hype TV's Top 10 video chart and Reggae Video Alley Top 10. Other collaborations include "Love It Like That" with Cham on his Ghetto Story album in 2006, "Never gonna Know" feat Da'ville and "1000 Lifetimes" with Beenie Man, 2008.

Ms Triniti is set to release her fifth studio album in Japan on Nippon Crown Records on May 31, 2012. The album is entitled Ragga Lovers. [7]

Ms. Triniti’s music has been featured in numerous movies and TV shows, including: Zoom,[8] featuring "Big Ups"; Two for the Money,[9] featuring "Big Ups"; Like Mike II featuring "Dangerous"; The Boys & Girls Guide to Getting Down,[10] featuring "Big Ups" and "Na ga Hold us Back"; Nadine in Dateland,[11] featuring "Big Ups"; Yellow,[12] featuring "Bongce Along"; Center Stage Two,[13] featuring "Wi Burnin" and "Technique"; Khloe and Khourtney Take Miami, feat "Burnin Burnin" and "If I was ur Girl"; Keeping Up with the Kardashians, featuring "You're the Bomb" by DNC featuring Ms. Triniti; DollHouse;[14] Canada's Next Top Model.[15]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 2005: Ragga Hop
  • 2006: Do or Dare
  • 2007: The Naked Truth
  • 2009: Warrior Princess

Singles[edit]

  • 2006 "Bongce Along" feat. E-Dee | Unseen Lab | ULR44912
  • 2007 "Woy Yoy Yoy" | Trinigirl Music/Unseen Lab | ULR44932
  • 2008 "Burnin Burnin" feat. Beenie Man | Trinigirl Music/Unseen Lab | ULR44962
  • 2009 "Mr Deejay" | Trinigirl Music/EMI
  • 2010 "Lockdown" feat. Vybz Kartel | Heart 2 Art Music
  • 2011 "If I Was Your Girl" | Unseen Lab | ULR45901

Videos[edit]

  • 2004 Based On A True Story
  • 2005 Fa Da Love Of Da Dancehall
  • 2005 Any Weh You Like It
  • 2005 I Remember
  • 2006 Bongce Along feat. E-Dee
  • 2007 Wi Burnin (Woy Yoy Yoy)
  • 2008 Burnin Burnin feat. Beenie Man
  • 2009 Mr. Deejay
  • 2010 Lockdown feat. Vybz Kartel
  • 2011 If I Was Your Girl

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Film Role Notes
2010 Six Days in Paradise[16] Soprano Vocalist (in Miata) Film Debut
2011 Out the Gate[17] Herself

Awards[edit]

Won[edit]

Nominations[edit]

  • 2008 Jamaica's EME Awards (Excellence in Music and Entertainment Awards) - Best New Female Artist[20]
  • 2012 Tanzania Music Awards - Best Ragga/Dancehall Song ('Good look' with AY)[21]

References[edit]

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