The Trinity (album)

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The Trinity
Sean Paul - The Trinty.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 27, 2005 (U.S.)
GenreDancehall,[1] Reggae
ProducerDonovan "Don Corleon" Bennett, Renaissance Crew, Rohan "Jah Snowcone" Fuller, Steven "Lenky" Marsden, Craig "Leftside" Parks, Supa Dups
Sean Paul chronology
Dutty Rock
The Trinity
Imperial Blaze
Singles from The Trinity
  1. "We Be Burnin'"
    Released: September 27, 2005
  2. "Ever Blazin'"
    Released: November 29, 2005
  3. "Temperature"
    Released: February 23, 2006
  4. "Cry Baby Cry"
    Released: May 8, 2006
  5. "Never Gonna Be the Same"
    Released: July 4, 2006
  6. "Give It Up to Me"
    Released: July 4, 2006
  7. "Break It Off"
    Released: November 13, 2006
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[3]
Blender2/5 stars[4]
Entertainment WeeklyB−[5]
The Guardian3/5 stars[6]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[8]
USA Today3/4 stars[10]
Vibe4/5 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.

Release and promotion[edit]

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 The single itself has peaked at number two on the UK Singles Chart. It also peaked at number five on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and seventeen on Billboard's R&B/Hip-hop charts. The album topped the Reggae charts on 27 September, selling over 120,000 in its first week, the highest ever reggae/ Dancehall 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] On April 28, 2006, the album was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).[14]

In the UK, Atlantic Records released an expanded two-CD edition of The Trinity on 26 June 2006.[15] 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]

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
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
Total length:62:18


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[18]
Swiss Albums Chart 4
Italian Albums Chart 8
French Albums Chart 5
Austrian Albums Chart 6
Dutch Albums Chart 18
Swedish Albums Chart 40


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[19] 2× Platinum 200,000^
France (SNEP)[20] 2× Platinum 600,000*
Germany (BVMI)[21] Gold 100,000^
Japan (RIAJ)[22] Platinum 250,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[23] Gold 20,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[24] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[25] Platinum 1,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone


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  2. ^ "Critic Reviews for The Trinity". Metacritic. Retrieved 7 April 2013.
  3. ^ Sendra, Tim (27 September 2005). "The Trinity - Sean Paul : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". Allmusic. Retrieved 4 June 2012.
  4. ^ Archived from the original on 10 December 2005. Retrieved 1 April 2009. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ Raymond Fiore (7 October 2005). "The Trinity Review". Entertainment Weekly: 74. Retrieved 4 June 2012.
  6. ^ Caroline Sullivan (22 September 2005). "CD: Sean Paul, The Trinity". The Guardian. Retrieved 4 June 2012.
  7. ^ Jesal 'Jay Soul' Padania (20 December 2007). "Sean Paul :: The Trinity :: Atlantic Records". RapReviews. Retrieved 4 June 2012.
  8. ^ Jonathan Ringen (20 October 2005). "Sean Paul: The Trinity : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2 October 2007. Retrieved 4 June 2012.
  9. ^ David Drake (7 October 2005). "Sean Paul - The Trinity - Review". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved 4 June 2012.
  10. ^ Steve Jones (26 September 2005). "Sean Paul, The Trinity". USA Today. Retrieved 4 June 2012.
  11. ^ Rob Kenner (November 2005). "Sean Paul: The Trinity". Vibe: 147–8. Retrieved 4 June 2012.
  12. ^ Hattie Collins (26 September 2005). "Sean Paul - 'Trinity'". Yahoo! Music UK. Archived from the original on 13 January 2006. Retrieved 4 June 2012.
  13. ^ "IFPI Platinum Europe Awards". 1 September 2005. Retrieved 4 June 2012.
  14. ^ RIAA. RIAA Archived from the original on 15 June 2013. Retrieved 23 December 2015. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  15. ^ "Sean Paul: Trinity: Bonus Disc: Bonus Track: Repackaged (2006): CD". Retrieved 4 June 2012.
  16. ^ "Sean Paul / ショーン・ポール 「THE TRINITY / ザ・トリニティー」". (in Japanese). Retrieved 3 November 2011.
  17. ^ "Sean Paul / THE TRINITY NEW EDITION / ザ・トリニティー 最強版". (in Japanese). Retrieved 5 May 2012.
  18. ^ Steffen Hung. "Sean Paul - The Trinity". Retrieved 12 March 2012.
  19. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Sean Paul – The Trinity". Music Canada. Retrieved 25 March 2016.
  20. ^ "French album certifications – Sean Paul – The Trinity" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 25 March 2016.
  21. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Sean Paul; 'The Trinity')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 25 March 2016.
  22. ^ "Japanese album certifications – Sean Paul – The Trinity" (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  23. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Sean Paul; 'The Trinity')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien. Retrieved 25 March 2016.
  24. ^ "British album certifications – Sean Paul – The Trinity". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 25 March 2016. Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type The Trinity in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  25. ^ "American album certifications – Sean Paul – The Trinity". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 25 March 2016. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 

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