Friday, January 16, 2009

Trinere

Trinere (born Trinere Veronica Farrington in Miami, Florida) is a female freestyle\dance\pop singer from the 80's and 90's.

She wanted to be a professional singer since she was 5 years old. After graduating high school, Trinere studied music at the University of Miami, Florida.

During her college years, she was the lead singer for a popular band in Coconut Grove, Florida called "Euphoria." After completing college, Trinere worked with the late Rick James and the Mary Jane Girls.

In 1984, she met freestyle\dance\electro\hip-hop music producer, Tony "Pretty Tony" Butler in Miami and together, they were the first to create the "true" Miami sound (which is known today as freestyle music).
Trinere's first single, "Can't Get Enough" was released on Jam Packed Records, but didn't appear to make the charts at all.
In 1985, she released the single, "All Night" which peaked at #68 on Billboard's Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 9 weeks.
A year later in 1986, Trinere released her self-titled debut album on Jam Packed Records. The album didn't appear to make the Billboard charts at all.
The second single from the album, "I'll Be All You Ever Need" peaked at #5 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart and #32 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 16 weeks.
The third single, "How Can We Be Wrong" peaked at #15 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart and #69 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 8 weeks.
The fourth single, "I Know You Love Me" which peaked at #69 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 8 weeks.
The last single from the album, "They're Playing Our Song" peaked at #13 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart and #67 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 10 weeks.
In 1989, Trinere released the single, "Can't Stop The Beat" on Pandisc Records which peaked at #46 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart.

During that same year, Trinere and Pretty Tony welcomed a son named Brandon C. Butler.
In 1990, Trinere released her second album, "Forever Yours" which peaked at #68 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart. 
The only single from the album to chart was "I Wanted You" which peaked at #82 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 7 weeks.
In 1991, Trinere released her third album, "Games" on Luke Records. It's unknown how or if the album ever made the charts.
The title song managed to peak at #75 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 6 weeks.
In 1992, Trinere released her last album to date, "Trinere's in the House!" on Pandisc Records, which also failed to attract any attention or success.
The two singles released from the album, "Rockin' to the Rhythm" and "Alone at Last" also failed to make the charts at all. 
In 1996, Trinere's first compliation album, "Celebrating 10" was released on Warlock Records.

A cover version of freestyle singer Debbie Deb's song, "When I Hear Music" was featured on the album and released as a single, but didn't make the charts. 
After that, Trinere took a break from the music scene and had appeared to have faded into obscurity.

Her debut album was reissued in 1997 under the title "All Night (Greatest Hits)" on Hot Productions Records.
In 2005, Pandisc Records released Trinere's second compliation album, "Anthology: The Complete Hits Collection" which is available on iTunes and Amazon.com.

As of December of 2011, Trinere continues to perform live, often joining other freestyle musicians such as Stevie B. and Lisa Lisa. She performed at the 2012 Freestyle Explosion concert.

To see a fan-made video for "All Night," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awGLP-7N-6E

To see a fan-made video for "I'll Be All You Ever Need," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijEN3qzjets

To see a fan-made video for "How Can We Be Wrong," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wabeh5FMrUA

To see a fan-made video for "I Know You Love Me," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mW_dZK0GKz0

To see a fan-made video for "They're Playing Our Song," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j88Vx4Bb_1M

To see a fan-made video for "Can't Stop the Beat," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XcKFid0Pgc

To see the music video for "I Wanted You," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhVzDHRZzwQ

To see the music video for "Games," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSdnqlJaz5Y

To see a fan-made video for "When I Hear Music," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42bpmONEZ8U


[updated on 09\07\12]

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