There are different ways and means through which people gain fame and popularity these days and for Trinidad Cardona, it was through one song that went viral. Interestingly, the song “Jennifer” didn’t go through all the studio stuffs that most songs go through but it still went viral on virtually all social media platforms and brought the youngster all the fame and popularity he now enjoys.
In January 2018, Island Records signed Trinidad Cardona on as the CEO of the records, David Massey said he saw potential in the young artist. Could this be just fate or a miracle? Here is all you need to know in details about the Afro-Mexican singer who has won the hearts of many through his voice/song and is making waves on social media.
Who Is Trinidad Cardona? – Brief Bio
After his video went viral, his song Jennifer was on almost every lip and his name was everywhere in the media, and it is only natural that everyone would want to know more about the younger chap that has set the internet on fire. We have done some digging and even though there isn’t so much online about his personal details, here is what we do know about him.
Trinidad Cardona was born on the 23rd day of May 1999 in Phoenix, Arizona. The ever smiling and positive teen was raised by two lesbian mothers. His father is said to be in prison. He graduated from high school in 2017.
Growing up, he faced ignorance and many other life issues which he never allowed to discourage him. According to him, his personal life and experiences is what drives and inspires him to reach out to people.
About The Song “Jennifer” And His Online Fame
Funny enough, the song that got Trinidad the fame and popularity he is now enjoying was not planned or meant to be a real song. He was just singing in the bathroom and his friend began recording him and as soon as he was done singing, his friend uploaded the clip online and what began as a playful freestyle soon turned into a viral hit for the talented teen.
Barely, 24 hours after the clip went online, it garnered seven million views, fans began asking him to make a video of it. Trinidad admitted he had to make it a song after fans made a four-minute loop of the and it got a million views.
Now the song has different versions. On why he choose to make multiple versions of the song, Trinidad said the original version is the one that was looped (fan made), ‘We just put that up because that’s the one the fans favorited’, and the rap remix is his official version.
By January 2018, the song had garnered over 18 million views on YouTube. After “Jennifer” video he launched a Jennifer EP which also included other tracks like “You Are Mine” and “Ready.”
In January, he was signed on by Island Records – well known in the Caribbean for having housed great Caribbean talents like Bob Marley, Gregory Issacs, and many more. The CEO of the record label, David Massey said he knew Trinidad Cardona was a potential star after listening to “Jennifer”, and that he couldn’t resist signing him on the spot. In February 2018, the upcoming R&B star released a new single entitled “Dinero”.
Other Facts You Need To Know About The Musical Artist
Before gaining popularly online via music, Trinidad was already popular in his hometown and neighborhood. Trinidad’s first developed a love for dancehall genre of music before switching over to R&B, thus, he listened to the likes of Tommy Lee, Popcaan, and Vybz Kartel. Another of his music influencer is Michael Jackson.
After the “Jennifer” clip got out on the internet, Kelly Rowland shared it on facebook. He appeared in Alex Aiono’s “Does It Feel Like Falling.”
Cardona’s huge online fan base first came from Facebook, where the “Jennifer” clip that made him popular was first uploaded. His account was once hacked and he had to begin from the scratch to build his audience.
Trinidad Cardona said he would want people to take from his music the fact that it’s alright to be different and to actually be themselves.