Understanding The Enigma That Is Trinidad Cardona – His Music and Early Life

There are different ways through which people gain fame nowadays, for Trinidad Cardona, it was through a song of his that went viral. Interestingly, the song “Jennifer” didn’t go through all the studio prepping that most songs get but it still went viral on virtually all the social media platforms and brought the youngster all the popularity he now enjoys.

In January 2018, Island Records signed Trinidad with the CEO of the label (David Massey) asserting that he saw great potentials in the young artist. Learn more about the Afro-Mexican singer below.

How Trinidad Cardona Spent His Early Life

It has been established that he was born on the 23rd 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. Much isn’t known about his education but we can confirm he graduated from high school in 2017.

As a kid raised by lesbian parents, Trinidad Cardona faced more than his fair share of challenges. Thankfully, he didn’t allow the issues to mess him up, this has a lot to do with the love and support he got from his parents. According to him, his personal life and experiences are prominent among the things that drive and inspire him to reach out to people.

While he has always been talented, Trinidad was already 16 years old by the time he decided to take music seriously. He explored the art of composing and singing songs which earned him quite a good number of fans in his hometown. He initially did this as a pastime but over time, he realized that he has become popular; such that warranted his pursuit of a career in music. “Summer Love” is one of the first tracks he dropped.

His Rise to Fame and Musical Exploits 

Did you know that the song that ushered Trinidad Cardona into the limelight was not planned or meant to be a real song? He was just singing in the bathroom and his friend began recording him. As soon as he was done singing, the said friend uploaded the clip online and what began as a playful freestyle turned into a viral hit for the talented teen.

Barely 24 hours after the clip went online, it garnered seven million views and fans began asking him to make a video of it. Trinidad admitted he had to make it a song after a fan made a four-minute loop of the song and got a million views. Now, the song has different versions.

By January 2018, the song had garnered over 18 million views on YouTube. After he made a video for the song, he dropped an EP titled Jennifer which included other tracks like “You Are Mine” and “Ready”.

Mere and Trinidad Cardona
Mere and Trinidad Cardona: Image Source

Also in January 2018, he was signed by Island Records, a label 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 said he knew Trinidad Cardona was a potential star after listening to Jennifer, and that he couldn’t resist signing him on the spot. February came and the upcoming R&B star released a new single titled “Dinero”. In 2019, he collaborated with Mere (Meredith Reeves) whom he’s said to be dating and dropped a song titled “Trust”.

Fun Facts Worth Knowing About The Mexican Singer

1. Before gaining popularity online through his viral song, Trinidad was already popular in his hometown. From what we gathered, he first developed a love for the dancehall genre before switching to R&B. Thus, he listened to the likes of Tommy Lee, Popcaan, and Vybz Kartel. Michael Jackson is also one of those who influenced him.

2. After the Jennifer clip got out on the internet, Kelly Rowland shared it on Facebook. Many have insisted that this has a lot to do with the attention the song got.

3. Trinidad 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 scratch to build his audience.

4. The musician is quite an activist and he doesn’t shy away from expressing his take on controversial issues. Here’s an instance:

5. Trinidad Cardona once expressed that he wants people to listen to his songs and realize it’s alright to be different. For him, it is important for people to embrace who they really are.

Fact Check: We strive for accuracy and fairness, if you've found a possible error, be it factual, editorial or something that needs updating, please contact us
Stephen Angbulu
Stephen Angbulu
Stephen’s essays have been published by the Embassy of Ireland, Nigeria. He has also been featured on interviews with BBC News Africa and Daily Trust Newspaper. Stephen has over 6 years experience writing on a wide range of topics from biographies to lifestyle and entertainment. He has authored several articles, journal entries, book reviews, short stories, flash fiction and essays on both local and international media

Recommended

Jennifer Aniston Has Had 2 Husbands and No Kids – Inside Her Love Life

Jennifer Aniston has had her fair share of failed marriages and relationships, and even though she has been married and divorced twice, sources close...

Who Is Miguel Angel Silvestre, Is He Gay and What Do We Know About His Family?

Every actor of non-American origin looks forward to getting the opportunity to star in a Hollywood project as this would inadvertently put them on...

Is Heidi Przybyla Married and How Is She Scaling Her Journalism Career?

Now more than ever, a lot of young journalists have emerged, with each having a unique and dynamic input in world journalism. Among them...

Why Is Gina Loudon Famous and Who Are Her Family Members?

Gina Loudon is one of the many people who worked as a surrogate for the Trump Campaign during President Donald Trump's bid for the...

These Are Miley Cyrus’ Brothers, Sisters and Step Siblings From Both Her Parents

Unless you have not been a part of this world for a very long time, you do not need to be told who Miley...

Featured Today

Ashton Kutcher Had a Difficult Childhood With Twin Brother Michael – Here’s How He Made It Through

Ashton Kutcher is an American actor, film producer, and businessman known for starring as Michael Kelso in the widely-celebrated sitcom, That '70s Show (1998...

Robert Downey Jr’s Wife Susan Is Not His First – Facts About His Marriages and Kids

Robert Downey Jr. is one of the biggest movie stars in the world. His work has garnered him wide recognition as he has become...

Johnny Depp Has Been Married Twice and Has Two Kids – Meet His Ex-Wives and Kids

Though this man is a bundle of talent that we cannot get enough of, in recent times it seems like drama can't get enough...

Here’s What Hallie Jackson Is Up To Since Her Divorce From Husband Doug Hitchner

Serving as the Chief White House Correspondent for NBC is just one of the key positions Hallie Jackson has assumed in her over a...

Dominique Capraro and Michelle Phan Make a Sweet Duo – Inside Their Long Term Relationship

Dominique Capraro is an actor, dancer, and model widely admired for his good looks. Of mixed ethnicity, with a father of Italian descent and...
Fact Check

We strive for fairness and accuracy, if you've found a possible error or something that needs updating, please contact us

Related Stories