Trinity Home, better known by her stage name Tink, is an American rapper and singer-songwriter. Since 2012, she has released six mixtapes. Her 2014 mixtape, Winter’s Diary 2: Forever Yours, was featured as a top 10 R&B album in both Rolling Stone and Billboard magazines.
She was also chosen as part of the XXL 2015 Freshman Class.
Trinity Home was born on March 15, 1995 in Calumet City, Illinois. Her mother, Renae, a gospel singer, and her father, Thomas, a record producer, met in Chicago where they were postal workers. Home was nicknamed Tink by friends in elementary school and she has used the name ever since. Tink started singing in church when she was five years old and began writing songs at age 11, including some for her father’s friends. She attended high school at Chicago‘s Simeon Career Academy where she participated in talent shows and joined the school choir. She counted English as one of her favorite subjects because it helped her become a stronger writer. She started rapping and recording music in her father’s basement studio at the age of 15. At age 16, she and her brother posted a clip of her freestyling over Clipse‘s “Grindin’” to Facebook and received local buzz.
Tink’s career officially began with the release of her 2012’s mixtape, Winter’s Diary, while she was still in high school under Lyrical Eyes Management. In 2012, she followed that up with two more mixtape releases Alter Ego and Blunts & Ballads. In 2013, she released her fourth mixtape, Boss Up, and she was featured on Future Brown‘s debut single “Wanna Party”. In 2013, the buzz surrounding her mixtape releases and her collaboration with Future Brown, which led her to have a meeting with record executives in Los Angeles, California. At the time, Tink noted that she was comfortable staying independent.
Tink’s next mixtape, Winter’s Diary 2: Forever Yours, which was named the eighth-best R&B album of 2014 by Rolling Stone and the ninth-best R&B album of 2014 by Billboard. In 2014, Tink performed alongside with Sleigh Bells at South by Southwest (SXSW), and the acts released a joint single, “That Did It,” on the same year. She also collaborated with Kelela on a song, titled “Want It” and collaborated with Jeremih on a song, titled “Don’t Tell Nobody”. In October 2014, Tink signed a deal with Timbaland‘s Mosley Music Group, an imprint of Epic Records. Her debut studio album has been scheduled to be released in 2015 and was preceded by the single “Ratchet Commandments”. Timbaland made headlines in 2015 by indicating at SXSW that Aaliyah had appeared to him and described Tink as “the one.” Tink would later perform an unreleased track that samples Aaliyah’s “One in a Million“. In April 2015, the unreleased track, now entitled “Million”, was released.
BioGiven Name: Trinity Home
DOB: March 15, 1995
Label: Mosley Music Group