Hailing from Chicago, Illinois triple threat Trinity Home, better known as TINK, began singing in church at the age of 5. She was nicknamed Tink by friends in elementary school and she has used the name ever since. She began writing songs at age 11, including some for her father's friends, and she started rapping at 15. English was always one of Tink’s favorite subjects in school because it helped her become a stronger writer. Tink’s father is music producer and engineer.
As a teenager she would record her raps with her brother in her father’s basement. One of the first songs she wrote and recorded there was a remix of the Clipse song “Grinding.” Tink has released seven mixtapes since 2012. Her first, titled "Winter's Diary" was largely filled with R&B ballads. Tink's latest mixtape in the Winter Diary series, "Winter's Diary 4," features production from Timbaland, C-Sick, Jahlil Beats, and Cookin Soul as well as a track with Lil Durk.
Following the release of her first mixtape, she decided to hone in on her rapping skills and released “Alter Ego.” Her subsequent mixtapes have blended her R&B and rap styles. Tink has collaborated with other up and coming rappers from Chicago including Lil Herb, S. Dot, Lil Bibby, and Sasha Go Hard. 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. In 2015, under super producer Timbaland’s tutelage, Tink released an updated version of the Aaliyah smash hit “One in a Million” entitled “Million” where she shows off her singing and rapping skills. Tink was chosen as part of the XXL 2015 Freshman Class. Other notable collaborations include Sleigh Bells, Penntatonix, Future Brown, Jay-z, Rick Ross, and R. Kelly.