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"Real One"
single by Trina
Released March 3, 2015
Format Digital download
Recorded October 2014
Genre Trap
Length 4:50
Label Penalty
Songwriter(s) Trina
Richard Butler, Jr.
Dwayne Nesmith
Producer Rico Love
Earl & E
Singles chronology
Real One
(March 3, 2015)

"Real One" is a song recorded by American rapper Trina featuring Rico Love. It was released on March 3, 2015. The single was serviced to US contemporary hit and rhythmic contemporary radio on March 17, 2015. Trina wrote "Real One" with Rico Love, Dwayne Nesmith, among other credited composers, including the main producers, a part of Earl & E: Earl Hood and Eric Goudy.

Trina raps about disloyalty in the track, while in the chorus Rico Love sings, "All she ever wanted was a real one, but that's so hard to find,". The song's official music video premiered on July 21, 2015. "Real One" reached the top forty in the UK, becoming her sixth single to do so. It debuted and peaked at number twenty-two on the US Billboard Hot 100, staying on the chart for three weeks. "Real One" was nominated for the HRR Award at the MP3 Music Awards.

Background and release

In November 2014, Trina announced her second studio album was titled 6 and set be released in the following year, and the project's lead single titled "Real One".

On March 3, "Real One" was released for digital download on iTunes. On July 20, 2015, Trina premiered a clip for the music video during the Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta aftershow and also announced that she was working with Rico Love on her sixth album and also saying,

"Yes I'm making a music video, it's called Real One featuring Rico Love, I am really excited about it! I'm working with Rico on my new album, I'm excited about that and he is amazing."


Chart (2015) Peak
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard) 37
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard) 62

Release history

Country Date Format Label
Various March 3, 2015 Digital download Penalty
United States March 17, 2015 Contemporary hit radio