Meghan Trainor is a singer and songwriter known for her airy and accessible brand of pop music. Her sound is also influenced by doo-wop from the 1950s and blue-eyed soul.
Trainor is like Amy Winehouse had Amy Winehouse been created by Disney or a combination of Katy Perry and Rosemary Clooney.
For better or worse, Trainor will always be known for her song “All About That Bass.” When Trainor is 70, fans will still be coming up to her and singing: “It’s all about that bass. No treble.”
By the way, Meghan Trainor fans are called “Megatrons.”
“All About That Bass” was released on the last day of June, 2014. It went on to be the fourth-best selling song of the year. It also picked up Grammy nominations for Record of the Year and Song of the Year.
Trainor is also known for her appearance.
The singer does not possess the traditional figure associated with pop stars and divas. In other words, she’s not a size zero. This has made her a hero to those with body image issues and/or victims of bullying.
Trainor was born three days before Christmas in 1993—yes, she was only 20 when “All About That Bass” dropped.
Trainor’s quick musical maturation was aided by her natural gifts and her father’s tutelage—he taught music for several years and played organ in church.
Trainor’s first live performance came when she was ten. She wrote her first song by the time she was thirteen. When Trainor was fifteen, she was a finalist in a major songwriting competition.
Believing songwriting was her calling, and not performance (because of her weight), Trainor kept entering contests. She also released three albums—all on her own without the help of a label.
Her performance in these contests, and her independent albums, earned her a publishing deal. So confident were her parents in Trainor’s talent that they told her to skip college and pursue songwriting.
Trainor struggled to find songwriting partners and she didn’t like the commute to Los Angeles. In November of 2013, not wanting to permanently move to L.A., she relocated to Nashville.
Soon, country artists (like Rascal Flatts), as well as artists from Europe, were recording her songs.
In 2014, Trainor wrote “All That Bass” with Kevin Kadish. After no one wanted to record the song, she recorded it herself.
Her first major-label album, Title, dropped Jan. 9, 2015.
A Meghan Trainor tour, officially called “That Bass Tour,” was launched a month later. Another outing, “The M-Train Tour,” got underway July 3.
For that trek, Meghan Trainor tickets were collected at cities all over the United States including New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and Boston.