When Meghan Trainor released her debut song, All About That Bass in 2014, little did the Nantucket native know that she would go on to become a pop music sensation overnight. The song dominated the airwaves, topped the charts in multiple countries and brought her way a lot of mainstream success. This track changed her life forever and was even nominated for two Grammy Awards.
Since 2014, Trainor has been busy making hit music and has spawned many multi-platinum selling songs like, No and Me Too, which show that her sudden rise to fame was no stroke of good luck. She is now heading out on tour and will be captivating you with her beautiful voice when she takes the stage in your city next. So, get your Meghan Trainor tickets today and watch her perform live.
Early Life & Influences
Meghan Trainor is inspired by two Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, Stevie Wonder and Phil Collins. Moreover, she has said to be influenced by popular stars like, Bruno Mars, Christina Aguilera, Ariana Grande, T-Pain, Britney Spears and Jason Mraz.
Raised in Nantucket, Massachusetts, Meghan Trainor was born into a musical family. She started singing at church with her father at age six and wanted to be a recording artist. Trainor then started to write her own songs and later, she began to perform music as a part of the band which included her aunt, father and younger brother. She played with the group for four years before releasing three independent albums between 2009 and 2011. During this time, she also received the International Acoustic Music Award for ‘Best Female Artist’ and won the John Lennon Love Song Songwriting Contest and Tennessee Concerts Song Contest.
Meghan Trainor then met with Al Anderson who praised her songwriting skills. Anderson soon referred her to his publisher, Carla Wallace at Big Yellow Dog Music who signed her to the record label as a songwriter. She then spent 2013 writing songs for other artists and in November of the same year, Trainor moved to Nashville where she got to pen down tracks for Rascal Flatts, Hunter Hayes, Sabrina Carpenter and R5. Trainor then co-wrote a song with Kevin Kadish, All About That Bass, which she later performed for the chairman of Epic Records, L.A. Reid. Impressed by her singing talent, he immediately signed Trainor to the label.
Breakthrough & Recognition
On September 9, 2014, Meghan Trainor made her debut as a singer by dropping her first extended play, ‘Title.’ Influenced by R&B and pop sounds, the EP landed at the fifteenth and seventeenth spot on the Billboard 200 and Canadian Albums chart respectively. It went on to sell more than one hundred thousand copies in the United States and was also approved by the critics as AllMusic gave it four stars out of five.
After that, Trainor released her single, Lips Are Movin’ on October 21, 2014. The song was certified multi-platinum by the RIAA and peaked at the fourth spot on the Billboard 200. She performed this song live on a number of television shows including, ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,’ ‘Dancing with the Stars’ and ‘Today.’ In addition, it earned her a Teen Choice Award nomination for ‘Choice Break-Up Song.’
Meghan Trainor then got fans excited when she spawned her full-length album, ‘Title’ on January 9, 2015. A blockbuster in the US, the album sold in excess of three million copies. On top of that, it climbed to the first spot on the Billboard 200 and ARIA Charts. The album also topped the UK Albums Chart.
‘Title’ earned her a Grammy for ‘Best New Artist’ in 2016 and collected favorable reviews from the critics, as Billboard and New York Daily Times gave it three stars out of five stars. Moreover, the album yielded four addictive singles out of which, Like I’m Gonna Lose You featured appearance from John Legend. The song was nominated for an iHeartRadio Music Award for ‘Best Collaboration.’
Album Releases and Notable Work
The fans of pop music didn’t have to wait long for Meghan Trainor to churn out her sophomore record and on May 13, 2016, she released, ‘Thank You.’ The album was awarded gold certification in the United States and included two collaborative songs, Better with Yo Gotti and I Love Me with LunchMoney Lewis. Better was called an, ‘empowering breakup anthem’ by Billboard.
‘Thank You’ also enjoyed great critical success. The American daily, Newsday gave the record B rating and stated,
"'Thank You' shows how Trainor has become one of pop’s most skilled young stars at crafting songs for her image, but there is still room to grow."
Apart from two studio albums, Meghan Trainor has come out with two extended plays and has spawned eleven music videos so far.
Meghan Trainor Tour Tickets
The four-time ASCAP Pop Music Award winner, Meghan Trainor returned with a new song in 2017 titled, I’m a Lady. Produced by The Monsters and the Strangerz and Martin René, the track appeared in the film, ‘Smurfs: The Lost Village’ and reached the fortieth spot on the Adult Top 40 chart.
Trainor is now scheduled to tour soon. Besides playing her biggest hits, she will also be playing from her latest repertoire of hit songs, so grab your Meghan Trainor tour tickets here and experience her highly entertaining concert live.