Meghan Elizabeth Trainor (born December 22, 1993) is an American singer and songwriter.
Trainor’s work has been recognized with several awards and nominations, including a Grammy Award, Music Business Association’s Breakthrough Artist of the Year accolade and two Billboard Music Awards.
Trainor was interested in music from a young age, and wrote, recorded, performed, and produced three independently-released albums between ages 15 and 17. In 2011, she signed a publishing deal with Big Yellow Dog Music, and pursued a career in songwriting. After signing a record deal with Epic Records in 2014, Trainor rose to fame with the release of her major-label debut studio album, Title (2015). The album debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200, went on to sell over one million copies domestically, and produced three top 10 singles: “All About That Bass”, “Lips Are Movin” and “Like I’m Gonna Lose You”.
In 2016, Trainor won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist. Her second major release Thank You was released in 2016, preceded by its lead single “No” which peaked at number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100. In 2017, Trainor released the single “I’m a Lady”, which appeared in the animated film Smurfs: The Lost Village.
Prominently influenced by the 1950s and 1960s eras in music, Trainor’s music has been noted for its retro style aesthetic. Common themes in her lyrics include subjects of modern womanhood, body image, and empowerment. 2016–2017: Thank You Trainor revealed to E! Online on January 7, 2016, that she was almost finished working on her album Thank You. Trainor told MTV that the album was influenced by Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin, and Bruno Mars, and features a collaboration between her and R. City. The album’s first single, titled “No”, was produced by Ricky Reedand released on March 4, 2016, not long after Trainor won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist. The lead single peaked at number 3 on the US Billboard Hot 100. Shortly after “No” was released, Trainor released four promotional singles, “Watch Me Do”, “I Love Me”, “Better” (featuring Yo Gotti), and “Mom” which features her mother Kelli Trainor. The second single from the album, titled “Me Too”, was released on May 5, 2016. The accompanying video was released on May 9, 2016, but was later removed that day due to unapproved digital manipulation of Trainor’s body. It was corrected to the unedited version and re-released the next day. Thank You was released exclusively on Apple Music on May 6, 2016, and saw a standard commercial release on May 13, 2016. In July 2016, Trainor embarked on The Untouchable Tour, in support of the album, with Hailee Steinfeld and Common Kings as opening acts. On February 24, 2017, she released the single “I’m a Lady” for the film Smurfs: The Lost Village. In December 2017, she was revealed to be one of the judges on Fox’s new television show The Four. 2018–present: Upcoming studio album In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Trainor stated that her third studio album had been completed, and added that “it’s really special, my entire family sings on every song and Daryl sings on every song. My father plays the piano and organs on one song.”She then revealed on her Instagram on February 24, 2018 that the lead single off the album is called “No Excuses”, and teased that the song and its music video will be released on March 1st, 2018.