Song:All About That Bass
Meghan Trainor started out as a songwriter before she burst onto the scene with the very catchy #1 single All About That Bass in 2014. My guess is this will turn out to be the biggest hit of her career. She was born Dec. 22, 1993 in Nantucket, MA. Her father was a music teacher and he played organ in church. She played in her family band as a teen. Her uncle was pals with former NRBQ guitarist Al Anderson. She began recording at home and she self released a CD in 2009. She finally met Anderson at a music conference in Colorado and he got her a publishing deal at Big Yellow Dog Music. After graduating from high school in 2012, Meghan started commuting to Los Angeles and Nashville for songwriting sessions. She met producer Kevin Kadish and he convinced her to move to Nashville permanently. Kadish produced Jason Mraz among others. After other artists recorded some of her songs, Meghan auditioned for Epic Records chairman LA Reid. He signed her and the single All About That Bass would top the Billboard Hot 100 in 2014. The album Title was certified 3XPlatinum. The song used musical terms to represent body image issues that many teen girls have. And Meghan doesn't have that thin model look that some singers have. The song resonated with teen girls. Meghan won the Best New Artist Grammy. Obviously the album was a big success. She went on tour but it was cut short due to vocal cord surgery. Upon her recovery, Meghan recorded the album Thank You mostly with producer Ricky Reed who is best known for producing Jason Derulo. Of course it's always difficult to follow a huge debut. The single No was a top five hit and Thank You was certified Gold. Of course that's not as good as her first album but that may have been a fluke and the sales of Thank You could be more typical of what can be expected. And even if Meghan's CD sales fall off a cliff, she can always write songs for others like Rascal Flatts who have recorded several of her songs already. She'll be just fine. Here's the video for All About That Bass by Meghan Trainor.