Meghan Elizabeth Trainor is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer who, before turning 18, wrote, recorded, performed, and produced three independent albums. Trainor’s love in singing and songwriting may be traced back to her musically inclined family, with her father serving as a rock. Meghan Trainor has had a passion for music since she was a child, which her parents nurtured and supported. She began writing music at the age of eleven and wrote her first original score two years later. With the release of her major-label debut studio album, ‘Title,’ in 2014, she shot to fame. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 in the United States and went on to sell over one million copies in the United States. Trainor’s music is renowned for having a retro feel to it. The majority of her paintings are about modern womanhood, body image, and empowerment. Christina Aguilera, Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Ariana Grande, Jason Mraz, and others have all inspired her work.
Childhood and Adolescence
Meghan Elizabeth Trainor was born in Nantucket, Massachusetts, on December 22, 1993, to Kelly Anne “Kelli” (Jekanowski) and Gary Trainor. Ryan and Justin are her two brothers.
Trainor was born into a musical family, with her father being a music instructor and pianist, so it was only natural that she inherited the talent. She has accompanied her father to local churches to sing since she was six years old. Trainor began writing music at the age of 11 and began pursuing a career as a recording artist.
Trainor began studying numerous musical genres and instruments, including piano, guitar, and bongo drum, with the encouragement of her father. She began playing at the age of 12 with the band Island Fusion, which included her aunt, brother, and father. Trainor’s compositions, as well as covers and soca music, were played by the band.
‘Give Me a Chance,’ her first original song, was written when she was 13 years old. The family also relocated to North Eastham, Massachusetts, at the same period. Trainor attended Nauset Regional High School, where she studied guitar and was a cheerleader substitute. She even spent three years singing and playing trumpet in a jazz band.
Trainor attended multiple songwriting conventions after being encouraged by her parents. In the meantime, she used Logic Studio to record and develop her tunes until her home studio was ready.
Career of Meghan
Trainor’s professional career began with the publication of her self-titled debut album in 2009. Radio stations in the area gave the CD a lot of playing. Meanwhile, she enrolled in the Berklee College of Music’s Summer Performance Program. She was one of the songwriting competition’s finalists.
Trainor released two acoustic albums in 2011, ‘I’ll Sing with You’ and ‘Only 17’. Following that, she was offered a full scholarship to Berklee College of Music, which she declined in order to negotiate a publishing deal with Carla Wallace at Big Yellow Dog Music.
She began her career as a songwriter-for-hire before transitioning to music publishing. She had to go to Nashville, New York, and Los Angeles for her job, where she composed and produced country and pop music.
Trainor eventually relocated to Nashville, where she met Kevin Kadish. The two have a similar taste in music from the past.
Trainor co-wrote the song ‘All About That Bass’ with Kadish in 2013. Trainor opted to record the song herself after a string of rejections.
‘All About That Bass’ was launched in June 2014 and quickly became a viral smash. The song went on to become one of the best-selling singles of all time, charting at number one in 58 countries. It was certified six times platinum after selling more than six million copies worldwide.
It was named one of the most popular singles of 2014, and it provided Trainor with a much-needed and well-deserved career boost.
Trainor’s debut extended play (EP), ‘Title,’ was released shortly after ‘All About That Bass.’ The album debuted at number 15 on the Billboard 200 and number 17 on the Canadian Albums Chart when it was released in September 2014.
‘Title’ served as her debut album after her three previously published independent albums were taken from circulation.
Trainor’s second single, ‘Lips Are Movin,’ reached number four on the Billboard Hot 100, making her the fifth female artist to follow up her chart-topping debut hit with another top five record. The single was certified double platinum.
Trainor’s popularity had reached unprecedented heights by 2014. In Google’s Year in Search for 2014, she was ranked as the fourth most popular music artist. She was also named the fourth Best New Artist of the Year by Billboard, as well as the 12th on their own 21 Under 21 2014 list.
Trainor released the singles ‘Dear Future Husband’ and ‘Like I’m Gonna Lose You’ following the success of her debut single and album. Charlie Puth’s debut single, ‘Marvin Gaye,’ included her as well.
Trainor’s health problems forced her to take a backseat just as her career was taking off. She was diagnosed with a vocal chord hemorrhage and told she needed to rest her voice completely.
Trainor co-wrote Rascal Flatts’ hit “I Like the Sound of That” in August 2015. She made a brief appearance as a client called Meghan on the show Undateable two months later as the musical guest.
Trainor announced the completion of her second studio album, ‘Thank You,’ in January 2016. The album’s first song, ‘No,’ reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States. ‘Watch Me Do,’ ‘I Love Me,’ ‘Better (with Yo Gotti),’ and ‘Mom’ were all released as promotional singles shortly after.
‘Thank You,’ Trainor’s second studio album, was released exclusively on Apple Music on May 6, 2016. Its second song, ‘Me Too,’ was released the day before. Critics gave the album mixed reviews, and it reached number 5 in New Zealand and the United Kingdom, as well as number 3 in Australia and the United States.
Major Projects of Meghan
Her tune ‘All About That Bass’ garnered a lot of attention and put her singing abilities in the spotlight. The song achieved number one not just in the United States, but also around the world, spending eight weeks at the top of the charts in the United States.
It was certified SIX times platinum and became one of the best-selling and biggest singles of 2014.
Trainor’s debut album, ‘Title,’ was launched after the incredible success of her single ‘All About That Bass.’
On the Billboard 200, the album reached number 15 and number 17 on the Canadian Albums Chart.
Achievements & Awards
Trainor has won multiple honors despite her young age, including ASCAP Pop Music Awards, two Billboard Music Awards, and a People’s Choice Award. She was even nominated for a Grammy for Best New Artist.
The Music Business Association honored her “Breakthrough Artist of the Year” in 2014.
She has a long list of remarkable accomplishments in addition to prizes. She is the 21st female artist to achieve a top-ten first single on the Billboard Hot 100, and the fifth female artist to follow up a top-ten debut single with another top-five hit.
On the Billboard Year-End Charts in 2015, she was ranked sixth in Top Artists and second in Top Female Artists.
Personal History and Legacy
There isn’t a lot of information regarding Meghan Trainor’s personal life available.
Estimated Net worth
Meghan Trainor has a $14 million net worth as a Grammy-winning American singer-songwriter, musician, and producer.