Meghan Elizabeth Trainor is a singer and songwriter from USA. She started singing at an early age and so far, she has released three studio albums. Her breakthrough was the single All About That Bass, sold about 11 million copies worldwide, being eight weeks on Billboard Hot 100.
As of 2020 Meghan Trainor’s net worth is between $8-10 million. She has released many singles and albums, attended many events, and done many live performances.
Aside, her own music, Meghan has worked with many famous artists as a songwriter and singer, and has received numerous awards. Below are some important details about this beautiful musician that you need to know.
Meghan was born on 22nd December, 1993 in Nantucket, Massachusetts, USA. She is the middle child in a family of two brothers – the older one Ryan, and the younger Justin. Her parents, Kelli and Gary Trainor were jewelers, but her father was also a church organist and music teacher.
Meghan started singing at the age of six at church together with her father, and supported by her family. Five years later they bought her some software and she started writing and recording songs. When she was 13 years old, she wrote her first song, Give Me A Chance. For four years Meghan was in a band, together with her younger brother, their father, and her aunt. She sang and also played guitar, piano and bongo drums.
When Meghan was in primary school, the family moved first to Orleans and then to North Eastham. Meghan finished Nauset Regional High School where she was also involved in singing and music instruments. During her teenage years Meghan visited many conventions where production companies were seeking new artists.
Meghan was a finalist two times in a row on a songwriting competition at the Berklee College of Music during her studies. She had a full scholarship for Berklee College, but decided to continue with her career in music. She signed with Big Yellow Dog and started writing songs for others. She also produced pop and country music, as well as singing the background vocals for other artists.
Meghan Trainor’s unofficial debut was the album released by and named after herself -Meghan Trainor – in 2009 when she was only 16 years old. She also released two acoustic albums Only 17, and I’ll Sing With You before she was signed up with Epic Records and launched her music career properly. She released the song “Take care of our soldiers” in 2010 which was dedicated to all American Troops abroad.
How Was Meghan Discovered?
In 2013 the singer met the music producer, Kevin Kadish and they started to collaborate. They both liked the retro music style so it was easy for them to work together. They wrote “All about that bass”, but the record labels rejected it. Troy Carter later became her manager and the song was her breakthrough in her music career. It was eight weeks on Billboard Hot 100 and number One in 58 states.
Her debut album called “Title” was released in 2014. She wrote the entire album with Kadish and it’s huge success paved way further for her in her career. By 2016, the album “Thank you” was released. Although it received mixed reviews, it however reached number three at US Billboard 200.
Her last album was released earlier this year and titled Treat Myself. It started as number 25 at US Billboard 200. The third single “Nice to meet ya” in the album is collaboration with Nicki Minaj. The songs were inspired by Meghan brother’s love life. This last album was largely influenced by ABBA’s music which she happened to listen to before writing the songs.
Her Music Style & Themes
Meghan’s songs are mostly about women, empowerment, body image and womanhood. The music from the 50’s and 60’s influence on her work, so she is recognized by the throwback music style. Her music includes R&B, pop, blue-eyed soul and doo-wop. Meghan is good at a variety of instruments too like guitar, bass, trumpet, ukulele, keyboard, piano and percussion. Currently she is a coach on The Voice UK.
Meghan started her first concert tour in 2015 promoting the album “Title”. This was followed by the MTrain tour the same year. She was diagnosed with vocal cord hemorrhage, and therefore took a break. After her second studio album was released in 2016 she began The Untouchable Tour with Hailee Steinfeld and Common Kings as opening acts. Meghan is to be with the Maroon 5 band on their 2021 Tour.
In 2016 Meghan featured on other artists songs like Michael Buble’s “Someday”, DJ Khaled’s “Forgive me Father” and Brett Eldredge’s “Baby, its cold outside”. She also wrote other artists songs like “You Gotta Not” from Little Mix and “Ain’t your mama” from Jennifer Lopez. In 2018 Meghan featured in Jason Mraz’s song “More than friends”.
Meghan Trainor is married to actor Daryl Sabara. They met on a blind date – thanks to a mutual friend, actress Chloe Grace Moretz. The duo started dating in 2016 and got engaged the next year. In 2018, on Meghan’s 25th birthday the couple said “I do” before their closest friends and family. They married in an intimate ceremony in Los Angeles.
Daryl Sabara started acting since his early age. He is well known for playing Juni Cortez in Spy Kids series. He was a judge in America’s most talented kids TV series. Daryl played in 2009 with Robin Williams in “World’s greatest dad”. He was born on 14 June 1992 in California and has a twin brother.
In 2016 Meghan won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist. She has won two Billboard Music Awards, four ASCAP Pop Music Awards and a People’s Choice Award. The Music Business Association named her a breakthrough artist of the year in 2014. The next year, she was on the Forbes’s list 30 under 30 in music.
Meghan is also a voice artist. She has voiced characters in two movies. In 2017 she was Smurfmelody in “Smurf: The Lost village”. She also recorded a song for the movie, I’m a Lady. In 2019 she voiced the character of the Fairy god mother in “Playmobil: The movie”. She also contributed with her music for the soundtrack of The Peanuts Movie in 2015.
Meghan’s career is everything she ever wished for. However the pressure made her physically and emotionally exhausted, so she had panic attacks and mental breakdowns. That is why she writes songs to love yourself, to accept as you are and to treat yourself. After the vocals surgeries, she suffered from panic disorder. The first anxiety attack happened before This morning show on CBS where she talked about the 2017 Grammy nominations. A friend calmed her down. It was all about the insecurity about her music career and singing after the vocals surgeries. With doctors help she has overcome the anxiety and the last few years she lives in a balanced career life with her family
Meghan Trainor’s latest charity work was during the coronavirus pandemic. She donated money to feed healthcare workers and also with help of the restaurants in Connecticut. She provided 50 lunches daily for 5 days to local hospitals. Her aunt works as a nurse in a hospital, so Meghan knew how the situation was difficult and she wanted to help.
Meghan teamed up with American Cancer Society to help those battling the disease. She attends many charity events, and raised money for Feeding America by her ‘Live from Home’ performances which was assured on various social media platforms.
Meghan Trainor’s Appearance
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The body positivity is a topic she often refers in her music lyrics. Meghan pointed out in an interview for Forbes earlier this year that she had self doubt about herself and felt insecure the way she looks. Her path to music career as recognized performer was not easy because she didn’t feel pretty enough to be an artist. People admitted her talent, but they supported her as a songwriter for other artists.
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