I say she was the most unlikely pop star not because she lacks the talent because she undoubtedly has enormous talent but she herself says, she doesn't look like a pop star, I'm talking about Meghan Trainor. At the moment, she has had hit after hit and her biggest one was the first release that she couldn't sell to any music producing company. By the way, for a better understanding and insider information about music and related industry, take a look at the great site http://www.wucc2006.org/.
Now back to our story. Trainor spent four months trying to sell All About That Bass all over the music industry and finally gave up, so she sang it herself.
Meghan has been in the music industry since she was six, she plays guitar, ukelele, piano, keyboard and trumpet. She is also an accomplished singer and songwriter. A lot of people don't also realize that she is her own record producer and that means she is a very good one. All About That Bass was the first single she produced simply because she couldn't find anyone else to do it for her. She started her singing career with a band that consisted of her family members when she was 11. She was a member of that band for a couple of years. The band called Island Fusion and was considered an all-purpose party band, mostly doing covers and her compositions.
All About That Bass was the first single off her album Title in 2015 and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 in the USA. This album sold over 1 million copies in the US. Trainor's music is generally considered or called retro style. A lot of her lyrics and her themes are about modern womanâs interests, especially body image and empowerment. Meghan knows that she confuses feminists hugely with songs like All About That Bass being obviously about larger sized women and their problems in life but then she will write a song like Dear Future Husband and the feminists don't know what to think anymore.
Trainor was asked once who was her greatest musical influence and by the expression on the interviewers face her answer was a total shock. She didn't say one person she said two, she said Frank Sinatra and Phil Collins. She did however say a little later that her vocal style was modeled on The Andrews Sisters which probably had anyone under 30 reaching for the history books to find out who she was talking about.
In 2014 she was voted by Rolling Stone the most unlikely pop star. During the promotion for her first album she said she was trying to serve as inspiration for women who struggle with body image and for everyone who is subjected to bullying. She is quite happy to say that she herself is a large girl and doesn't back away from her size. She has been called by various magazines a poster girl for the larger woman, an anti-feminist, and a radical feminist. She seems to take delight in confusing a lot of people. When she was accused of being anti-feminist they said it was because she seeks self-worth based on the opinions of men.
For someone whose professional career is barely 5 years old this woman has taken the pop world by storm, she has won three ASCAP Pop Music Awards, two Billboard Music Awards, a Grammy and a People's Choice Award. She is also only the fifth female artist in history to follow up a chart topping debut single with another top five single. Trainor is currently listed only behind Taylor Swift on billboards top female artists list.
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