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Meghan Trainor

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Scoring her first hit at age 20 with "All About That Bass," a dance-friendly paean to body positivity, singer/songwriter Meghan Trainor topped the charts with a retro-pop sound that won her a Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 2016. Up until that point, she had already devoted most of her life to music. Born in December 1993, Trainor was raised on Nantucket Island in Massachusetts, where she began making music when she was seven and wrote her first song at the age of 11. She attended Nauset High School on Cape Cod; there she sang and played trumpet in the jazz band, and also studied guitar, taking lessons from Johnny Spampinato, noted guitarist with NRBQ and the Incredible Casuals. In addition, Trainor played guitar and keyboards, and sang with a local Nantucket band called Island Fusion for four years. She attended the Berklee College of Music's Performance Program, a special five-week course, in 2009 and 2010, receiving high marks and reaching the finals of their songwriting competition. By the time she was 18, Trainor had self-released three albums of her own material and landed a publishing deal with Big Yellow Dog Music (who placed her songs with artists such as Rascal Flatts, Macy Kate, Common Kings, and Sabrina Carpenter) before she signed a deal with Epic Records. Trainor's first single for Epic was "All About That Bass," in which she proudly declared she's "no stick figure silicon Barbie doll," and "every inch of you is perfect from the bottom to the top." The pastel-colored video for the song became an online sensation, racking up over 1,600,000 views on YouTube within a month of its debut in June 2014. Soon, "All About That Bass" stormed up the Billboard Hot 100, reaching the pole position not only in the U.S. but throughout the world. As it racked up eight weeks at the top of the U.S. charts, it wound up getting certified five-times platinum, selling over four million copies in America alone; international sales reached over six million, cementing "All About That Bass"' status as one of the biggest singles of 2014. Its sequel, "Lips Are Moving," was also a hit, reaching four on the Billboard charts and earning double-platinum certification -- and setting the stage nicely for the January 2015 release of Trainor's debut, Title. The album promptly hit number one in multiple countries. Her third single from the album, "Dear Future Husband," reached number 24 on the U.S. singles chart. Rounding out her impressive year was a contribution to the Peanuts Movie soundtrack, a co-write on Rascal Flatts' single "I Like the Sound of That" (and most significantly, a Grammy nomination). A few weeks before the March 2016 release of "No," the first single from her second album, Trainor won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist. The following May, she released her sophomore studio album, Thank You, which included the hits "No," "Me Too," and "Better" (featuring Yo Gotti). In 2017, Trainor released the single "I'm a Lady," which appeared in that year's animated film Smurfs: The Lost Village. In February 2018, Trainor released "No Excuses," the lead single from her third album, Treat Myself. As she continued work on the album in 2018, she released a series of singles, including "Let You Be Right" and "Can't Dance." In February 2019, Trainor released The Love Train EP, which was designed as a soundtrack to Valentine's Day. ~ Mark Deming
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    Popularity
  2.   All About That Bass
  3.   Lips Are Movin
  4.   Like I'm Gonna Lose You
  5.   No Excuses
  6.   NO
  7.   Me Too
  8.   Dear Future Husband
  9.   All the Ways
  10.   Let You Be Right
  11.   I'll Be Home
  12.   Better When I'm Dancin'
  13.   TREAT MYSELF
  14.   I'm a Lady
  15.   CAN'T DANCE
  16.   I'm Down
  17.   Badass Woman
  18.   Foolish
  19.   Mom
  20.   Bang Dem Sticks
  21.   Walkashame
  22.   Good to Be Alive
  23.   Better
  24.   I Love Me
  25.   Thank You
  26.   Title
  27.   Dance Like Yo Daddy
  28.   3AM
  29.   Credit
  30.   Kindly Calm Me Down
  31.   Champagne Problems
  32.   Woman Up
  33.   Close Your Eyes
  34.   Friends
  35.   The Best Part (Interlude)
  36.   Marry Me
  37.   I Won't Let You Down
  38.   Hopeless Romantic
  39.   After You
  40.   Good Mornin'
  41.   Just a Friend to You
  42.   Watch Me Do
  43.   No Good for You
  44.   What If I
  45.   Throwback Love
  46.   Mr. Almost
  47.   My Selfish Heart
  48.   Goosebumps
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