Tuesday, 27 January 2015

It's all about the bass

It's all about the bass !!!!

Here is a young Lady who has made a huge splash in the pool of Musical  heaven ! Her name is MEGHAN TRAINER a young singer songwriter from the USA.

Here is her story bellow .......

Meghan Trainor

Background information
Birth name Meghan Elizabeth Trainor
Born December 22, 1993 (age 21)
Nantucket, Massachusetts, U.S.
Modern pop 

She is a...
Singer-songwriter record producer
Instruments she plays are...
banjo bass guitar keyboard percussion piano trumpet ukulele & Vocals
Years active 2008–present
Labels Epic
Website www.meghan-trainor.com
Meghan Elizabeth Trainor (born December 22, 1993) is an American singer-songwriter and record producer. 
She started  singing songs at the age of 6 and songwriting at age 11. She later joined a band called Island Fusion and a jazz band at high school. At the age of 15, Trainor produced and released a self-titled album. She went to the Berklee College of Music and found success at a variety of songwriting contests across the United States.
Then in 2011, she released two acoustic albums, I'll Sing with You and Only 17. This song earned her a song publishing deal with Big Yellow Dog Music, where she wrote for Rascal Flatts and Sabrina Carpenter, among others.
In February 2014, Meghan was signed to Epic Records by L.A. Reid after performing her song "All About That Bass" on the ukulele for him. The song was later championed by Reid as Meghan's debut single and saw a release on June 30, 2014. "All About That Bass" became a best-selling single. It was number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 for eight consecutive weeks. The single preceded Meghan's debut EP Title, which debuted at number 15 on the Billboard 200 in September 2014. Meghan's second single, "Lips Are Movin", marked her second consecutive top five hit on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number four. Her debut album, Title, was released on January 9, 2015.

Meghan's music is known as bubblegum pop,  Her lyrics mainly deal with subjects of 21st-century womanhood and self-empowerment. Meghan's work has been recognized with a variety of award nominations, including Record of the Year and Song of the Year for "All About That Bass" at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards.

Meghan Elizabeth Trainor was born on December 22, 1993, in Nantucket, Massachusetts. Her parents, Gary and Kellie Trainor, are the owners of jewelry boutique, Jewel of the Isle. Their boutique specializes in Nantucket-themed diamond-encrusted jewelry. Outside their business, Meghan's father taught music for eight years and being a musician all his life, plays organ in a Methodist church. Meghan's mother runs her Facebook page. She has an older brother, Ryan (born 1992), and a younger brother, Justin; and considers Ryan to be her "twin". As a baby, her mother would sing her lullabies and "get totally freaked out" when she started singing them back in harmony. Meghan began singing at the age of six, and writing songs at age 11.
 She told her father at this age that she had an "awesome voice and needed to record it". According to Meghan, radio became "her life" when she was growing up. She played American football between her third and fifth grade at school and her first live performance was in 2004 at the wedding of her aunt and uncle, Lisa and Burton Toney, where she played the song "Heart and Soul" from the piano. At the age of 12, Meghan started performing professionally. She was in a band called Island Fusion, which comprised her parents, younger brother, aunt and uncle. They performed at local bars and Nantucket watering holes. By age 13, Meghan wrote her first song, "Give Me a Chance". The same year, Meghan's parents bought her  the software  GarageBand, from which she started producing music.  Meghan's father would hand her a guitar and say, "Here's a couple of chords," and she would return to him knowing the chords with a complete written song , Her father insisted that she write for every genre, to which her mother said she "did a lot by ear". Meghan was raised in Nantucket until later in her eighth grade of high school before her family temporarily moved to in Orleans, Massachusetts, and then re-located to North Eastham, Massachusetts, where her parents bought a house. Meghan and her siblings attended Nauset Regional High School there. She developed her musical talent playing alongside NRBQ members, Johnny and Joey Spampinato, and took guitar lessons , She was a member of a jazz band for three years during high school and would develop music at a studio from home. During this time, Meghan obtained her nickname, Singer Girl.

At the age of 15, Meghan enrolled at the Berklee College of Music. She attended a five-week course at the college in 2009 and 2010, receiving high marks and reaching the finals of their songwriting competition. That year, Meghan home-produced her  debut album from GarageBand. In 2009, Meghan's parents "dragged" her to songwriting conventions. Her father stated that Meghan "thought she was one of the chubby girls who would never be an artist" and for this reason she stuck to song publishing. Meghan's self-titled album was followed-up by two acoustic albums in 2011, I'll Sing with You and Only 17; All three albums were self-released. The former was finished in December 2010, and the latter was a  pop album with influences of jazz and country. Meghan collaborated with her father on three jazz-influenced songs featured on Only 17. Throughout 2010 and 2011, Meghan established herself as a singer-songwriter, achieving success songwriting contests held across the United States. She self-released a song, "Take Care of Our Soldiers," to which all proceeds went to the United Service Organizations. Meghan performed twice at the Bluebird Cafe and toured the Belmont University in 2011. Only 17 was then handed to NRBQ member Al Anderson at a songwriters expo in Durango. Anderson passed on the album to Carla Wallace of Big Yellow Dog Music who offered Meghan a publishing deal at the age of 17. Meghan's parents encouraged her to pass up college for the publishing deal, quipping, "You can learn more with this job than you can in a classroom".Which is often the case, She then decided to write songs and travel. Meghan later dropped out at Berklee due to creative differences with students and professors at the college. She felt she was capable enough to accomplish herself as a songwriter, and left before her last class, stating, "I know how to write a song".
Following her deal with Big Yellow Dog, Meghan endured "a struggle" as a songwriter where no one in Los Angeles wanted to write with her.(God knows why ) At the age of 19, Meghan became frustrated with the long-distance travelling she did to pursue her career; she traveled by boat, and then two hours by car and six hours by plane to arrive in Los Angeles for her songwriting sessions. Meghan's parents did not want her to move to Los Angeles because they felt that the move would be "terrifying" and expensive. However, with the publishing income Meghan earned, she could afford to move to Nashville, Tennessee, instead. That year, she attained her first songwriting cuts by writing for recording artists from Italy and Denmark, and then writing the lead single for American teen actress Sabrina Carpenter's debut extended play (EP), Can't Blame a Girl for Trying (2014). In Nashville, she started writing with Shay Mooney of country duo Dan + Shay, where the pair would go on to write two songs for country group Rascal Flatts' Rewind (2014). Meghan also wrote for country singer Hunter Hayes and American band R5. Outside her songwriting career, Meghan would sing lead and backing vocals for the demos of some artists. Meghan said "I was writing all these country songs, but I thought, 'This isn't really my kind of music'". In April 2013, Meghan met songwriter and producer Kevin Kadish through a mutual friend in Nashville who arranged that the two come together for a songwriting session. Meghan described meeting Kadish as "finding your favorite songwriter," and told the Cape Cod Times, "After two years of writing for so many people, I finally found someone that is like me but in another body". She moved to Nashville in November 2013. During this time, Meghan was aspiring to become a recording artist by age 25 as she felt by that time she would know what her style of music should sound like. In an interview with CBS Radio, she recalled telling her father: "I'm going to be a pop star, but not yet. I gotta get in good shape and get sexy, because sex sells. I'll wait until I'm 25 and can handle it".What a wise move !

2014–present: Breakthrough with Title
Meghan Trainor performing on stage with blue stage lighting shining upon her
Meghan performing in Philadelphia during the Jingle Ball Tour 2014.
Kadish and Trainor went on to write a song together, "All About That Bass".It became a huge hit ! The pair offered the track to various record labels and recording artists, including Beyonc√© and Adele, to which they proved unsuccessful. Meghan then recorded the song herself, and performed it on the ukulele to Epic Records chairman L.A. Reid. In February 2014, Reid signed Meghan to Epic and championed "All About That Bass" as her debut single. Troy Carter was assigned as Meghan's manager. "All About That Bass" was released on June 30, 2014, and its music video rose to prominence as a viral hit. The track went on to top the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 for eight non-consecutive weeks. The result made Meghan the 21st female artist in Billboard history to top the chart with their debut hit. The song bettered Michael Jackson's seven-week record with "Billie Jean" (1983) and "Black or White" (1991) for the longest-reigning number one by an Epic artist. It made British chart history, becoming the first single to chart within the top 40 of the UK Singles Chart, without any contributing digital or physical sales, but with streaming points alone. It tied Clean Bandit's "Rather Be" as the longest-running number-one of 2014 in the United Kingdom, spending four consecutive weeks at  the top of the chart. "All About That Bass" reached number one in 58 countries and became one of the best-selling singles of all-time, with worldwide sales in excess of six million copies as of December 2014.

"All About That Bass" preceded Meghan's debut extended play (EP), Title, released on September 9, 2014. It was composed entirely by Trainor and Kadish, and peaked at number 15 on the Billboard 200 and number 17 on the Canadian Albums Chart. Meghan followed-up the success of "All About That Bass" with her second single, "Lips Are Movin", released on October 21, 2014. The song's music video was commissioned by Hewlett-Packard who later endorsed Meghan as part of a promotional campaign for their HP Pavilion product. The single became Meghan's second consecutive top five hit on the Billboard Hot 100, where it peaked at number four. "Lips Are Movin" marked her second top 10 hit in Australia and Canada, and third in New Zealand. Meghan popularized herself during this time by performing cover versions on the ukulele of Sam Smith's "Stay with Me", Justin Bieber's "Mistletoe", and Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off". She wrote and self-produced a song, called "I'll Be Home", for a Christmas compilation EP, I'll Be Home for Christmas. The EP was released on November 17, 2014, and the track was praised by critics and reached number five on the U.S. Adult Contemporary Songs chart. Meghan also co-wrote American girl band Fifth Harmony's single "Sledgehammer". In November 2014, she appeared as a guest mentor on the seventh season of American series The Voice. Meghan was nominated for New Artist of the Year at the American Music Awards and Favorite Breakout Artist at the People's Choice Awards. "All About That Bass" received nominations for Best Song with a Social Message at the MTV Europe Music Awards, Favorite Song at the People's Choice Awards, and Record of the Year and Song of the Year at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards.Meghan was listed as the fourth most Trending Music Artist in Google's Year in Search for 2014. Billboard ranked her as the fourth best new artist of the year, and placed Meghan 12th on their on 21 Under 21 2014 list.
Sony Music Entertainment requested that Meghan's previous publisher, Big Dog Yellow Music, pull Meghan's three self-released albums from circulation in the build-up to her major label debut, Title. As a result, Title serves and is recognized as Meghan's debut studio album. It acts as a full-length replacement of her EP of the same name, and was released on January 9, 2015. The album's supporting and Meghan's first headlining concert tour, That Bass Tour, is scheduled to begin on February 11, 2015, with Australian band Sheppard as its opening act.
We wish Meghan a very happy musical career for the future, What a great artist ! 

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