Born in Nantucket, Massachusetts, in 1993, Meghan Elizabeth Trainor is an American singer-songwriter and record producer who put out three albums on her own by the tender age of 17.
Citing her major musical influences as the sounds of the 1950s and 1960s, Trainor signed her first publishing contract with music publishing company Big Yellow Dog Music in 2011, while she was still in high school, and began her public songwriting career. She has since penned tracks for artists including the Grammy-winning country star Rascal Flatts, reggae/rock/R&B group Common Kings and Hot Chelle Rae singer Ryan Follesé.
She went on to sign a record deal with Epic Records in 2014 and released the acclaimed debut studio album, Title, the following year. Title immediately hit the number one spot on the Billboard 200 and also spawned four extremely successful singles, including Dear Future Husband and All About That Bass.
Trainor has been praised for her unique style of music, which is retro in quality and draws on themes such as the empowerment of women, positive body image and what it means to be a woman in the modern age. It is described in her official biography as being a “blend of throwback hip-hop, classic pop and beat-heavy Caribbean music”.
So popular has her sound proved that the young star has picked up a host of award nominations, including Record of the Year and Song of the Year for All About That Bass at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards. She also nabbed two Billboard Music Awards and the Music Business Association's Breakthrough Artist of the Year gong in 2015. Trainor is now based in the home of country music, Nashville, Tennessee.