Meghan Trainor was born on December 22, 1993 in Nantucket, Massachusetts.
She is the daughter of Gary and Kelli Trainor, the owners of jewelry stores in Nantucket. She has two brothers — Ryan and Justin.
Her father was also a music teacher and musician, and plays the organ in a Methodist church. Her great uncle, Bob Lapalm, was a member of the rock band NRBQ. Her aunt and uncle, Lisa and Burton Toney, are performers and composers of soca music.
Meghan Trainor began to sing at the age of six with her father in the church. From the age of 11, she composed songs. At age 13, her parents bought her a computer to facilitate her musical composition. In addition to singing, she plays guitar, keyboards, trumpet, ukelele and percussion. Her first public performance was in 2004 at the wedding of her aunt and uncle.
The family moved to Hyannis, Massachusetts, so that along with her brothers they could attend the Nauset Regional High School in North Eastham. For three years, she was part of football teams and she was the only girl. Meghan was also a member of a jazz band.
They moved to Nashville full time when she was 16. She signed a contract as a songwriter with Big Yellow Dog shortly after turning 18 while still attending high school. She wrote songs for artists like Rascal Flatts and Sabrina Carpenter.
Influence and music
Influenced by the music and style of the 1950s and 1960s, her lyrics include themes of modern womanhood. She has nominated Frank Sinatra and Christina Aguilera as her main musical influences and also recognizes inspiration in the work of Stevie Wonder and Phil Collins and Beyoncé. In 2011, she wrote and self-released two albums.
First studio Album
Meghan Trainor then signed with Epic Records, where she released as a soloist the song All About That Bass, which became his first No. 1 single in the United States on the top Billboard Hot 100, and performed strongly in countries such as Australia, Canada, Denmark and New Zealand. She jumped to international fame with the release of her first studio album, Title (2015), which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and produced three top 10 singles: All About That Bass, Lips Are Movin and Like I’m Gonna Lose You .
She’s the author of the Fifth Harmony single, Sledgehammer. At the end of November 2014 the video clip of her second promotional theme, Lips Are Movin’ premiered. On May 17, 2015, she managed to win her first Billboard Award in the category “Better Song of the Top 100”. On July 2015, Meghan Trainor released the music video for her song Like I’m Gonna Lose You.