Fun Facts on Meghan Trainor

By Lara Atson
24 October 2014

The bubbly blonde is blowing up our speakers with her monster hit, All About That Bass!

- The 20-year-old American got her first songwriting deal aged 18 and has since penned tracks for the likes of country pop band Rascal Flatts. “I was so happy I didn’t have to go to college!”

- Meghan gets her dance moves from Beyoncé. “That’s the one performer I study a lot,” she says.

- She pitched her smash hit, All About That Bass, to labels for half a year with no success. She got her big break after music exec and former The X Factor USA judge LA Reid – who’s worked with Mariah Carey – heard her demo and signed her to Epic Records.

- Her body-loving anthem has empowered girls and guys! “It makes me tear up. These girls sent me, like, essays about how they hated their lives and themselves because of their bodies and the way people treated them. And then they heard my song and said ‘Forget it, I’m just going to love myself.’ It’s insane.”

- Meghan can keep up with the boys! At school she played American football for the boys’ team – and she was the only girl!

- She’s a cat lover and has two kittens, Cody and Mittens.

- Her fans are called . . .  Megatrons. “My friend came up with that for me. But then she told me I can’t make T-shirts with it on because the Transformers people will come and sue me. So I’ll have to fix that ASAP!’” she says.

-       Lara Atson

SOURCES: POPJUSTICE.COM, METRO.CO.UK, GLAMOUR.COM, RADIO.COM

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