Meghan Elizabeth Trainor (born December 22, 1993) is an American singer-songwriter and record producer. Born and raised in Nantucket, Massachusetts, Trainor wrote, recorded, performed and produced three independently-released albums between ages 15 and 17. In 2011, she signed a publishing deal with Big Yellow Dog Music, and pursued a career in songwriting.
After signing a record deal with Epic Records in 2014, Trainor rose to fame with the release of major-label debut studio album, Title (2015). The album debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 and produced four top 20 singles: “All About That Bass”, “Lips Are Movin”, “Dear Future Husband”, and “Like I’m Gonna Lose You”. Later certified platinum by the RIAA, the record passed one million sales domestically. Her second major release Thank You is scheduled for release on May 13, 2016, with its lead single “NO” released on March 4 the same year.
Prominently influenced by the 1950s and 1960s eras in music, Trainor’s music has been noted for its retro style aesthetic. Common themes in her lyrics include subjects of modern womanhood, body image, and empowerment. Trainor’s work has been recognized with several awards and nominations, including a Grammy Award, Music Business Association’s Breakthrough Artist of the Year accolade and two Billboard Music Awards.