#WomanCrushWednesday: Meghan Trainor
She's more than just that bass
She may have just taken a tumble on stage on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, but Meghan Trainor's new album Thank You's going anywhere but downhill, rising the charts with singles NO and Me Too. The earlier track just received an RIAA platinum certification for digital sales in excess of 1 million, in addition to topping the iTunes Overall Top Songs chart and achieving number three on Billboard's Hot 100. All this in a week — Thank You, after all, was only released on 13 May.
Trainor makes headlines for all the right reasons. All About That Bass catapulted her into worldwide stardom in 2014 — you couldn't enter a room without hearing it — uncovering the fact that it was a track that had been floating around various artistes, with someone such as Beyoncé initially turning it down. Eventually, the song returned to Trainor, who performed it on a ukulele for her record deal audition with L.A. Reid. Watch a similar ukulele version of All About That Bass below.
The Nantucket native has also became the poster girl for non-conformity to stereotypes, label demands and peer pressure. Just last week, she pulled the music video for Me Too after realising that her waist had been Photoshopped in a dance scene. She later released the Photoshop-free version on YouTube. Priding herself in keeping it real, we can't help but fall in love with how her saccharine, cloyingly-pop songs reveal a refreshing, unfiltered honesty. Here are five songs she's written for the likes of Rascal Flatts, Jennifer Lopez and Fifth Harmony.
1. Rascall Flatts, I Like the Sound of That
2. Jennifer Lopez, Ain't Your Mama
3. Sabrina Carpenter, Can't Blame A Girl For Trying
4. Fifth Harmony, Suga Mama
5. Rascal Flatts, DJ Tonight