Meghan Trainor was born on December 22, 1993 in Nantucket, Massachusetts. Growing up in a musical family, she began writing songs at the age of 11. After moving to Hyannis, she and her two brothers attended the Nauset High School on Cape Cod, where she sang and played trumpet in the jazz band. She also learned to play guitar with Johnny Spampinato, noted guitarist with NRBQ and the Incredible Casuals.
Trainor also attended the Berklee College of Music's Performance Program, a special five-week course, in 2009 and 2010. She received high marks and reached the finals of their songwriting competition. By the time she was 18, she had self-released three albums of her own material and landed a publishing deal with Big Yellow Dog Music which placed her songs with artists such as Rascal Flatts, Macy Kate, Common Kings and Sabrina Carpenter. She then signed a recording deal with Epic Records.
"All About That Bass" is her first single to be released under Epic. The song, which promotes body acceptance and celebrates men and women of all sizes and shapes, became online sensation and earned positive reviews from critics. "I wrote this song because I myself struggle with this concept of self-acceptance. It was written from a real place so I'm glad that other people can relate to it," Trainor said of the track, which debuted on Billboard Hot 100 on July 26, 2014, at number 84 but eventually reached No. 1 on the chart.
Its music video was directed by Fatima Robinson and choreographed by Charm La'Donna. It features an appearance from Vine celebrity Sione Maraschino.
"All About That Bass" is featured on Trainor's debut album, "Title", that arrived in 2015. The record also generated other pop hits like "Your Lips Are Movin", "Dear Future Husband" and a collaboration with John Legend called "Like I'm Gonna Lose You". Following her successful album, Trainor was honored with the Best New Artist title at the 2016 Grammy Awards.
Weeks after winning her first Grammy, Trainor dropped the single "No" as the first preview of her second album, "Thank You", which is scheduled for release on May 20. The track became an instant hit, garnering positive reviews from critics and making its debut at No. 11 on Billboard Hot 100.