Meghan Trainor is a well known American pop singer, songwriter and a musician.
She is most famous for her hit “All About That Bass”. Her estimated net worth is $4 million.
Meghan Elizabeth Trainor was born on December 22, 1933 in Nantucket in Massachusetts, United States of America. Her parents, Kelly Anne Jekanowski (going by the nickname „Kelli“) and the father Gary Trainor were both jewelers, but never pressured her to continue with the family business. She had a happy childhood, surrounded by two brothers who both love her: a younger brother Justin and an older brother Ryan.
She was only six years old when she got herself interested in music and she started singing with her father at the church.
In her early teens, when she was only eleven, her father was not only a member of a Methodist church, but also a music teacher, a musician, and a lot of her relatives: uncle, aunt, etc. are musicians, songwriters and performers.
The amount of people in her family who were related to the music industry is large and this is the reason why she always had support to begin a career in music: her father Gary was very encouraging and by the time she was twelve, she was a part of the band that did covers and her own songs. It was their own family band.
She learned to play a lot of instruments: a guitar, a piano, a bongo and she also had singing lessons.
Her parents were never afraid to invest in her because they always knew she will be famous. „Give me a chance“ was her own, very first song.
Her family started moving at the end of her elementary school: first to New Orleans, then to North Eastham in Massachusetts.
All of the Trainor children attended Nauset Regional High School in North Eastham. There she continued her musical education: learning to play guitar, trumpetin and she even found time for cheerleading.
She says she loved to occupy herself with as much hobbies as she could because she was finding her focus. Her parents noticed her great talent and encouraged her to write songs, take lessons and they even went that far to build her her own home studio.
She says she is extremely thankful for everything they gave to her, and she claims she could never success if they weren’t her mental support.
At the age of 15 she released her first album and it was all her own. She didn’t get any help to make it: it was all her original lyrics, music, singing…
After that, she released two more, and in 2009 came her debut album simply called „Meghan Trainor“. A local radio station started to play her tunes.
In 2010 she released a song „Take Care of Our Soldiers“ as a support to all of the American military troops in the world.
In 2010 and 2011 she was recognized as a potential music star, going on Concerts, Songwriting Contests and Festivals. Meghan was offered a scholarship to Berklee College of Music and was about to take it when she was approached by Al Anderson who was impressed by her songwriting.
He sent her to a publisher, Carla Wallace, and they signed a contract when she was only 17. She became a songwriter for known musicians.
She later didn’t join the Berklee College of Music because she didn’t feel like it was neccessary.
In 2012 she graduated Nauset High School. The same year she released another song „Who I wanna be“.
In 2013 she was all across the state, writing songs, singing background vocals. She always had a great passion for retro music and relocated to Nashwille.
She met a producer Kevin Kadish who also loved retro music and together they wrote „All About That Bass“ in 2013. Every produce house she came to declined her to record that song so she recorded the song herself.
With the help of L.A. Reid, she released it in 2014 and soon it became a huge hit. This song actually introduced Meghan to people. It introduced her not only as a songwriter, but also as a singer. A lead one.
Her next single „Lips Are Movin“ also became a hit all over the world. Her third single „Dear Future Husband“ has also been recognized.
Her hits from that moment on are huge successes and she is now recognized all around the world.
In 2015 she went on „That Bass Tour“. In 2015 she was diagnosed with a common illnes among singers – a hemorrhage of vocal cords so she cancelled and delayed a lot of her concerts. Because of this, she had to get medical care, but also had to get a better vocal coach and change her lifestyle a bit.
Her album „Title“ was one of the best-selling album in 2015. Her first single called „No“ came in 2016 and it was very popular amongst the young audience, although there have been some rumours about similarities with some of Ariana Grande’s music videos.
She won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 2016. After that she released „Thank You“ and „I’m a Lady“.
In 2016, she started dating a known actor Daryl Sabara. He is mostly known for his role in a children action movie “Spy Kids”. They are now 9 months together and they are doing really well, since there hasn’t been any drama about them yet.
Media says that Meghan’s friends are happy with the way it is now because she balances her career, love life and friendships very well.
Her best friend is Ashley, who is also her personal assistent and goes on every tour with her. Meghan says that she feels a bit lost without Ashley because she is so used to her being somewhere around her.
Full name: Meghan Elizabeth Trainor
Nick name: MTrain ( her brother Ryan gave it to her)
Date of birth: December 22, 1993
Birth place: Nantucket, Massachusetts,United States
Education: Nauset Regional High School, Boston’s Berklee College of Music
Awards: three ASCAP Pop Music Awards, two BillboardMusic Awards, a People’s Choice Award, one Grammy Award
Personal Life and Family
Father name: Gary Trainor
Mother name: Kelly Anne “Kelli” (Jekanowski)
Brother name: Ryan and Justin
Sister name: /
Marital status: single
Boyfriend: Daryl Sabara
Sexual Orientation: straight
Hobbies: Bowling, table tennis, go-kart
Pet own: two kittens
Personal Look and Measurements
Height: 1,64 m
Weight: 68 kg
Hair Color: naturally brown, but mostly blonde
Eye color: green
Bra size: 36C
Dress size: 42
Shoe Size: 39.5
Distinctive Features: curves
Net Worth and Salary
Net worth: $4 million
Interesting Facts about Meghan Trainor
“I’m a Lady” was a song used in the animated film “Smurfs: The Lost Village”.
After the tragical death of Christina Grimmie, who was one of the contestors in America’s The Voice, and who was shot to death at her own concert in Orlando, Meghan stayed at home for two days, fearing it was going to happen to her.
She immediately upgraded her security and raised awarness of how cautious you actually have to be if you are a star. Meghan did not personally know Christina, but she says that every loss in the music industry always gets to her.
Her musical idols were and still are Frank Sinatra and Christina Aguilera. She says she loves older tunes, but also loves strong female voices.
The reason why she wrote “All About That Bass” lies in her personal anguish and all the insults she received in her teen years because of her weight.
She wanted to let everyone know that it’s okay to be curvy and you should never be ashamed of who you are.
She never attended pool parties in Nantucket because she ended up always to be the only one in a one piece swimming suit.
She says that she had a lot of support from home so these things never devastated her, but she admits that they did get to her.
She is excellent in ping pong and go-karting. She used to play those with her brothers and still does when she comes home on s vacation.
Meghan is a huge fan of “Workaholics”, a TV show. She says she would like to have more time to watch TV shows, but she doesn’t. This is one of her favorite ‘lazy hobbies’.
She has hair extensions and does not deny it, and she recently dyed her hair and became a brunette, which was the original way her hair looked.
Meghan Trainor is a famous American singer who was surrounded by music and musicians from her early age and it all led her to become a star.
She is a very positive and a likeable person and her music is known to be positive and without prejudice.