Singer Meghan Trainor achieved phenomenal success after her hit, “All About That Bass.” But do you really know the star? Though the singer has been spending a lot of time in the spotlight as of late, there are still some things that most people don’t know about her. Here, we present our list of 15 things you probably didn’t know about Meghan Trainor.
Number Fifteen: Meghan Trainor Began Her Career at the Age of Seven
Trainor wrote her very first song when she was just seven years old! The song was reportedly about how much she liked the fact that her aunt married a Trinidadian man whose named was Burton Toney.
Number Fourteen: She Has Some Caribbean Influence
It’s true. According to Trainor, “Ever since I was 7, I grew up listening to Soca, the genre that’s from there. It’s my favorite sound.”
Number Thirteen: Meghan Trainor Wrote a Hit Song in Eight Minutes
According to Trainor, it only took her eight minutes to write “Lips Are Moving.” “All About That Bass” only took 45 minutes to write. This means her two biggest hits were written in just an hour.
Number Twelve: She Is Multi-Talented
Trainor can not only sing and write music, but she can also play the piano, the ukulele, and the trumpet! Impressive.
Number Eleven: She Was Shocked by the Success of “All About That Bass”
Trainor said that she was extremely nervous about writing the song. The song was originally titled “All Bass, No Treble,” but Trainor wanted to change it because “…it’s, like, swag. It’s cool. It’s what us kids say.”
Number Ten: Her Biggest Hit Was Passed Up by Other Artists
According to Digital Spy, artists like Beyonce and Adele passed on Trainor’s biggest hit, “All About That Bass.” She was then able to sing the song, which she also wrote, as mentioned above.
Number Nine: Her Mom Is Not a Fan of “All About That Bass”
In fact, Trainor’s mom actually thinks it is annoying! She has admitted that she became sick of the song, although Trainor has said that she still love it since her daughter sings it.
Number Eight: She Does Not Hate Skinny Girls
Trainor has penned lyrics like “I’m bringing booty back / Go ahead and tell them skinny b****es,” so many people have speculated that she does not like skinny girls. However, she has said that this is not actually true and that she wrote those lyrics to send the message that she’s comfortable with her size.
Number Seven: She Got a Music Deal in High School
Country music producer Big Yellow dog discovered Trainor at a songwriting convention. She was then flown to Nashville, Tennessee to audition, and she was signed as soon as she turned 18 years old.
Number Six: She Loves Sam Smith
Both Trainor and Smith soared to fame and popularity in 2014, and Trainor has said that she really liked him. She even said that she “…listened to his album hundreds and hundreds of times…”.
Number Five: She Hates Going to the Beach
Trainor has admitted that she is a skilled swimmer; however, she would rather hang out by pools than the beach, and she does not like to tan. However, she does enjoy scuba diving and snorkeling.
Number Four: She Missed Almost Three Years of School Due to a Sickness
It’s true. In middle school, Trainor came down with a very severe cough that she developed from a mold, and she had to miss almost three years of school because she was sick.
Number Three: Her Parents Have a Pretty Serious Age Difference
Trainor admitted in an interview that her parents have a 20 year age gap between them. She has been very private about her own dating life, though.
Number Two: She Has Been in a Volcano
Trainor was in Hawaii and got the opportunity to go inside a dormant volcano and actually walk in it! Now that’s daring!
Number One: Her Hair Has Changed Colors Naturally
Meghan Trainor has admitted that she was actually born with black hair. By the time she was four years old, it was blonde, having transitioned through brown and red first.