VICTORIA SANUSI 

A song rejected by Beyoncé and Adele turns Meghan Trainor into overnight pop sensation. The ‘All About The Bass’ singer has started her music career positively, charting number 1 in 58 countries.

Her second album ‘Title’ debuted at No. 1 on the Billbftoard 2000 in January. It’s a bubblegum pop, blued- eye soul and doo-wop compilation that the charts have been missing since Bruno Mars’s ‘Unorthodox Jukebox’ album in 2012. The 21-year-old starts the album with her beautifully sung acapella interlude, “The Best Part”, which is a precious 25 seconds that you’ll have on loop. Here, she shares the best part of being a singer: ‘singing to the world my song’.

Meghan caught the attention of the world with her body-positive anthem ‘All About The Bass’, which in the video starred super-star Viner Sione Maraschino shaking his ‘bass’. The song has received criticism for Trainor apparently skinny-shaming her less voluptuous counterparts with lines like “boys they like a little more booty to hold at night...you know I won’t be no stick-figure, silicone Barbie doll”. However, the Massachusetts-born singer has said in her Spotify Commentary that “it’s a song about loving your insecurities”.

The album has features from the likes of nine-time Grammy Award winner John Legend and rapper Shy Carter. The singer-songwriter shows off her rap flow on “Bang Dem Sticks”, a song about her fetish for drummers and contains a few cheeky innuendoes. The album moves on to songs that are dedicated to college kids: ‘3AM’ is a single about drunk-texting while ‘Walkshame’ is about drunken flings. Both songs showcase a throwback and doo-wop style but with a modern twist. Meghan wants her listener to not judge but also wants them to know “You’re not alone. I’ve done it too.”

Her latest debut single ‘Lips Are Movin’ is a retro-soul medley where Trainor sings about how boys are liars and all they want is ‘bass’. It’s a sassy number that has been dubbed “All About That Bass 2.0”, but the feisty has singer has reached even greater success, proving that she’s not just a one hit wonder.