Meghan Trainor

Meghan Trainor

Highest Rated: 40% Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017)

Lowest Rated: 18% Playmobil: The Movie (2019)

Birthday: Dec 22, 1993

Birthplace: Nantucket, Massachusetts, USA

An established professional songwriter before she'd even hit her 20s, Meghan Trainor became a star in her own right with a doo-wop throwback which promoted body acceptance in an impossibly infectious manner. Born on the island of Nantucket, MA in 1993, Trainor first began performing alongside her father, younger brother, aunt and uncle, the latter of whom also introduced her to the Trinidadian soca music which would later help to shape her sound. Trainor also played the trumpet in her high school jazz band and was taught guitar by Johnny Spampinato of The Incredible Casuals and NRBQ. But it was the songwriting skills she first started to develop on GarageBand at the age of 11 which would make the music industry sit up and take notice. While still in high school, Trainor attended the Berklee College of Music's five-week Performance Program in both 2009 and 2010, and then the Durango Songwriters' Expo where she was offered a publishing deal with Big Yellow Dog Music. In 2011, she independently released her debut album as a performer, "I'll Sing With You," and after moving to Nashville with her family, she penned tracks for the likes of country music trio Rascal Flatts ("DJ Tonight," "I Like The Sound Of That"), "Girl Meets World" (Disney Channel, 2014-17) actress Sabrina Carpenter ("Can't Blame A Girl For Trying"), YouTube star Macy Kate ("You Gave Me Love") and Polynesian musicians The Common Kings ("24/7"). However, it was "All About That Bass," a song she co-wrote with Grammy-nominated producer Kevin Kadish (Jason Mraz, Stacie Orrico) without any particular artist in mind, that changed the course of her career. Impressed by the demo recording, record company mogul L.A. Reid ignored the attempt to pass on the ode to bodies of all shapes and sizes to a big-name act and instead offered Trainor a solo deal with Epic Records. Accompanied by a striking pastel-colored video directed by Fatima Robinson, its infectious blend of doo-wop, country-pop and rock 'n' roll reached No. 1 in New Zealand, Australia and Canada in 2014, hit the US Top 10 and propelled Trainor from behind the studio desk into the global spotlight.

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Filmography

Movies

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18% 62% Playmobil: The Movie Fairy Godmother (Voice) $1.1M 2019
40% 54% Smurfs: The Lost Village SmurfMelody (Voice) $45.0M 2017

TV

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No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2015 2018 2022
No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Music Performer,
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2014-2019 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Clash of the Cover Bands Judge 2021
No Score Yet 28% The Late Late Show With James Corden Music Performer,
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2016 2018 2020-2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Top Chef Family Style Host 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Kids Tonight Show Guest 2021
No Score Yet 50% The Kelly Clarkson Show Music Performer,
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2019-2021
No Score Yet 53% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Music Performer,
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2015-2016 2018 2020-2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Music Performer,
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2014-2016 2018-2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Home & Family Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Game Face Self 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ellen's Game of Games Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Watch Party Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2016 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Strahan & Sara Guest 2019-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Price Is Right Guest 2020
No Score Yet 68% The Voice Music Performer,
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2015 2019
82% 15% A Little Late With Lilly Singh Guest 2019
57% 95% Songland Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Martha & Snoop's Potluck Party Challenge Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today With Kathie Lee & Hoda Music Performer,
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2018-2019
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Music Performer 2015-2016 2018
17% 37% The Four: Battle for Stardom Judge 2018
No Score Yet 44% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Music Performer 2018
No Score Yet 0% Drop the Mic Contestant 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rupaul's Drag Race: RuVealed Unknown (Guest Star) 2017
84% 78% RuPaul's Drag Race Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2016
41% 61% Chelsea Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Greatest Hits Music Performer 2016
No Score Yet 100% The Graham Norton Show Music Performer 2016
No Score Yet 42% Dancing With the Stars Music Performer 2014-2015
60% 89% Undateable Music Performer 2015