The moment Meghan Trainor’s name was called during Monday night’s Grammy Awards ceremony, she wept with joy. Even though it wasn’t much of a surprise to the audience and her fans that she won the award, it seemed to take her by surprise.
It’s also no surprise that she was bawling during the affair, particularly after she cried over something as simple as Christmas decorations when her brother surprised her with a series of unique decorations for her home and tree.
She’s been nominated for Grammy awards before, but this was her first win. Last year, she was nominated for both Record of the Year and Song of the Year, but the singer didn’t win either. It’s unique that she was up for Best New Artist this year instead of last year.
“I’m a mess,” she stated as she held tightly to the golden gramophone. “I have to thank L.A. Reid for looking at me as an artist instead of just a songwriter.”
She proceeded to list off a number of industry representatives and, of course, she took the time to thank her “mom and dad, for always believing in me.”
After her speech, the 22-year-old logged into Instagram to share one of the major reasons she couldn’t stop crying on stage. She posted a photo of her crying on stage with her father bawling in the audience.
The caption read, “This is me forever [bawling] my eyes out. Can’t believe what happened. My dad whispered ‘You made it’ before I walked up and I lost it. I love my family so much. Without them I wouldn’t be here today. Thank you to my team and everyone who got me here. Gonna cry happy tears all night. AHHHHHH.”
It seems as though it’s her family that makes her so emotional. They’ve supported her from the very beginning, and they’re always in attendance during her most important events.
“I’m a mess. I have to go cry,” she said before thanking the Grammy’s and leaving the stage.
Trainor got her start in the music industry when she was just 15. She produced three independently-released albums before she was 17. Her albums were not widely known, but a small record company called Big Yellow Dog Music offered her a contract that allowed her to pursue a careen in songwriting.
Three years later, she signed a record deal with Epic Records, which was the start of her fame. Before she released her major-label debut studio album called Title in 2015, she produced the hit single “All About That Bass,” which has become the song she’s best known for.
There have been four singles from this album that have remained in the top 20 singles on the Billboard 200: “All About That Bass,” “Lips Are Movin’,” “Dear Future Husband,” and “Like I’m Gonna Lose You.” The record recently passed one million sales domestically, and fans are restlessly awaiting new music from the singer.
She’ll be releasing the first single from the album entitled “No” on March 4, 2016. It was produced by Ricky Reed, who has assisted in the development of platinum records for Jason Derulo, Snoop Dogg, and 2 Chainz.
This is Meghan Trainor’s first Grammy, but it’s not likely to be her last.
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