Meghan Trainor’s popular hit All About The Bass has summoned all of its booty power to keep the number one spot. It’s biggest challenger was Nicki Minaj’s third place track Anaconda.
Officialcharts.com reports that Minaj’s third studio album sold more than 100,000 copies, but didn’t have enough back to knock Meghan Trainor off the top spot. Jessie J and Ariana Grande took the second place slot with Bang Bang.
Trainor’s All About The Bass is an irresistible and body-positive hit that has turned her into a pop star in the matter of just a few months, reports music-mix.ew.com.
All About The Bass has given the 20-year-old from Nantucket, Massachusetts over 120 million views on YouTube. It has now spent five weeks on top of the Billboard Top 100.
“I don’t feel like a famous pop star yet. I still get super nervous. I’m like, ‘Fake it till you make it!’ Or ‘Pretend you’re Beyoncé right now! That almost works,” Trainor told EW. Trainor also told EW that they pitched the song as song writers, but no one wanted it.
Trainor was raised in a musical family. She has been penning songs since she 11 years old. At 13, her parents bought her a computer for her to use to compose her songs. At the age of 17, Trainor attended the Durango Songwriter’s Expo. During the Expo, Big Al Anderson of NRBQ introduced her to Carla Wallace of Big Yellow Dog Music. Shortly after, Trainor signed with Big Yellow Dog as a songwriter when she was just 18.
“I don’t like being labeled anything. I’m 20, and I don’t know a lot of stuff. I just know songwriting. Of course I agree with women’s rights and women’s causes. All my songs are like, “Gimme that title, treat me right.” But I’m just so young, and I don’t want to say the wrong thing. I’ll figure it out, though. Like Taylor Swift—she went back and forth, and now she knows exactly what’s up. I’ve never met her, but I covered her song Shake It Off. I hope she heard that,” Trainor replied when asked if she was a feminist.
In the November 2014 issue of Glamour Magazine, Trainor lets her hair down.
“I hope the song helps girls love themselves more, because they’re adorable. Women too. We should all have a big banner, or maybe a neon sign, in our bedrooms: Every inch of you is perfect.I grew up on Nantucket, in Massachusetts, and played football in school. My crowd was all the skinny, beautiful, popular girls and I was their, like, thicker friend. This one dude I was in love with told me in seventh grade, ‘You’d be so much hotter if you were 10 pounds lighter.’ It crushed me,” she told Glamour.