Meghan Trainor has received two nominations for this year’s Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, to be hosted by platinum-selling singer/songwriter Nick Jonas. The show will be broadcasted live on March 28 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
Trainor, who came to prominence in 2014 with her hit, five-time platinum single “All About That Bass” – possibly one of the most parodied songs in internet history – has been nominated, Just Jared Jr. reports. The song is vying for Favorite Song Of The Year and Favorite New Artist at the 28th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards, making Meghan only marginally less popular than Ariana Grande, who has three nominations.
It’s not the first time in 2015 that Trainor has received a double nomination. At The Grammys, Meghan received nominations for Record and Single Of The Year, but lost to Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me (Darkchild version)”.
As the OC Register reports, 21-year old Trainor’s star is one that has quickly risen due in no small part to her “sassy attitude and lyrics about female empowerment“. Indeed, her recent two-night stint at the El Rey Theater in Los Angeles – supported by Australian indie-pop band Sheppard – sold out very fast, no doubt thanks to Meghan’s legion of “Megatron” fans, although her fan base is impressively diverse.
However, as the Inquisitr recently reported, there are some who question the “empowerment” that Trainor sings about, most notably in “All About That Bass”, when her justifications are all to do with physical appearance. Yes, a more healthy body shape than the stick thin models of historic and ongoing debate should be praised, but there is also more to being accepted as a woman than by how one looks. When your fans are pre-tween and up, some say Meghan should perhaps sing of other, non-physical positives than “boys like a little more booty to hold at night”.
Nevertheless, such reservations haven’t stopped the singer from reaching success. As Contact Music reports, Trainor will be competing with the likes of Iggy Azalea and Five Seconds of Summer for Favorite New Artist, while her competition for Favorite Song Of The Year will include Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” and Jesse J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj’s “Bang Bang.”
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As Yahoo! Finance reported, Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards lends the company’s particular childish touch, inclusive of its infamous slime, to an awards ceremony that celebrates children’s favorite stars in film, television, sports, and music. Votes will be globally collected, both on official sites and via Twitter (with the hashtag #KCA), and the show will premiere on Nickelodeon, TeenNick, and NickToons.
If you’re a big fan of Meghan Trainor, don’t forget to vote to get Meghan that coveted blimp!
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