Meghan Trainor Heeds Mom’s Advice: It’s ‘A Lie But I Do It’
Meghan Trainor wasn’t fooling around when she dished on her preferences on a wide range of topics during an interview that was released on April Fools’ Day.
Meghan Trainor appeared on the music scene with the hit “All About that Bass” in 2014, and since then, the singer has been wowing fans and critics alike with her vocal range. She sat down with Radio Disney for their segment “Ardy Asks” as a promotion for her upcoming appearance on the Radio Disney Music Awards (RDMAs) on May 1. Meghan Trainor is nominated for Best Female Artist; voting is open to the public until April 10.
The beginning of her “Ask Ardy” segment had Meghan Trainor discussing her pre-show ritual. No surprise, the singer loves to sing.
“When I’m nervous? I sing. Before every red carpet? I sing. Before the RDMAs? Imma sing.”
The “Ardy Asks” segment then went on to discuss the singer’s nickname. The “No” singer is affectionately known as “M Train.” As for the quintessential question of cats versus dogs, Meghan Trainor was quite diplomatic in her answer.
“I love both. Right now I got a little puppy. I’m a gonna go with dog.”
And as for the decision on whether she prefers to talk or text, like most millennials, her answer was firm, “absolutely text.”
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When it comes to comfort, Meghan Trainor dished that she listens to her mom’s advice when deciding between bare feet or socks. “My mom tried to say if you walk around without socks you’ll get sick. That’s a lie but I do it.”
When asked about Meghan Trainor’s first foray into songwriting, her answer was quite adorable. “My first real song I wrote was called ‘Gimme A Chance’ because I was deeply in love with my brother’s best friend.” After this answer, Meghan Trainor then gave a shout out to the boy in question, saying, “Whassup, Matt?”
— Meghan Trainor (@Meghan_Trainor) March 30, 2016
Meghan Trainor will release her second studio album, Thank You, on May 13, 2016. To hype the album, Meghan Trainor has already released two singles. The first, “No,” came out early in March and debuted at No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100. As Entertainment Weekly reports, “No” was a suggestion by record boss L.A. Reid as Meghan Trainor needed a catchier single for her next album.
Based on this feedback, Meghan Trainor went back into the studio with song writer Ricky Reed. Her mission for the day was to create a song that captured her audience’s attention.
“I told my producer we needed a big eff-you song, an anthem about girl power that sounded like nothing on the album. We wrote it that day.”
Her inspiration appears to have paid off, but before the album was finished, Meghan Trainor still needed final approval from L.A. Reid. His approval means a lot to her, which made Meghan Trainor that much more nervous. She recounted the lead up to listening to the new track.
“I was too scared to go by myself. So we had tequila, and then we played it. L.A. played it 29 times—and we kept counting. I’ll never forget that moment.”
Meghan Trainor has had her music success validated many times, most recently when she won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist earlier this year. As CTV News reports, this win has given Meghan Trainor the confidence to go forward.
“It told my young self you can be a pop star, you can do all the things you want to do and you don’t have to be insecure or not confident about what you look like — all your dreams will come true.”
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