When she was still in high school, singer/songwriter Meghan Trainor landed a deal with a Nashville music publishing company and started writing songs for artists from all corners of the music world. A multi-instrumentalist who put out three albums on her own by the age of 17, the 20-year-old Massachusetts native has penned tracks for everyone from Grammy-winning country superstars Rascal Flatts and Grammy-nominated country artist Hunter Hayes to reggae/rock/R&B group Common Kings and Hot Chelle Rae singer Ryan Follesé. Recently signed to Epic Records, Meghan is now gearing up to release a debut album that brings her intense flair for indelible melody to her own blend of throwback hip-hop, classic pop, and beat-heavy Caribbean music.
Growing up on the Massachusetts island of Nantucket, Meghan fell in love with music early on. At age seven she wrote her first song—a reworking of the Hoagy Carmichael classic “Heart & Soul”—and within a few years began throwing herself fully into songwriting. Struck by her dedication and natural talent, Meghan’s parents hooked her up with some music production software so she could start self-recording. In the meantime, Meghan (a longtime piano player) picked up a guitar, quickly mastered a bunch of chords, and eventually added ukulele and percussion to her repertoire.