Nantucket native, Meghan Trainor was awarded the Grammy for “Best New Artist” at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Trainor took the award over Newport Folk Festival alum Courtney Barnett, James Bay, Sam Hunt and Tori Kelly.
Trainor’s debut album “Title” came out in January 2015 and immediately unseated Taylor Swift’s 1989 from the top of the Billboard 200 and logged the strongest debut by a female pop artist since Susan Boyle’s I Dreamed a Dream in 2009. Title produced four top 20 singles: “All About That Bass”, “Lips Are Movin”, “Dear Future Husband”, and “Like I’m Gonna Lose You”. Later certified platinum by the RIAA, the record passed one million sales domestically.
Born and raised in Nantucket, Massachusetts, Trainor wrote, recorded, performed and produced three independently-released albums between ages 15 and 17. In 2011, she signed a publishing deal with Big Yellow Dog Music, and pursued a career in songwriting.
Prominently influenced by the 1950s and 1960s eras in music, Trainor’s music has been noted for its retro style aesthetic. Trainor’s work has been recognized with several awards and nominations, including the Grammy for Best New Artist, Music Business Association’s Breakthrough Artist of the Year accolade and two Billboard Music Awards.