Meghan Elizabeth Trainor (born December 22, 1993) is an American singer-songwriter and television judge. She received the 2016 Grammy Award for Best New Artist and was ranked among the top 40 most successful artists of the 2010s by Billboard. Trainor became interested in music from a young age; she wrote, recorded, and produced three independently released acoustic albums, Meghan Trainor (2009), I'll Sing with You (2010) and Only 17 (2010). She began writing and producing songs for other artists in 2013.
Trainor rose to fame after signing with Epic Records in 2014 and releasing her debut single "All About That Bass", which reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and sold 11 million units worldwide, and drew criticism for its lyrical content. In 2015, she released her pop and hip hop major-label debut studio album, Title (2015), which included the top-10 singles "Lips Are Movin" and "Like I'm Gonna Lose You", and debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200. The single "No" led Trainor's follow-up album, the R&B Thank You (2016), both of which reached number three on the respective charts. Trainor created her third album with Epic, the EDM-influenced Treat Myself (2020), as an attempt to adapt to ongoing musical trends.
Womanhood, body image, and personal empowerment are frequently occurring lyrical themes in Trainor's music, which is influenced by the popular music of the 1950s, and blends the genres pop, R&B, doo-wop and blue-eyed soul. She has received various awards and nominations, including a Grammy Award, four ASCAP Pop Music Awards, and two Billboard Music Awards. Outside the music industry, Trainor has had voice roles in animated films Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017) and Playmobil: The Movie (2019), and has served as a judge on the television talent shows The Four: Battle for Stardom (2018) and presently on The Voice UK (2020).