Meghan Trainor Crowned Breakthrough Artist of the Year
Looks like the Music Business Association (aka Music Biz) is all about that Meghan Trainor. The pop star is set to take home the Breakthrough Artist of the Year Award at the Music Biz 2015 Awards Luncheon, according to Business Wire.
The luncheon will take place on May 14 in Nashville, the city where Meghan originally scored herself a publishing deal at the age of 17. Since then, Meghan has gone on to write, perform and make famous the body-positive anthem "All About That Bass" and the sassy breakup song, "Lips Are Movin'."
Meghan may have made a big entrance on the pop music scene with her first major single, but the truth is, she wasn't an overnight success story. Before she shot to stardom with "All About That Bass," Meghan worked behind the scenes as a writer for musicians such as Rascal Flatts and Hunter Hayes.
“Many people think Meghan was an overnight success, but she has actually been working in the music business for several years, a lot of that time in Nashville,” James Donio, President of Music Biz, said about the star. “Now, we’re thrilled to recognize her incredible talent in the city where her songwriting kicked into high gear.”
“I’d like to thank the Music Business Association for this great honor," Meghan said in a statement. "When I first wrote ‘All About That Bass,’ I had no idea that it would completely change my life, but I’m glad that the song’s message of self-empowerment has caught on."
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