Meghan Trainor's Road to the 2015 GRAMMYs

by 4:18 PM PST, February 07, 2015
Playing Meghan Trainor's Road to the 2015 GRAMMYs

Meghan Trainor is GRAMMY nominated at the age of 21, but how exactly did she succeed at such a young age? She never changed who she was.

The road to the GRAMMYs for the “All About That Bass” singer began at a young age when she grew up as a chubby girl in Nantucket, Mass. “My mom always tells me you’re beautiful,” she told ET.

She further shared her mom’s words, “Look at you. You look great! You’re going to regret hating yourself this much when your older.”

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It was with this confidence that she was able to sing her empowering song about loving yourself in front of Record Executive L.A. Reid. After hearing her sing, he came back to her with a record deal, and the rest is history.

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ET was with Trainor when she found out her hit single was number two on Billboard’s top 100, and the first thing she did was call her dad to tell him the news. Fighting the tears, she exclaimed, “I made it dad!”

Trainor’s album is nominated for record of the year, and “All About That Bass” is up for song of the year this Sunday at the GRAMMYs.

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