Meghan Trainor Talks Grammy Win and Two Men She'd Love to Collaborate With
Meghan Trainor is coming fresh off a successful 2015 year filled with chart-topping singles and the new year seems to be looking just as promising. On Thursday (March 10), the singer stopped by The Elvis Duran Z100 Morning Show to talk about her exciting 2016 Grammy win, her forthcoming album, and two men she would love to collaborate with.
After breaking onto the mainstream music scene with her 2014 co-written single "All About That Bass," the 22-year-old Massachusetts native went on to release a string of hit songs like "Lips Are Movin," and "Dear Future Husband." The popularity of these tracks from her debut album Title not only earned Trainor one of the best selling singles of all time, but it also propelled her to take home the 2016 Grammy Award for Best New Artist.
It was an emotional night for Trainor, as she delivered a heartfelt acceptance speech about her growth in the industry and the support she's received from fans and family. Although excited about her first-ever Grammy win, Trainor is eager to add more of those awards to her shelf. She refuses to stop making music until she's earned 10 or more.
"It's unreal, it's like a movie! That's the only way I can really explain it, that's the best way," Trainor told Duran. "A Grammy on my first try with my first album? It's unreal!...I mean I had a chance with this first album and with all the success. I was like, 'Holy crap, I'm this close to having all my dreams come true! Let's keep going, let's fight.' Now I'm at a place where I'm like alright I need 10, and I'm not stopping until I get 10 or more."
Trainor confirmed slowing down is not in her immediate future, revealing she's also looking to expand her musical horizons. She opened up about her desire to collaborate more on her future projects. Fans received their first taste of how well Trainor works with others, when she debuted her 2015 single "Like I'm Gonna Lose You" featuring John Legend.
The "No" singer teamed up with Legend again during an unforgettable tribute performance to Lionel Richie, alongside Demi Lovato, Tyrese, and Luke Bryan. Despite her love for connecting with other artists on songs, some people at her label, Epic Records, have encouraged her to continue success with little to no features, like Adele. Inspired by soul artists, the 1950 and 1960s eras, and soft melodies, Trainor hopes to one day hop on a track with multi-Grammy Awarding-winning artists, Michael Buble and Bruno Mars.
"I love collaborating! I didn't get enough time this time on my album to really go out and write songs with other artists that I wish I could've but I didn't," Trainor added. "You know I would love to sing with Michael Buble or Bruno Mars, I always sing along to their records and I'm like, 'Sounds great! We should do this!' and my mom would always say, 'You and John Legend would sound great together!' So when that happened it was one of those moments like oh my gosh!"
Trainor is currently working on her second studio album, Thank You. Trainor will reportedly be honoring many of her influences like Mars, Aretha Franklin, and Elvis on the project. It is scheduled to hit stores on May 13, 2016.