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Meghan Trainor: All About That Success

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Meghan Trainor, Dear Future Husband

Singing since age 6, songwriting since age 11, and a Berklee College of Music attendee at age 15, Meghan Trainor’s life has been aimed at musical success practically since day one. A Nantucket, MA native, Trainor grew up in a musical household, where her father – a jeweler by trade – also taught music. She began performing professionally at age 12, and her musical style evolved from soca (island-style calypso), to encompass a broad range of styles and instruments.

Trainor was a determined songstress from the onset, releasing self-published singles and albums in 2011, I’ll Sing with You and Only 17. Met with some success, Trainor moved to Nashville, TN, and helped write songs for Rascal Flatts, Hunter Hayes, Sabrina Carpenter, and R5. While her success writing country demonstrated her range and musical skills, she felt country wasn’t really her scene. By 2013, she had been introduced to songwriter Kevin Kadish, with whom she penned the hit “All About That Bass,” which they shopped to various other artists, including Adele and Beyonce.

Trainor eventually recorded the single herself and performed it on ukulele for Epic records chairman L.A. Reid, who signed her immediately and pushed the song as her debut single. An immediate viral hit, “All About That Bass” climbed the charts both domestically and in the UK. Capitalizing on her signature blue-eyed soul and doo-wop sound, Trainor has just released her third single from the album Title, called “Dear Future Husband,” a cheeky look at domestic bliss (or the impossibility thereof). Her tour is spanning the U.S. starting this month, so find your tickets today!

Kelly Rowland, also known as one-third of Destiny's Child, has been making the rounds recently to promote her forthcoming album "Talk a Good Game" and tour with The Dream. Her new album features a few buzzed about songs, including "Dirty Laundry" (released in late May) which talks a bit about how Kelly envied Beyonce's solo career and "You Changed," which actually features Beyonce and Michelle Williams — an unofficial DC reunion!

Technically, the single isn't billed as a Destiny's Child song, but since it contains all of the elements, I like to count "You Changed" as the second new "Destiny's Child" song this year (following "Nuclear," which was featured on their compilation album). Plus they reunited during the Super Bowl, sparking rumors that a reunion was eminent... but to no avail. Still, I won't give up hope. So here are five iconic Destiny's Child, which I think also serve as five awesome reasons the group should get back together.

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