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(Photo : Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris) Caption:NEW YORK, NY - MAY 22: Meghan Trainor performs on NBC's 'Today' at the NBC's TODAY Show on May 22, 2015 in New York, New York. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
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(Photo : Credit: Theo Wargo/NBC) Caption:NEW YORK, NY - MAY 21: Meghan Trainor Visits 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' at Rockefeller Center on May 21, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/NBC/Getty Images for 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon')
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(Photo : Credit: Ethan Miller) Caption:LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 17: Recording artist Meghan Trainor accepts the Top Hot 100 Song award for 'All About That Bass' during the 2015 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 17, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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(Photo : Credit: Ethan Miller ) Caption:LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 17: Singer/songwriter Meghan Trainor performs during the 2015 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 17, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Caption:LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 17: Musician Meghan Trainor, winner of Top Hot 100 Song and Top Digital Song for 'All About That Bass,' poses in the press room during the 2015 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 17, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
(Photo : Credit: Jason Merritt ) Caption:LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 17: Musician Meghan Trainor, winner of Top Hot 100 Song and Top Digital Song for 'All About That Bass,' poses in the press room during the 2015 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 17, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

50 things about pop star, singer-songwriter Meghan Trainor.

1. Trainor is mostly kown for such smash hits as "Lips Are Moving" and "All About That Bass."

2. Starting in sixth grade she missed almost three years of school due to a cough caused by mold on campus.

3. Was raised on Nantucket Island and spent her childhood surrounding herself with music, learning to play various instruments and writing her own songs.

4. Self-recorded three of her own albums by age of 18.

5. Failed her first driving road test.

6. Her family had musical roots.

7. Her parents are 20 years apart in age.

8. Learned the piano at 7.

9. Wrote her first song, at age 11.

10. Was good at pool in middle school.

11. Trainor's fanbase is collectively identified as Megatrons.

12. Her father was a church organist and her uncle, Burton Toney, was a bona fide recording artist.

13. Her parents own a jewelry store and pierced Meghan's ears when she was 4.

14. She owns cats.

15. She used to have blue eyes but now they turned green.

16. She was a member of a jazz band for three years during high school and worked independently in her home studio.

17. Trainor was named Best Female Artist at the 2009 International Acoustic Music Awards.

18. She walked in a dormant volcano in Hawaii.

19. Won the grand prize at the 2010 New Orleans Songwriters Festival.

20. When she was 18, Trainor signed a publishing deal with Nashville's Big Yellow Dog Music.

21. When she was a child she had a pet lizard, a rat, and a snake.

22. All about that bass received 1,600,000 YouTube view its first month and reached No. 1 on charts across the world. In the U.S.

23. Her full name is Meghan Elizabeth Trainor.

24. She had her tonsils taken out when she was 17.

25. She has two brothers.

26. When she just eleven, Trainor told her father that she wanted to become a recording artist.

27. Her first live performance was in 2004 at the wedding of her aunt and uncle. At the wedding Meghan played the song "Heart and Soul" on the piano.

28. Trainor began performing in "an all-purpose party band" with members of her family when she was twelve.

29. Studied sign language in high school.

30. Kadish and Trainor co-wrote "All About That Bass" in 2014. After various record labels and recording artists, including Beyoncé and Adele, declined to record the song, Trainor recorded the song herself.

31. In November 2014, she appeared as a guest mentor on the seventh season of American series The Voice.

32. As child they used to have family disco parties at home with bubble machines and disco lights.

33. Trainor was listed as the fourth most Trending Music Artist in Google's Year in Search for 2014.

34. Growing up, Trainor was introduced to 1950s music, doo-wop, jazz, and the works of James Brown by her father.

35. Trainor credits 1950s music, soca, and Frank Sinatra for influencing her hip hop, pop musical blend.

36. Played club football in fourth grade.

37. Her younger brother is a music producer.

38. As a songwriter, she is influenced by songs performed by Sinatra.

39. She is inspired by Stevie Wonder and Phil Collins.

40. Trainor cites Beyoncé as her dancing inspiration.

41. Her sound is predominantly bubblegum pop, blue-eyed soul, doo-wop, and pop.

42. She enjoys snorkeling and scuba diving.

43. Trainor plays a variety of musical instruments: bass, guitar, ukulele, keyboard, trumpet, percussion, and piano.

44. Trainor's vocals have been described as "soulful" and "highly resonant", and "a reedy cross" between Katy Perry and Taylor Swift.

45. The harmonies in her music have been likened to those of 1960s girl groups.

46. In 2014, Rolling Stone deemed Trainor the year's "Most Unlikely Pop Star".

47. The Guardian called her "the poster girl for the larger woman" and "pop's emblem for self-acceptance".

48. Identities Mic has described Trainor as anti-feminist suggesting she seeks self-worth based on the opinions of men.

49. Meghan always wanted to have a sister.

50. Does not enjoy hanging out at the beach, getting a tan.

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