Grammy Award-Winning Superstar Meghan Trainor Renews Agreement with ASCAP
ASCAP is proud to announce today that multi-platinum, award-winning pop star and songwriter Meghan Trainor has renewed her agreement with our Society. ASCAP will continue to license public performances of her extensive songwriting catalog throughout the world.
"Not only is Meghan a bona fide pop star, her songwriting talent has already taken her to the top of the charts multiple times," said ASCAP EVP Membership John Titta. "It has been a privilege to work with her and we're looking forward to supporting her as she continues to make more great music."
"When I connected with ASCAP in 2013, I knew I had found a home," said Trainor. "I always have been and always will be a songwriter. ASCAP has cared about me from the beginning and I am very grateful for their continued support."
In just a few short years, Trainor has become a pop music force to be reckoned with, breaking records, inspiring countless fans, and writing songs for other superstars that have themselves reached the top of the charts. Trainor broke out in 2015 with her inescapable multi-platinum #1 Billboard Hot 100 smash, the award-winning "All About That Bass" (9x-platinum and 2015 ASCAP Pop Music Award for "Most Performed Song"), followed by three more hits from her chart-dominating RIAA triple-platinum full-length debut, Title [Epic Records; 2015]: "Lips Are Movin" (4x-platinum), "Dear Future Husband" (2x-platinum) and "Like I'm Gonna Lose You" [featuring John Legend] (3x-platinum). In 2015, Title not only bowed at #1 on the Billboard Top 200, it became the first #1 full-length debut from a female solo artist in five years. It stood out as one of only seven albums to sell over a million copies in 2015, was the #5 most streamed album globally in 2015 and is currently 3x platinum and has 2.6 billion streams worldwide. In 2016, Trainor won "Best New Artist" at the Grammy Awards and "Favorite Album" for Title at the 2016 People's Choice Awards.
Last year, Trainor's single "NO," from her second full-length album, Thank You [Epic Records], exploded into one of her biggest anthems yet. In less than a month, it received a RIAA Gold certification for sales exceeding 500,000 track equivalent units, and is now 2x platinum. "NO" reached #1 on Billboard's Digital Songs Chart and #3 on the Hot 100 - marking her fourth Top 10 hit on that particular chart. The video for "NO" has been viewed nearly 430 million times and counting. The second single from Thank You, "Me Too" is 2x platinum and the album now has RIAA Gold status. Last month, Trainor released her new song, "I'm a Lady," from Sony Pictures Animation's film Smurfs: The Lost Village [Epic Records], and her co-write "Road Less Traveled" with country singer Lauren Alaina went #1 on Billboard's Country Airplay chart. Trainor also wrote the #1 Rascal Flatts hit, "I Like the Sound of That," along with songs for artists such as Jennifer Lopez, Fifth Harmony, Sabrina Carpenter and more. She has an astonishing 2 billion-plus video views on VEVO.