Meghan Trainor Broke Despite 'All About That Bass' Success

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IN PHOTO Meghan Trainor (C) performs during the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada September 20, 2014. Reuters/Steve Marcus

Despite the success achieved by her single, “All About that Bass,” and the other songs that followed suit, Meghan Trainor claimed she remains broke because she’s still not yet paid. The singer said she has to wait until April to get her money.

"I haven’t made any money yet. They say I will get a big fat cheque after nine months which will be in April so I’m hoping that’s right,” Meghan Trainor said.  She added that people are quick to assume that she became rich overnight when her “All About that Bass” made all those charts, but in reality, she cannot even make any big purchase yet. However, she quickly added that she’s already working on it.

Her first new album “Title” would certainly make her rich in no time as it quickly went up the ranks and even pushed Taylor Swift’s album out from the top spot in the Billboard Charts, which was perched on that premiere rank for three weeks now. According to Reuters,  “Title,” which included her hit song “All About That Bass”  and “Lips Are Moving,” already achieved significant sales of 195,000 albums as well as 377,000 song downloads. The album was already streamed around 8 million streams, as shown by the figures compiled by Nielsen SoundScan.

The debut of this album also came three weeks ahead of the Grammy Awards where Trainor received nominations for two Grammys! Trainor is nominated for both the categories of song and record of the year for “All About That Bass.”

She once talked about how she came up with the song to and she said she does not even know how the song happened. All she knew was the she turned serious during that songwriting session instead of “pretending she’s Rihanna.” She also said that even though she knew the song was special, she never expected that it would become such a hit.  Trainor added that the song’s lyrics “my momma she told me don't worry about your size” is not that far-fetched from reality as her mom is her biggest supporter, always telling her she is gorgeous and asking her to stop destroying herself “in front of the mirrors” by comparing herself to other girls. 

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