All About Nantucket’s Meghan Trainor
All her Cape Cod friends were crowded together to take a picture when Meghan Trainor’s brother noted she was the odd duck. Her crew looked classically preppy in their white pants and pastel-colored shirts. Trainor was wearing her customary black-on-black.
To make the photo work, he put her in the middle.
“More shine for me,” Trainor recalls with a laugh.
Raised on Nantucket and Cape Cod, the 20-year-old Trainor has parlayed her independent shine into a surprise, chart-topping late entry in the “song of the summer” sweepstakes. “All About That Bass,” a happy-making modernized doo-wop ditty that celebrates plus-size figures who have “all the right junk in all the right places,” has hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100.
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