MEGHAN TRAINOR’S “TITLE” IS THE BIGGEST-SELLING DEBUT FOR A FEMALE ARTIST’S FIRST FULL-LENGTH ALBUM IN OVER FIVE YEARS!
(Jan. 21, 2015 – New York, NY) – Epic Records global superstar Meghan Trainor explodes to #1 on the Billboard Top 200 with her critically acclaimed debut album TITLE and takes over the top spot on dozens of charts around the world. With first week sales of 237,511 units in total music consumption (albums/singles/streaming), TITLE (containing her megahit “All About That Bass”) ranks as the biggest-selling debut for a female artist’s first full-length album in more than five years; and the biggest-selling debut for a solo artist’s first full-length album in more than three years. TITLE has dominated iTunes Overall and Pop album charts in the U.S. at #1 since its release on January 13th, with #1 peaks reported from 67 countries worldwide.
“In the year that I have known and worked with Meghan,” says Antonio ‘L.A.’ Reid, Chairman and CEO, Epic Records, “I’ve been consistently amazed at the depth of her talent, and the incredible craft that she displays in her songwriting and effervescent performances. The success of her Epic debut album TITLE should come as no surprise. Meghan has tapped into a positive, infectious groove that cuts across just about every genre that exists in music today.”
On January 14th, Meghan took the stage for a performance on NBC Universal’s The Ellen DeGeneres Show (for a third time), followed on January 15th with a performance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon (for a second time). Meghan’s career-defining single “All About That Bass” has been nominated for Record Of the Year and Song Of the Year at the 55th annual Grammy Awards®, airing February 8th on CBS. Three days later on February 11th, Meghan’s 17-city That Bass Tour of North America opens at the Vogue Theatre in Vancouver, every date sold-out in advance.
Early critical reaction to TITLE was unanimously positive, with Rolling Stone magazine hailing Meghan’s “sass and self-empowerment,” and People proclaiming “she’s an It girl with staying power.” The New York Times profiled Meghan with references to Amy Winehouse, Adele and Iggy Azalea; while Entertainment Weekly awarded the TITLE album an A-, declaring “right now, no pop star is better than this 21-year-old singer, songwriter, and producer at playing the sassy best friend.” Billboard summed up, “You can’t miss this young artist’s skill with melodic and rhythmic hooks…along with her fluid, flexible voice.”
TITLE is buoyed by “All About That Bass,” Meghan’s phenomenal two-time Grammy®-nominated debut single, which spent eight weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, and has been certified 6-times RIAA platinum in the U.S. alone. The song has worked its way into pop culture with numerous cover versions and homages, including NBC’s Saturday Night Live and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon (with collective YouTube views of more than 40 million).
Globally, “All About That Bass” has hit #1 in 58 countries, generated more than 10 million downloads, over 275 million streams, and over half a billion YouTube views to date. The follow-up single “Lips Are Movin” has been certified RIAA double platinum, has reached the top five on the Billboard Hot 100, top ten at top 40 radio, has over 100 million video views and still climbing all charts. Meanwhile, “Dear Future Husband” has passed the RIAA gold mark (an instant-grat track from iTunes pre-release orders of TITLE).