Meghan Trainor Names Beyonce & Michael Jackson As Major Inspirations

Mike Wass | May 17, 2016 8:46 pm
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Meghan Trainor is taking notes from the biggest names in pop. A Canadian newspaper recently asked the Thank You diva to list her five biggest inspirations and she chose Beyonce, Michael Jackson, Bruno Mars, James Brown and, um, Chloe Grace Moretz. Her commentary on Queen Bey is particularly insightful. “She’s at a place where she does whatever she wants… instead of being told — like I am still by album two — ‘No, you’ve gotta try again.'”

“Beyonce’s like, ‘No, this is what I enjoy.’ Hopefully by round three it’ll be a little more like that (for me). I do love all my songs, but it’s still being told what to put out.” The 22-year-old is also following MJ’s lead by micro-managing her career. “That’s what the big artists who have that longevity and have that long career, that’s what they do,” she explains. “So I know I’m doing something right when I’m involved, and I’m not overstepping my place.” Read the full article here.

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