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Meghan Trainor, who started out as an unknown indie artis...
International Acoustic Music Award Winner Meghan Trainor Adds A Grammy To Her Shelf
2/17/2016
Meghan Trainor, who started out as an unknown indie artist, won IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards) as a 16 year old, just won a Grammy award last night for Best New Artist. She has broken a staggering number of records of IAMA: youngest to win IAMA (at 16), the only IAMA winner to have to hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts, #1 on the Billboard 200 Charts, and main category Grammy award of Best New Artist (The top awards of the Grammys are: Best New Artist, Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Album of the Year). Her hit "All About That Bass" is one of the best-selling singles of all time by a debut artist, hitting #1 in 58 different countries (US, UK, etc.) and selling over 15 million copies worldwide. Her YouTube video has garned over 1 Billion Views.

This shows you that anything can happen as an indie artist. When Meghan first won IAMA 6 years ago, IAMA entrants laughed when she won. But when she got signed and chalked up one hit after another, they were shocked. She has a total of 6 songs that have hit the Billboard Hot 100 Charts so far and shows no signs of slowing down.

Meghan Trainor couldn't hold back her tears while accepting Best New Artist Award, weeping through her acceptance speech. Past Best New Artists winners include: John Legend, Carrie Underwood, Sam Smith and Mariah Carey.

"I have to thank L.A. Reid for looking at me as an artist instead of just a songwriter," she said while accepting the award from presenter Sam Smith, who won the award last year. "And my mom and dad."

Last year she was nominated for Record of the Year and Song of the Year (both for "All About That Bass"), but lost out on both.

"This is me forever bawling my eyes out. Can't believe what happened", said Meghan. "My dad whispered "you made it" before I walked up and I lost it. I love my family so much. Without them I wouldn't be here today. Thank you to my team and everyone who got me here. Gonna cry happy tears all night", said the jubilant Meghan Trainor.

Besides winning the Grammy Award, Meghan has also won two Billboard Music Awards.

MEGHAN IS NOT THE ONLY IAMA WINNER
Meghan Trainor was not the only nominee of IAMA. Ron Korb (this year's Best Instrumental Winner of the 12th Annual IAMA) was a nominee in the Best New Age Album category. Ricky Kej (this year's Best Open Winner of IAMA) won a Grammy Award at last year's Grammy Awards for Best New Age Album.

For more information on the IAMA, please click the link below.
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