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IAMA Winner Shocks The Music World With #1 Hit On Billboard Hot 100 Charts

IAMA Winner Shocks The Music World With #1 Hit On Billboard Hot 100 Charts
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New York, NY (Top40 Charts) IAMA Winner Shocks the Music World With #1 on Billboard Hot 100 Charts for the Past 6 Weeks. They laughed when she entered and won. But, when she hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, heard her Multi-Platinum selling song on the radio, they were left completely stunned and speechless. The entrants of IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards) were surprised and even angry when a 16 year old girl won 4 years ago, completely unaware of the incredible success she was going to achieve.

Meghan Trainor has stunned the entrants, winners, judges of IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards) and now the music world. An incredible success for a debut artist and a music awards entrant. "IAMA is so proud to announce that Meghan Trainor is currently the most successful artist so far in the history of the International Acoustic Music Awards. What her hit song has achieved is so incredible for any music artist, even a superstar like Madonna would love to have", said Jessica Brandon, artist relations of IAMA. IAMA has been around since 2004.

If you have been listening to Top 40 radio, you wouldn't have missed her song. However, few people know that Meghan Trainor was discovered by IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards) and she won Best Female Artist in the 6th Annual IAMA (International Accoustic Music Awards) in 2010 when she was just 16 years old with her songs performed in acoustic format. She is the most successful artist IAMA has to date.

BEATING SUPERSTAR TAYLOR SWIFT
Meghan Trainor has been #1 for the past 6 consecutive weeks since September 10th. "All About That Bass" debuted at #84 with a meteoric rise to the top. The pop newcomer's debut hit dethrones superstar Taylor Swift's song 'Shake It Off' after Taylor Swift spent two weeks on top. Also, beating established superstars such as Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj is an amazing feat that most music acts dream about. She also beat the hot new act Iggy Azalea.

Other highlights of Trainor's Hot 100 coronation: "Bass" is the second debut No. 1 by a lead female artist this year, following Iggy Azalea's seven-week reign with "Fancy," featuring Charli XCX.

BREAKING RECORDS, INTERNATIONAL HIT & GOING MULTI-PLATINUM
It's official: her song has just gone international. According to a new report today by Billboard, "All About That Bass" just snagged the #1 spot on the UK Official Charts this week after achieving nearly 144,000 in sales and 1.4 million streams, a number that helped to contribute to Trainor's record-breaking feat last week after becoming "the first UK Top 40 entry to be achieved entirely by streaming data."

It is now also an international #1 hit, topped the charts in more than 11 different countries such as UK, Australia, Canada, Austria, Denmark, Ireland, New Zealand and more. Her album "Title" debuted #15 on the Billboard Album charts. The song has become phenomenally successful selling over 4.2 million copies worldwide at press time (Double Platinum in United States alone). Her music video has over 124 million views at press time.

This is an incredible fairytale story that most music acts dream about: hitting #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts. Hitting #1 on Hot 100 charts is equivalent to climbing to the peak of Mount Everest. However, only less than 1% of all music acts will ever achieve this glory.

"Bass" also brings acclaim to Trainor's label, Epic. It's Epic's first Hot 100 leader since Sean Kingston's fellow debut hit "Beautiful Girls" in 2007 (which Koch co-promoted with Epic). "Bass" is Epic's first No. 1 by a woman since Shakira's own ode to seductive shaking, "Hips Don't Lie," in 2006. The last lead female artist on Epic to take a debut hit to the top of the Hot 100? Minnie Riperton, whose soul classic "Lovin' You" led the April 5, 1975 list. (The late Riperton's daughter is actress Maya Rudolph.)

Trainor additionally makes her home state proud, joining other Massachusetts-born acts that have led the Hot 100, including Donna Summer, Bobby Brown, Aerosmith, Extreme and New Kids on the Block. (The latter group reigned 25 years ago this week with "Hangin' Tough.")

She has written two songs for Rascal Flatts' Rewind album with Jesse Fraser and Shay Mooney. She has been performing her hits song "live" on most national TV shows such as "The Today Show", "Tonight Show", "Ellen DeGeneres Show" and more.

BEYONCE & ADELE TURNED HER SONG DOWN
Mega superstars Beyoncé and Adele both passed on her current mega hit song. Thus, she decided to sing her song herself.

"I'll bet some of them didn't even know the song was being pitched to them. Some artists get thousands of songs pitched and they never know, so Beyoncé herself probably never heard it. Most of these other artists' A&R teams said they couldn't do anything with the song because they didn't have [the right] artist. That was the problem - there weren't any singers at the time [who fit the song]. Adele was the only one, but she wasn't rapping and singing sassy songs with swears in them. But I'm down - I get all the performing royalties!", said Meghan Trainor.

WITH JOHN LEGEND
Meghan Trainor is one in-demand artist at the moment, which isn't surprising since her hit "All About That Bass" is sitting pretty at #1 on top of the Billboard Hot 100 charts. Meghan Trainor is'Freaking Out' because she Has John Legend On Her Album.

From Nantucket, Massachusetts, She wrote "All About That Bass" this year with hit Grammy Award-nominated songwriter and producer Kevin Kadish. Her publishing company told her that many artists might be interested in recording the song. Music mogul L.A. Reid heard Trainor's demo of the song and signed her to Epic Records, where she was able to release the song as a solo artist.

Berklee College of Music trained Kevin Kadish has written and produced for the biggest names in today's pop music such as: Jason Mraz, Miley Cyrus, Michelle Branch, O.A.R. and many more. Trainor is also a successful songwriter and has had songwriting cuts with Rascal Flatts, Sabrina Carpenter and Macy Kate.

ABOUT IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards)
IAMA promotes the art and artistry of acoustic music performance and artistry. In it's 11 year, IAMA has a proven track record of winners going on to hit the Billboard Charts. 2nd Annual IAMA winner Zane Williams's winning song was recorded by country music star Jason Michael Carroll, that song hit #14 on Billboard Country Charts and #99 on Billboard Hot 100 Charts. Jeff Gutt, finalist at the 9th Annual IAMA was a runner-up on X-Factor USA. To enter the 11th Annual IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards), go to: http://www.inacoustic.com/entry.html



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