Tuesday on the Howard Stern Show, Howard and the gang welcomed Grammy winning pop singer Meghan Trainor to the show for the first time. This week sees the release of Trainor’s new album, Thank You, the follow-up to her debut recording which featured her massive hit single, All About That Bass, which Meghan performed acoustically during her appearance.
During the interview, Trainor discussed her transition from songwriter for hire to the pop success she’s experienced on her own, a move she didn’t initially think would happen because she doesn’t have the quintessential popstar physique. “”There was Facebook, man, there was, like, Instagram,” she told Howard. “There are pictures and how many ‘Likes’ you got. It’s worse nowadays.”
Trainor’s interview made headlines after she explained to Howard why she took down the video for her latest single, Me Too, following her discovery that her waist had been digitally touched up in post-production. Trainor explained to Howard, “I asked [the music video producers], ‘Hey, can you hide my mustache and take off my mole-hair … those close-ups, you never know. So I just asked them to do that, but I never said, ‘Cut off my rib.” I saw screenshots that the fans were taking on Instagram and I was like, ‘Why are the fans messing with my waist?’…I called every head of label – L.A. Reid, Sylvia Rhone – I called all of them and said, ‘Take this video down. I don’t care what it takes,'” she told Howard…I’m the poster child for no Photoshop! That is my thing!”
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