Hot on the heels of its announcement earlier this week that it will be closing the TIFF KIDS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL next month, SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE comes at us with a sassy new Video from star Meghan Trainor, I’m a Lady! In case you missed our Tweet yesterday, here it is:
We adore GRAMMY Winner Meghan Trainor and always knew she’d go on to greatness! She’s back and primed for that crucial sophomore album and although many had their doubts, she struck back hard with this catchy Destiny’s Child-inspired throwback to the early 2000s. NO is YASSS. We love this Track, a complete diversion from what we were expecting of her.
Check out the brand new Video for NO below:
Sony Music Entertainment Canada release Meghan Trainor’s second album THANK YOU on Friday, May 13, 2016.
Not that it was a surprise, but Taylor Swift takes home the Album of the Year award a second time at the GRAMMYs tonight for her 5.7 million copy-selling Disc, 1989. The Album also won for Pop Vocal Album, while single Bad Blood won Video of the Year. Swift, sporting a new bob-cut, stole the spotlight, addressing some shade thrown her way recently on Kanye West track Famous on which he takes credit for her rise to fame. She said, “There are going to be people along the way who will try to undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame, but if you just focus on the work and you don’t let those people sidetrack you, someday when you get where you are going, you’ll look around and you will know that it was you and the people who love you who put you there and that will be the greatest feeling in the world”.
West once again proves that he isn’t a favourite with GRAMMY voters, failing to win tonight despite being up for Rap Song, Rap-Sung Collaboration and Rap Performance this year. Rap categories were dominated by leading nominee Kendrick Lamar, who was victorious for Rap Performance, Rap/Sung Collaboration, Rap Song, Rap Album and also Music Video for his collaboration with Taylor Swift on Bad Blood.
Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson got some much due respect winning Song of the Year for their outstanding collaboration, Uptown Funk. The track also won Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and its remixed version by David Audé also won Best Remixed Recording (Non-Classical).
Meanwhile Ed Sheeran, won Song of the Year with Thinking Out Loud. The track also got Pop Solo Performance for the English Singer/Songwriter.
Often seen as a bit of a career curse, promising talent Meghan Trainor was named Best New Artist, reaching the summit of the Billboard Hot 200 with platinum-selling debut disc, Title.
Canada’s Justin Bieber notches his first GRAMMY win ever for Dance Recording with Skrillex/Diplo collaboration Where Are You Now. Our The Weeknd also brought-home that Canadian glory with Best R&B Performance on Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey Soundtrack) and Best Urban Contemporary Album for Beauty Behind the Madness.
See some of the evening’s most memorable performances!
Adele performing All I Ask (penned and introduced by Bruno Mars):
Lady Gaga paying tribute to David Bowie:
Tribute to Lionel Ritchie by John Legend, Demi Lovato, Luke Bryan, Meghan Trainor + Tyrese:
Some days we don’t believe our luck! Billy and I were out at Walmart earlier this morning doing a quick grocery run when we looked-over and our jaws both dropped when we swore we saw Pop Megastar SHAWN MENDES and his Mom Karen down the aisle from us. We had to do a double-take! Immediately, we dropped our purchases and raced right to the front door just in time to catch them leaving for a Selfie. Although Mendes, in his sunglasses and a Hoodie said he was in a rush, his Mother was kind enough to have him turn back and stop for a quick Snap! We love her. “What kind of Dog is he?”, he asked about Billy, to which I pointed-out, he is a Shih-Tzu. Mendes told me his Friend has the exact same type. Karen was smitten by Billy, stopping to pet him.
If all of this is coming out as garbled speak and you’re still like, “Shawn Who?”, I will tell you that our Homeboy SHAWN MENDES is the next big thing in Pop Music. The 16-year-old Singer/Songwriter got his big break with six-second VINE Videos of him performing Cover Versions. Soon after, millions around the World would be following, leading to a deal with Island Records (Universal Music). The likes of John Mayer, Meghan Trainor, Ed Sheeran all are raving about him, if that’s any indication of his star power.
The Shawn Mendes EP would soon be rush-released in July, reaching Top Five in both Canada and the U.S. and 2015 looks to be the year his popularity explodes after some v. careful development and handling. After selling-out Concert Halls before Christmas with a few intimate Shows including one in Toronto at Danforth Music Hall, Mendes now is ready to hit-up additional American and European cities this Winter. Tickets released this weekend sold-out in just minutes, with some lucky Fans getting Shawn Access Passes in the mail, confirming he’ll be meeting them rather soon. This Fall he opens for Taylor Swift on her sold-out 1989World Tour, making it almost impossible for him not to succeed.
It appears Mendes is about to confirm the release of his debut Disc with a visit to New York City scheduled this week and an appearance on TODAY.
We had the pleasure of seeing Mendes perform at the Universal Music Canada Parking Lot this past August and he sounded great. We even witnessed a crazed Fan rush him on-stage despite there being hoards of Security! More on that here.
Something Big, Mendes’ latest Single:
Surely you’ve heard Life of the Party on the Radio right?
Let’s be real. We can never have enough Celeb Selfies! 2014 was a year I’ll never forget and will forever go down as one of our most star-studded yet! Our travels brought us to L.A. and New York, but our most exciting adventures took place here in our Hometown of Toronto! Let’s take a walk down our star-studded memory lane to some of our fave Celeb moments of 2014!
Who were you most excited to see? The red-hot Benedict Cumberbatch? The private Usher? The iconic Tom Cruise?The adorable Anna Kendrick? “It Boy” Ansel Elgort? How about “It Girl” Shailene Woodley? The incredibly-tough Reese Witherspoon? The irresistible Tom Hardy?!
Also, we want to share with you some of our fave of the several thousand Celeb Snaps we took in 2014! Chances are if there was a major Star in-town this year, we at some point snapped them!
2014 will go down as one of the strongest years for Cinema in recent memory, but which Movies rocked our World? And which Singles ruled our iPod? You’re about to find out!
Re-live some of our Fave Celeb Selfies of 2014 (click HD for better quality):
My most “liked” Selfie on Social Media of 2014 though? Easy!
2. GONE GIRL
6. THE IMITATION GAME
8. THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING
9. THE FAULT IN OUR STARS
10. THE LEGO MOVIE
Perhaps under-seen, WHIPLASH is the one Film you absolutely must see this year. J.K. Simmons and Miles Teller will shatter your World with their performances! You’ll leave shaken and sobered.
1. ALL ABOUT THAT BASS – Meghan Trainor
2. BLANK SPACE – Taylor Swift
3. WEST COAST – Lana Del Rey
4. BOOM CLAP – Charli XCX
5. POMPEII – Bastille
6. STAY WITH ME – Sam Smith
7. SHE LOOKS SO PERFECT – 5 Seconds of Summer
8. COUNTING STARS – OneRepublic
9. SHAKE IT OFF – Taylor Swift
10. SAY SOMETHING – A Great Big World ft. Christina Aguilera
2014 was all about that bass for us. Meghan Trainor blew our mind with her positive message about body image. We’re sold and extremely excited for her 2015 full-length Debut.
Won’t you join us as we embark on more exciting adventures in Entertainment 2015? Also stay tuned for an upcoming Post where our Contributors Jonathan Godfrey, Justin Waldman, David Baldwin and George Kozera share their fave Films of 2014 too!
Happy Holidays, Willionaire$!
Photos Post-TIFF ’14 taken on Nikon D3300. Photos pre-TIFF ’14 taken on Olympus E-PL5/Samsung S4.
It isn’t quite the strong Followup we wanted to international Smash Hit All About That Bass (and believe me, that is a tough assignment!), but Meghan Trainor does good with her latest Single Lips Are Movin, in that same Doo-Wop/Pop vein. The colourful Video for the Track, directed by Choreographer Fatima Robinson, was just released earlier today and sees the adorable Songstress cutesy-ing it up as she scorns that dishonest soon-to-be Ex-Lover! We actually were hoping for something a bit more down-tempo as we are mesmerized by Trainor‘s Cover of Sam Smith‘s Stay With Me!
See the Video:
Sony Music Canada release TITLE, the debut Album from Trainor, on Tuesday, January 13, 2015.
Somewhere along her recent Toronto Press Tour, Meghan Trainor found a quick minute to pop by over at the National Post and record an Acoustic version of Sam Smith‘s Stay With Me as per of their NP Sessions Series. And let me tell you – your mind will be blown! Dare I say I like it even more than the original? Sorry, Sam! You know I love you too!
Surely we can’t be the only ones to see a little Dolly Parton in her?
Check it out in full below:
We cannot sing high enough praises for this Girl. We adore her and need that full-length Album like yesterday! Trainor‘s Disc TITLE will be in stores on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 via Sony Music!
If you haven’t checked out her new Single LIPS ARE MOVING, here‘s a sample.
Read about that time we meet Meghan Trainorright here.
There is no Popstar I am more excited about in 2014 than Meghan Trainor. The bubbly 20-year-old Massachusetts Singer/Songwriter quickly ascended to the top of the Pop World with her international breakout Hit All About That Bass, a fun ’60s-inspired Doo-Wop romp promoting the virtues of self-acceptance and positive self-image. The Song poignantly addresses a matter seldom brought to the surface at a time when bullying and body image are at then forefront of our collective social conscience.
Trainor commenced her two-day Press Tour in Toronto this morning after recovering from a vocally-paralyzing bout with a cold in New York. Bright and early she arrived at City‘s Breakfast Television where she performed her second Single Title accompanied by a Guitarist and a Ukulele. On-air, she received from her Canadian Label both Gold and Platinum certifications for her EP, Title, and All About That Bass respectively.
Looking every bit as stunning in black lace as in her Video, Trainor was elated to see a growing crowd of Fans outside the Studio, some who queued as early as 6:30 AM to see her.
Billy and I were thrilled to get to meet Trainor and she equally was happy to meet Billy after missing her beloved Cat Mittens while on the road. “Oh my God, look at this Dog!!”, she exclaimed before taking Photos and signing Autographs with the Crowd. Dina Pugliese also chat with us quickly earlier on the Show about our excitement for Trainor, both singing All About That Bass on-air!
We always want you to be part of our joy, so tell me who’d like a SIGNED copy of Trainor‘s just-released Title?
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Good luck, Willionaire$!
Believe me, Trainor‘s got the goods. Check out her new Single below:
See Trainor perform All About That Bass live on Breakfast Television:
Easily my favourite new Artist of 2014. It appears that I’m not the only what who’s ALL ABOUT THAT BASS as MEGHAN TRAINOR explodes onto the Pop Music Scene with a remarkable breakthrough. Her aforementioned debut Single has already topped the U.S. and Canadian Billboard Hot 100 Charts. Her just-released debut EP, TITLE appears posed for the same success also.
I love MEGHAN TRAINOR for many reasons. One, the 20-year-old Singer/Songwriter from Massachussetts is adorable. Two, her voice is stellar. Three, her Hooks as undeniable. Four, she sings about real issues her (and our) Generation face in life and love. ALL ABOUT THAT BASS encourages healthy self image regardless of size, something that should’ve been sung about long ago. The Track TITLE teaches young Women not to settle for someone who fails to acknowledge them as their “Girlfriend”. We all know someone like that or someone who’s in that situation.
Basically, I wish I had someone like MEGHAN TRAINOR to look up to as a Kid.
Believe me, Girl isn’t just a One-Hit Wonder. Every damn Track on her debut EP is just as good as the other. I am panicking for a full Disc soon.
If you’re still at this point wondering who the heck MEGHAN TRAINOR is, just click below for a confirmation. We’ve all heard the Track already.
Watch the Video for ALL ABOUT THAT BASS:
Witness her performing ALL ABOUT THAT BASS with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots:
If you haven’t ordered it yet, you can now get MEGHAN TRAINOR‘s debut EP, TITLE on iTuneshere.