"Do you think about how that song resonates with some little girl who was like you, sitting in a baggy sweatshirt?" asked Smith.
"Yeah, I get messages all the time: 'I hated myself. I didn't wanna go to school. I was so uncomfortable, and now I love myself. And I was in a really dark place until your song came out.' And I was like, 'Whoa, man, we gotta do more of these. We gotta do more of these songs!'"
These days, just about everything in Meghan Trainor's world has changed. [During her return to Nauset Regional High, one student asked if she'd be his prom date.]
"All About That Bass" is still her biggest single, but she's no one-hit wonder. Last month, she won a Grammy Award for Best New Artist.
Her dad was her date: "When they said, 'Meghan Trainor,' hugged him, I went to go up, he whispered in my ear, while crying, 'You made it!' And I lost everything. I broke apart and I was, like, 'Oh, no, I'm never gonna make it up these stairs.' Like, I need to go cry. I don't know if I can do this!"
Truth is, there's a lesson in Trainor's story: the best way to conquer self-doubt is to follow your dream, and to work your bass off.
Smith asked Gary Trainor, "How proud are you of this young woman?"
"Oh, I mean, I'm sure everybody knows as well as we remind ourselves all the time how wonderful it really is."
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