Meghan Trainor on Why 'Just Dance 2016' Made Her Cousins Finally Realize She's Famous

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Meghan Trainor plays "Just Dance 2016" at a pop-up concert in Venice, Calif., on Thursday, Oct. 16

"All About That Bass" is featured in the just-released edition of the game.

Get your leg warmers and sweat bands ready, because Just Dance 2016 came out Tuesday (Oct. 20), and in addition to new technological updates, the game features a soundtrack that's sure to get you moving and grooving. Among the many Billboard Hot 100 hits featured in the game is "All About That Bass" by Meghan Trainor.

The 21-year-old singer-songwriter sat down with Billboard after playing the game with fans last week. "I did it twice today, and I’m sweating. I’ve only lost and tied," Trainor says. Maybe her skills were thrown off by her avatar, who Trainor says might be a little too perfect: "I wish I was her. She’s pretty flawless.”

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Perhaps the most heartwarming part of the story is what Trainor's involvement in the game has meant to her family. 

"I got little cousins seeing me on TV, on Nickelodeon and all that stuff. I was like, ‘Did you see me on there? Isn’t it cool? I’m your famous cousin.’ They’re like, ‘Yeah, yeah.’ But not until this moment, because they love Just Dance, so now that my song is going to be in it, they’re like, ‘All right, you’re a superstar.’ This is what’s making it happen for them, these little kids.”

The game also features other Hot 100 toppers, like Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' “Uptown Funk,” Lady Gaga's “Born This Way” and Iggy Azalea and Charli XCX's “Fancy.” According to press materials, players on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Wii U can now use their Apple, Android or Windows Phone devices to play the game without any peripherals or added console cameras.

For the full game track list, go here.

--Reporting by Keith Caulfield.


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