"I still don't feel famous," says Meghan Trainor. Discussing Justin Bieber's recent decision to take a break from fan meet-and-greets, she says, "I'm nowhere near as famous as him, but I've had creepy stuff sent to me. A guy sent, like, a picture of his eye socket and was like, 'You're my favorite.' So I can't imagine what [Bieber] gets. I mean, even when he vacations and wants to be naked, people are like, 'I'm going to get that pic.' I feel for the kid."
Meghan on Being a Role Model
"I don't really have a choice," she says. "It's not like I'm trying to go out there and be a famous person who's all about being a role model for curves. I mean, if it's helping other people, then that's amazing and I will be that role model."
'Cut From a Different Cloth'
"I've never met anyone so prolific," says Epic Records chairman/CEO Antonio "L.A." Reid, who signed Trainor in 2014. "People know that she's a hitmaker and that she's cut from a different cloth. But the depth of her talent runs deeper than most."
Meghan on Writing Hits
"I always say, 'I shit hits,' " boasts Trainor, who has also written singles that charted for Jennifer Lopez, Fifth Harmony and Rascal Flatts. "Because they come out so quick I can't even keep up with myself."
Meghan on Her Musical Influences
"I'd show [photos to] people in high school, like, 'That's my uncle!'" she'd say about Tobago-born soca star Burton Toney, who married her aunt Lisa. "And they'd be like, 'What?' I always say, 'I'm Trini to the bone,' which means you have Trini blood. I don't. I just wish I did."
Meghan on Showing Off Her Instrumental Skills
"I'm not good at trumpet," she says, "but I played it from third grade to senior year!" Trainor says the tour will be "really about showing me off as a musician. I just said, 'Put me on every instrument you can find and make it look cool.' "