Fans know by now that Meghan Trainor is "All About That Bass," but during her visit to TODAY Monday, she was all about several other new things as well, including a tour announcement, a new tune ("Lips Are Moving") ... and a big surprise presented to her by TODAY!
Here are just some of the highlights:
- Save the dates! Trainor will be part of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, Nov. 27 — and she's kicking off a tour on Feb. 11, 2015! "I'm headlining!" she grinned after making the announcement that she's hitting the road. "It's crazy!"
- Her major label debut album, "Title," is set for release next January, but savvy listeners know she's already got two self-released albums worth checking out: "I'll Sing With You" and "Only 17," both from 2011.
- She wrote her first song at age 7, and told her musician-dad, "I'm a pop star; we need to get a [tour] bus."
- "Bass" was not meant as a slam against less well-rounded folks. "I wrote the song to help people become comfortable in their own skin," she explained. "I do feel like that, and it has helped me and helped a bunch of people, but the goal wasn't to bash skinny people."
Speaking of big hits, "Bass" is now certified quadruple platinum, a fact the TODAY hosts helped Trainor celebrate by surprising her with a framed honorary plaque from her record label. "You can take that home with you," noted Natalie Morales. "In my suitcase?" she asked.
She could, of course — though if she took it to the airport, she'd have to be all about that baggage.