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Kathryn Dean × High School Nation

Singer, songwriter and recording artist Kathryn Dean performed her newest anthem “Friends (Don’t Wanna Be)” exclusively on High School Nation’s QuaranTeen Instagram Live series on Monday, June 22nd at noon PST, as part of an exclusive engagement for the community platform. Dean’s exclusive 7-song performance, streamed on the company’s Instagram Live, featured all new songs, including an unreleased stripped-down version of “Told You So,” the pop songstress’ 2014 international breakthrough hit, which earned her a devout following in Latin America and has to date garnered over 30-million views on YouTube. An exclusive, live fan Q&A with iHeart Radio host TyeHollywood preceded the performance, both of which can be viewed on High School Nation’s IGTV profile here.

When asked about her plan for the performance, Dean said she feels it is important to, “address the emotional struggle that comes from trying to maintain relationships while being separated from one another, and to celebrate our ability to overcome obstacles and grow from those experiences.”

Via her social media yesterday, Dean announced a contest that will give fans the opportunity to design official cover art for her next single “Exhale.” The winner will have their design featured as the track’s official artwork when it releases this coming fall across all digital and streaming platforms. Watch the announcement here for further details.

Showcasing Dean’s impressive vocal range, “Friends (Don’t Wanna Be)” tackles the emotional struggle that comes with being separated from one another, and the celebration of our ability to overcome such obstacles. Dean said of writing the song, “What started as a way to work through my mixed emotions turned into a reminder that my need to create music and desire to achieve my dream are stronger than anyone’s efforts to diminish my confidence for the benefit of their egos.” One of those dreams, to write chart topping songs, is a milestone she has been striving for since she began writing and recording original music in high school.

Working to achieve this goal since high school, most recently, Dean has embarked on a mission to make a chart topping single with acclaimed producer and pop chart veteran of nearly 20 #1 hits, Sandy Vee (Katy Perry, “Firework,” Rihanna, “Only Girl in the World,” David Guetta, “Sexy Bitch” and many more). Their creative process will be the subject of a docuseries, with the first episode due out later this year. The series follows Dean and Sandy as they embark on a mission to make her high school dreams come true with Sandy’s next chart topping single. As they progress, the duo relies on Sandy’s years of success, insight and experience combined with KD’s fresh lyrical style and powerful, Adele-rivaling, vocals to navigate obstacles and adapt to making music under quarantine. Capturing a unique time in music history, Dean and Sandy Vee offer audiences a raw look at the formula of art and science behind creating a hit song, from writing its first notes to recording, releasing and performing the song. Viewers will get the chance to follow this unconventional approach and be offered unique opportunities to engage with Dean and Sandy as their process unfolds. The episodic series will culminate with a feature length documentary film submission for Sundance and the Film Festival circuit in 2021.

All High School Nation subscribers currently have exclusive access to download “Friends (Don’t Wanna Be)” now via an exclusive code. The track is officially set to release on July 17th to all digital and streaming platforms. For more information, please visit https://highschoolnation.com/.

About Kathryn Dean:

Kathryn Dean has amassed a digital footprint of over 100 million views on YouTube, with 30 million alone generated from her 2014 international smash hit “Told You So.” She ranked in at #1 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart for 7 weeks straight with her song “City of Angels,” and DELTA Airlines bought the rights to her track “Blue Skies,” which they used as their exclusive boarding/inflight theme song. Taking inspiration from wide range of genres, including Country, Christian, Pop and Alternative influences, Dean captured the hearts of Latin American listeners, currently home to her strongest army of fans, which also happens to be the second highest streaming market in the world. Her songs have caught the attention of multiple major North American TV networks, and recently had music featured in promos for CBS’s “All Rise” and was featured in a long running campaign for the network’s hit show “SWAT.” Dean also consistently works with top Grammy award winning producers around the globe including: No Expectations (Adele, Sia, Maren Morris) Andrew Wells (Bebe Rexha, Meghan Trainor), Benjamin Rice (Lady Gaga, Selena Gomez, Julia Michaels), Sandy Vee (Katy Perry) and Linda Perry to name a few.

About High School Nation:

High School Nation is the largest provider of free events for public high schools in the US. Distance Learning has created an opportunity for HSN to bring these same opportunities to students at home. Through the generous donation of their time, HSN is bringing musicians, athletes and other creative professionals directly to students digitally. Each weekday is focused on a different profession. Follow HSN for more information on the upcoming guests and to submit your questions.

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Meghan Trainor Headlines LA Pride

GRAMMY® Award-winning global superstar Meghan Trainor delivered an unforgettable headlining performance tonight to a sold-out crowd at LA Pride Festival 2019 in West Hollywood, CA. Her set was packed with hits spanning her full catalogue including “All About That Bass”, “Like I’m Gonna Lose You”, “No Excuses”, “No” and her recent anthem “Badass Woman”. Meghan dazzled on stage throughout the night wearing a rainbow dress custom-made by iconic fashion designer Christian Cowan.

About Meghan Trainor

Meghan Trainor first made history in 2014 with her diamond-certified smash single “All About That Bass.” The GRAMMY® Award-winning singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist stands out as “one of only five female artists to achieve a diamond certification from the RIAA”-an honor bestowed upon only 15 other singles to date. Thus far, she has garnered a GRAMMY® Award and achieved seven multi-platinum singles and two platinum albums, sold out three world tours, penned multi-platinum hits for peers across pop and country, and received countless industry awards and nominations. Expanding her influence, she starred on FOX’s hit series THE FOUR: Battle for Stardomfor two seasons. Following 2018 anthems “No Excuses” and “Let You Be Right,” she celebrated Valentine’s Day 2019 with the love-themed six-song Love Train EP, which paves the way for more surprises to come.

About Christian Cowan
With a youthful take on how the modern day women can dress,Christian Cowan uses his lively spirit and creative prowess in making his standout designs. Having graduated from Central Saint Martins and London College of Fashion in 2016, Christian garnered a strong celebrity following before having even left school. Since then, he has continued to outfit the world’s biggest stars. Christian Cowan shows during New York Fashion Week and was a finalist for the 2018 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund. He is currently in Vienna doing a fashion show.

MEGHAN TRAINOR 

PRE-ORDERS LIVE NOW
NEW TRACK “ALL THE WAYS” OUT TODAY – SOUNDTRACKS NATIONAL TARGET CAMPAIGN LAUNCHING JUNE 24
(June 21, 2018 – Los Angeles, CA) – After months of building anticipation and fueling excitement, GRAMMY® Award-winning singer, songwriter, and producer Meghan Trainor will release her third full-length album entitled, TREAT MYSELF [Epic Records], on August 31st, 2018. Pre-order goes live today and unlocks instant grat downloads of the scorching songs “LET YOU BE RIGHT,” “CAN’T DANCE,” and “NO EXCUSES” as well as a brand new track “ALL THE WAYS.” Pre-order it HERE!
Earlier this week, Meghan heralded the announcement on social media, detailing “a big surprise” on her Elvis Duran and the Morning Show interview. The next day, she appeared on the program and unveiled the title and release date, taking to social media right after to personally share the artwork.

About TREAT MYSELF, Meghan said, “This album is my best work yet and I’m so proud of what we made. I say “we” because I made this entire album with my family, my friends, and my fiancé. It’s everything I stand for and I’m excited to put an upbeat happy album out for the world.”

Following the release of “NO EXCUSES,” “CAN’T DANCE” and current radio single “LET YOU BE RIGHT,” “ALL THE WAYS” spotlights another side of TREAT MYSELF. It’s another massive and melodic Meghan Trainor anthem and will soundtrack a new marketing campaign for Target, launching June 24. The campaign highlights the retailer’s new fulfillment services, like same-day delivery with Shipt and Drive up, to show guests all the ways they can shop at Target.
A pre-order is live now for the Target Exclusive version of the album, including exclusive remixes of “ALL THE WAYS.” Fans can purchase it HERE. This marks the second partnership between Meghan and Target. In 2016, they joined forces to release a Target Exclusive of her second album Thank You.
Right now, Meghan is everywhere! Tonight, you can catch her on a new episode of The Four on Fox 8/7c. Saturday, her seismic Radio Disney Music Awards performance airs on the Disney Channel. Earlier this month, she hit the stage at The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on CBS to perform “LET YOU BE RIGHT,” and opened the Today Show’s summer concert series. Monday June 25, she co-hosts Today alongside Hoda Kotb in the morning and guests on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon that evening.
Grammy-Award winning singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Meghan Trainor emerged with her 2014 breakout single “All About That Bass” and disrupted contemporary music with nostalgic pop beats and powerhouse vocals that delivered a worldwide anthem for female empowerment. Trainorcemented her rising status as one of the most prominent artists in popular music by charting seven multi-platinum singles, releasing two platinum albums, selling out three headline tours, writing multi-platinum hits for top pop and country artists, and receiving countless industry awards and nominations worldwide. She is one of only five female artists to receive a diamond certification for her hit single “All About That Bass” which shares the RIAA Gold & Platinum Awards top honor with only 15 other singles in history. Earlier this year, Trainor wrapped up her first season as a panelist on FOX’s hit singing competition series THE FOUR: Battle for Stardom.

MEGHAN TRAINOR x “NO EXCUSES”

Global superstar Meghan Trainor releases new dance video for her current hit single ‘No Excuses’. Shot in Los Angeles by Tim Milgrim (T. Milly Creative), this energetic new video showcases some of the top dance influencers from all over the world celebrating Trainor’s song and its theme of Respect. Watch it HERE.

 

Meghan’s Creative Director, Charm LaDonna says, “Meghan’s new single is so fun and energetic and we felt that this group of young influencers would help spread this message of respect with the younger generation all over the world”. She continues, “this group of dancers was hand selected by me and Meghan. We’ve worked with a bunch of them over the years and it’s been so fun to watch these strong, young women grow up. »

 

No Excuses was released March 1, 2018.  The single is currently sitting in the Top 15 at both Pop and Hot AC radio and has garnered rave reviews, People magazine said “With its confident lyrics and 80s tinged-production, ‘No Excuses’ is an instant day-brightener,”  while Forbes said “Meghan Trainor has crafted a stellar pop hook, she has returned to the spotlight to begin another era of her already enviable career, and has gifted the world with another lighthearted pop tune entitled ‘No Excuses.’”

 

 

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