Your debut single ‘All About That Bass’ has topped the charts globally, and has been awarded with a Platinum Certificate in the United States for over 1 million sales. This is amazing for any artist, and this is your first single release! Did this huge success come as a shock to you? Yes, absolutely. I never thought it would be this amazing or go this fast! However I’m loving every minute of it.
How did you celebrate? Haven’t really yet but whenever I’m with my family members we always sit for hours and talk about how crazy everything is!
You are releasing the single here in the UK in October. Why did you choose to release the single in the UK later? My label wanted to give it the best chance to succeed so I let them take the lead.
For those that don’t know, can you explain the message behind the song ‘All About That Bass’? It’s about loving your body, loving yourself, and loving all your insecurities and having fun with it!
It’s got to be something a lot of people can relate to, what has the reaction been like so far? The comments have been super supportive and the fans have been amazing during this crazy ride. A lot of girls post about how they had an eating disorder and my song convinced them to stop. It’s a crazy feeling knowing a three minute song I wrote can affect people like that.
You have said previously that there has also been a backlash from some people? A few girls online will comment “you suck for shaming skinny people because you are insecure about being fat” but I never wrote the song to shame skinny people, I just wrote a fun song about loving yourself more.
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