Thank You (Meghan Trainor album)

Thank You
A portrait of a young woman with brown hair, posing with her eyes half-closed, while donning a pink top.
Standard edition cover. On the deluxe and Target-exclusive editions, Trainor's top is colored green instead of pink.
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 6, 2016 (2016-05-06)
Meghan Trainor chronology
Thank You
Treat Myself
Singles from Thank You
  1. "No"
    Released: March 4, 2016
  2. "Me Too"
    Released: May 5, 2016
  3. "Better"
    Released: August 29, 2016

Thank You is the second major-label studio album by American singer-songwriter Meghan Trainor. The album was released exclusively on Apple Music on May 6, 2016, and worldwide on May 13, 2016, by Epic Records.[2] Its songs were mostly co-written by Trainor, Jacob Kasher Hindlin and Eric Frederic, and produced by the latter. Artists who were featured on the album include Kelli Trainor, LunchMoney Lewis, R. City and Yo Gotti. Musically, Thank You was inspired by Caribbean music, and attempted to showcase Trainor's love for Aretha Franklin, Bruno Mars and Elvis Presley. She combined dance-pop and R&B for the album's songs.

The album debuted at number three on the US Billboard 200 with sales of 107,000 album-equivalent units, of which 84,000 were pure album sales. It also peaked in the top five in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Scotland and the United Kingdom. "No", released as the album's lead single on March 4, 2016, reached number three on the US Billboard Hot 100. The second single from the album "Me Too" was released on May 5, 2016, and peaked at number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100. "Better", featuring Yo Gotti, was released as the album's third single. Trainor promoted Thank You through a series of public appearances, televised live performances and The Untouchable Tour (2016).

Background and recording

Trainor performing "Woman Up" on the Untouchable Tour

In 2015, Meghan Trainor announced that she would be releasing her second album sometime in 2016, and confirmed some collaborations with a variety of artists and record producers, one of them was the Virgin Islands duo Rock City.[3] Discussing her influences for the record, Trainor explained "I wanted to go big, I wanted to get all my influences in there and show everything from my Caribbean side to my love for Bruno Mars and Aretha Franklin and even some Elvis vibes, anyone I grew up listening to."[3] "It's definitely a Meghan Trainor album, but it's a more grown up, matured, intense Meghan Trainor," she said in an interview with Los Angeles Times.[4]

In January 2016, in an interview with Forbes, Trainor confirmed that the first single from Thank You would be picked the week after, adding, "we're going to figure it out, and it's probably after all this stuff the craziness will start".[5] The album was made available for pre-order on March 4, on the same day as the release of the lead single "No".[2] The song caused the direction of the album to change, as Trainor and the producer Ricky Reed started experimenting with new musical styles and began producing six more tracks, replacing most of the original track list.[6]