Meghan Trainor to lead NBC series, inks creative deal with NBCUniversal
After already working with the studio for various projects including singing competition hit The Voice, Meghan Trainor has inked a cross-platform creative overall deal with NBCUniversal Television and Streaming Entertainment, beginning with a new comedy series she will star in.
The new alliance is a first-of-its-kind for the company, encompassing potential projects across scripted and unscripted content throughout NBCU’s larger Television and Streaming Entertainment portfolio, which includes NBC, Bravo, E!, Oxygen, SYFY, Universal Kids, USA and Peacock, with Trainor having the opportunity to leverage her talents across network, cable, streaming and syndication programming.
“This collaboration with NBCUniversal is so beyond a dream come true,” Trainor said in a statement. “I’m obsessed with and inspired by Susan and can’t wait to work with her and her incredibly talented team to bring our ideas to life.”
“In addition to being a phenomenally talented performer, Meghan is a vibrant and hilarious ray of light who is the perfect fit for NBC’s brand,’” Susan Rovner, Chairman, Entertainment Content, NBCUniversal Television & Streaming, said in a statement. “We love the idea of introducing Meghan into the world of scripted comedy as well working with her to find all the creative and crazy ways she can engage with fans across our brands. With eight distinct platforms, we’re able to provide the ultimate playground for multi-hyphenate artists, and this is just one of the ways we’re leveraging our new structure to benefit both talent and audiences.”
Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist 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. Trainor cemented her rising status as one of the most prominent artists in popular music by charting eight multi-platinum singles, selling millions of albums worldwide, selling out three headline tours, writing multi-platinum hits for top pop and country artists, and receiving countless industry awards and nominations. 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.
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