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Budding one-hit wonder star steps into the Taylor Swift void: Meghan Trainor really wants to entertain Houston

Budding one-hit star Meghan Trainor steps into the Taylor Swift void

Meghan Trainor
Meghan Trainor's first North American concert tour includes stops in Houston and Dallas. Photo by Sarah McColgan

Many of you may have already heard that Taylor Swift's 1989 World Tour will not be stopping in Houston. Depending on your level of dedication to blonde pop icons, this could be terrible news — but it doesn't have to be. 

Meghan Trainor, the 20-year-old sensation behind the epic chart-topper "All About That Bass," can help you achieve your pop music fix with her just-announced concert at the House of Blues on Feb. 25.

If you're familiar with Trainor and her music, you'll know the young singer and songwriter has accomplished a great deal since the release of her hit single back in June. "All About That Bass" has achieved six-time platinum status, which is equivalent to six million singles sold. The pop anthem has clinched the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for eight consecutive weeks and is still holding strong at the No. 1 spot.

Trainor holds the record for the longest attainment of the No. 1 Hot 100 spot for a female artist this year and the music video for her hit single has been viewed more than 200 million times. Not only that, but her incredible success has led her to tie Michael Jackson's record for the longest leading single in the history of Epic Records. The King of Pop enjoyed a seven-week run on top of the charts with "Billie Jean" from the 1982 album "Thriller," which is often touted as the best-selling album of all time.

The Nantucket-born singer's latest release "Lips Are Movin' " has already achieved a spot on Billboard's Hot 100 (currently at No. 93 in its first week on the chart). The song has been confirmed as to appear on her hotly anticipated full-length album, Title, which will hit shelves Jan. 13, giving Houston fans the chance to see her perform new material live only weeks after it is first released.

If you can't wait until January, five songs from the upcoming 15-track album have already been released on iTunes.

Trainor will be performing at the House of Blues with Australian pop band, Sheppard, as her special guest. Ticket sales for the all-ages concert begin on Saturday at 10 a.m. with prices starting at $22.