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By Marc Inocencio

Meghan Trainor entered the competitive pop arena with her breakout hit "All About That Bass" and maintained her momentum with the release of her first album Title.

In addition to the LP reaching platinum status in the United States, the singer-songwriter is being considered for Best New Artist at 58th Grammys in February.

"I like it a lot more, i guess, than being nominated for just a song like last year," she tells On Air with Ryan Seacrest of her Grammy nod over the phone Monday. "It's just pretty wild and that's a hard category to get into. But to be nominated as an artist, and like one of the best of the year, that felt very more precious to me."

Between now and the awards ceremony, Meghan is laser-focused on putting together her sophomore album Thank You, which is expected to drop sometime this year.

"It's almost finally done," she reveals. "I didn't work too long on it -- I'm a very fast songwriter. The hardest part about this album is that I had about 22 songs at one point. Like how am I suppose to have a regular size album? I can't get rid of any of these songs! But we finally trimmed it down and I have about 16 now still."

Before she went off the air, Meghan took the time to put those DeAndre Jordan dating rumors to bed. "He's a good friend," she says of the Clippers player. "Every time I need tickets, he hooks it up! He's really awesome. I met him at a club one day."