I'm a Lady

"I'm a Lady"
I'm A Lady (Official Single Cover) by Meghan Trainor.png
Single by Meghan Trainor
ReleasedFebruary 24, 2017 (2017-02-24)
FormatDigital download
Recorded2016
GenrePop
Length2:45
LabelEpic
Songwriter(s)
  • Meghan Trainor
  • Martin René
Producer(s)
Meghan Trainor singles chronology
"Better"
(2016)
"I'm a Lady"
(2017)
"No Excuses"
(2018)
Music video
"I'm a Lady" on YouTube

"I'm a Lady" is a song recorded by American singer-songwriter Meghan Trainor to promote the film Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017).[1] Epic Records released it as a single on February 24, 2017.[2] Trainor co-wrote and co-produced the song with Martin René, and additional production from the Monsters and the Strangerz.[3] "I'm a Lady" is a pop song that has a positive message and a campy spoken interlude.

Hannah Lux Davis directed the music video, which was released on March 3, 2017. Trainor has performed "I'm a Lady" live on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Background[]

Trainor announced the song at the 2016 KIIS-FM Jingle Ball, saying "It's an upbeat, 'love yourself' woman anthem. It goes like...'Cause I'm a lady...and then the BEAT DROPS!' It's pretty fire."[4] Prior to "I'm a Lady"'s release, Trainor teased the song and the music video on her social media accounts.[5] She announced the release date on February 21, 2017.[5]

Critical reception[]

Critics stated that is a "return to the retro-pop of Title—albeit with the same verve and attitude that marked the Thank You era" and one of them wrote "the cute bop has a positive message and a campy spoken interlude towards the end."[6][7]

Music video[]

A music video for the song was released on March 3, 2017 at Vevo, directed by Hannah Lux Davis.[2][8] The video sees Trainor performing with a band in a warehouse. This is interspersed with scenes of women succeeding in several walks of life, including: a boardroom, wearing a football uniform, shooting archery and lifting wights.[9] The video features no men, and was described by a critic as "Women can be whatever the hell they want to be. Oh, and in case you were wondering — no, there are absolutely zero men in this video. Only girls”.[10]

Live performance[]

Trainor performed "I'm a Lady" on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on April 7, 2017.[11]

Charts[]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[12] 40

Release history[]

Region Date Format Label Ref.
Worldwide February 24, 2017 Digital download Epic [13]
United States February 27, 2017 Adult contemporary radio [14]
February 28, 2017 Top 40 radio and urban contemporary radio [15]

References[]

  1. ^ "Meghan Trainor releases new song, video for 'Smurfs: The Lost Village'". Philippine Daily Inquirer. March 7, 2017. Retrieved December 4, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "GRAMMY Award-Winning Superstar Meghan Trainor Releases New Song 'I'm A Lady' From 'Smurfs: The Lost Village'". PR Newswire. February 23, 2017. Retrieved February 23, 2017.
  3. ^ Wass, Mike (February 21, 2017). "Meghan Trainor Bounces Back With 'I'm A Lady'". Idolator. Retrieved February 23, 2017.
  4. ^ Apaza, Kevin (December 5, 2016). "Meghan Trainor Readies 'Smurfs' New Song 'I'm A Lady': 'It's Pretty Fire, She Says". Direct Lyrics. Retrieved February 23, 2017.
  5. ^ a b Stutz, Colin (February 21, 2017). "Meghan Trainor Teases New Song 'I'm a Lady' & Music Video". Billboard. Retrieved February 23, 2017.
  6. ^ a b Wass, Mike (February 23, 2017). "Meghan Trainor's 'I'm A Lady' Is A Cute Retro-Bop". Idolator. Retrieved February 23, 2017.
  7. ^ Roth, Madeline (February 24, 2017). "Meghan Trainor Is Back To Her Sassy Ways On 'I'm A Lady'". MTV News. Retrieved December 5, 2018.
  8. ^ Wass, Mike (March 3, 2017). "Meghan Trainor Serves Looks In Her 'I'm A Lady' Video". Idolator. Retrieved December 4, 2018.
  9. ^ Hirsh, Sophie (March 3, 2017). "Meghan Trainor Releases 'I'm a Lady' Music Video". Teen Vogue. Retrieved December 4, 2018.
  10. ^ Roth, Madeline (March 3, 2017). "Meghan Trainor Serves Look After Look in Her New Video". MTV News. Retrieved December 4, 2018.
  11. ^ Vivinetto, Gina (April 7, 2017). "Meghan Trainor: My boyfriend 'learned sign language for me' during 2nd vocal surgery". Today. Retrieved December 4, 2018.
  12. ^ "Meghan Trainor Chart History (Adult Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 28, 2017.
  13. ^ Worldwide digital release of "I'm a Lady":
  14. ^ "Hot/Modern/AC Future Releases - Hot Adult Contemporary Rock Songs and Release Dates". AllAccess Music Group. February 27, 2017. Archived from the original on February 24, 2017. Retrieved February 24, 2017.
  15. ^ "Top 40/M Future Releases - Mainstream Hit Songs Being Released and Their Release Dates". AllAccess Music Group. February 28, 2017. Archived from the original on February 24, 2017. Retrieved February 24, 2017.

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