‘No Excuses’ for this International Women’s Day
Just in time for International Women’s Day, Meghan Trainor and Zumba have launched an all-female dance ensemble to Meghan’s empowering new track, “No Excuses.
The Grammy-award winning singer and songwriter’s goal is to inspire Zumba’s community of 15 million people across 200,000 locations in 186 countries to respect one another and get up and dance. “I always hear my music playing when I’m at the gym, so I thought, ‘let’s reach out to Zumba and create something special for No Excuses,’” says Trainor. “We both believe in empowerment! I want this choreography to empower everyone out there to get on their feet, and I want them to think about respect and sassiness and loving yourself.”
Her message for International Women’s Day is: “This song ‘No Excuses’ is a very empowering song. It’s all about respect. I wanted to come back with a bang and an upbeat fun song about respect. Respect each other out there; I think we need a little more of that out in the world today.”
Over the past two years, Zumba has launched chart-topping tracks with artists like Shakira, Maluma, Shaggy, Claudia Leitte, Pitbull, Wisin, Yandel, Don Omar, Luis Fonsi, Lil Jon and Daddy Yankee; and in the past two months, Jason Derulo and Steve Aoki.
Check out her new video while taking her first-ever Zumba class: