R5: Minnesota State Fair announces Meghan Trainor's replacement


A lot of Minnesota fans of the hit single "All About that Bass" were undoubtedly disappointed when singer Meghan Trainor cancelled her State Fair engagement this month.

But the tweet below – from last year – shows that her replacement can likely expect a warm welcome:

You got your wish, Sarah.

R5, a Los Angeles-based band, will bring its "unique brand of groove-heavy, guitar-driven pop-rock" to the fair's Grandstand concert series, which they'll headline on Sept. 1, according to a news release.

The group – made of four siblings and a family friend, all of whom have names (or nicknames, at least) that begin with the letter "R" – is known for singles such as "Loud," and "Let's Not Be Alone Tonight," the Pioneer Press says.

The paper describes them as a "teen pop" act.

The new concert date comes about a week after Trainor announced she was canceling her State Fair appearance – as well as the rest of the remaining dates on her "MTrain" tour – due to a vocal cord hemorrhage.

An Instagram update from the popular singer indicated that it was the second such hemorrhage she's had this summer, and came as the result from a case of bronchitis that made her cough too much.

She said the issue would require surgery, and that she was "devastated, scared, and so sorry" to her fans.

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