Maggie Rose

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Maggie Rose
Birth nameMargaret Durante
Bornca. 1988
Potomac, Maryland
GenresCountry
OccupationsSinger
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2009–present
LabelsUniversal Republic
Emrose/R&J
RPM Entertainment
 
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Maggie Rose
Birth nameMargaret Durante
Bornca. 1988
Potomac, Maryland
GenresCountry
OccupationsSinger
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2009–present
LabelsUniversal Republic
Emrose/R&J
RPM Entertainment

Maggie Rose Durante (born in Potomac, Maryland) is a rising American country music singer. In 2009, Maggie signed to Universal Republic after an introduction to Tommy Mottola and at the urging of Doug Morris released a cover of Kings of Leon's 2008 single "Use Somebody" under the name "Margaret Durante." With little to no promotion, the single charted but failed to breakthrough. A year later, she left Universal Republic and signed to independent Emrose Records, an imprint that used the services of James Stroud's Stroudavarious Records. She charted on Hot Country Songs with her second single release, "Mississippi's Crying". On April 19, 2011, Emrose/Stroudavarious released her digital EP, Maybe Tonight. Maggie also recorded two songs that were featured in episodes of the Disney Channel's Shake It Up and Good Luck Charlie television series, and were included on the Shake It Up: Break It Down soundtrack album that was released on July 12, 2011.

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Musical career

Maggie Rose Durante was born in Potomac, Maryland. She graduated from Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School. She began singing at age sixteen and performed frequently with The B Street Band, a Bruce Springsteen cover band.[1] She attended Clemson University but withdrew in her sophomore year in order to pursue a career in country music in Nashville, TN upon receiving a phone call from famed producer Tommy Mottola.[2]

In 2009, Maggie signed to Universal Republic and released a cover of Kings of Leon's 2008 single "Use Somebody" The 9513 reviewer Karlie Justus was critical of the choice of a cover for Durante's debut single, saying that she did not think that the cover showed Durante's potential as a singer.[3] The cover was made into a music video which aired on Country Music Television.[4]

A year later, she left Universal Republic and signed to independent Emrose Records, an imprint utilizing the services of James Stroud's Stroudavarious Records, later rebranded as R&J Records.[5] Her first release for the label was "Mississippi's Crying", which entered the Hot Country Songs charts in December 2010.[6] On April 19, 2011, Emrose/Stroudavarious released her digital EP, Maybe Tonight.[7]

In June 2011, Maggie's music video"Maybe Tonight" debuted in Great American Country's Top 20 Country Countdown videos at No. 1, making her the first ever artist signed to an independent label to do so in the history of the show.[8] She displaced the No. 1 artist in the world, Taylor Swift.

Maggie sang guest lead vocals on two songs they were recording for the Disney Channel series Shake It Up.[9] Both "Watch Me" and "Breakout" were featured in early episodes of the show, and "Breakout" was also featured in the Good Luck Charlie crossover episode "Charlie Shakes It Up" that premiered on June 5, 2011 on the Disney Channel. Both songs are included on the Shake It Up: Break It Down soundtrack album that was released on July 12, 2011. "Watch Me" was covered by Zendaya and Bella Thorne, who star in the show.[10]

In 2011, Maggie affiliated with Scott Siman and RPM Management. Siman advised her to follow her vision and instinct, and the result was a complete revamp of her music and style, which she has described as country music with a swampy Muscle Shoals element blended in. Siman's belief was so great that when R&J Records folded he expanded his management/publishing company into a full service record label to market and promote her career. RPME has since taken on Zac Brown Band for radio promotion services.

She was introduced on the red carpet of the ACM Awards in 2012 and performed a break through private show for country radio programmers. After a major radio showcase in Scottsdale in May, she was added to the Country Throwdown Tour with her band, the Maggie Rose Band. She began performing as Maggie Rose.[11] Her first single under this name, "I Ain't Your Mama", was released through RPM Entertainment in May 2012.[12]

Discography

Extended plays

TitleDetails
Maybe Tonight

Singles

YearSinglePeak positionsAlbum
US Country
2010"Use Somebody"Non-album song
"Mississippi's Crying"57
2011"Maybe Tonight"60Maybe Tonight (EP)
2012"I Ain't Your Mama"A42TBD
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Album appearances

YearSongAlbum
2011"Breakout"Shake It Up: Break It Down
"Watch Me"

Music videos

YearTitleDirector
2010"Use Somebody"[13]Brian Lazarro
2011"Mississippi's Crying"[14]Ben Charles
"Maybe Tonight"Kristin Barlowe

References

  1. ^ Moser, John J (December 4, 2010). "New country singer Margaret Durante hopes her career moves Swiftly". Lehigh Valley Music. http://blogs.mcall.com/lehighvalleymusic/2010/12/new-country-singer-margaret-durante-not-another-taylor-swift-.html. Retrieved January 18, 2011. 
  2. ^ Richardson, Gayle J (August 6, 2010). "Margaret Durante Is First Artist Signed to Emrose Records". The Boot. http://www.theboot.com/2010/08/06/margaret-durante-songs/. Retrieved March 12, 2011. 
  3. ^ Justus, Karlie (November 12, 2009). "Margaret Durante — "Use Somebody"". The 9513. http://www.the9513.com/margaret-durante-use-somebody/. Retrieved January 18, 2011. 
  4. ^ Parton, Chris (November 16, 2009). "Margaret Durante video bows to Kings of Leon". CMT. http://blog.cmt.com/2009-11-16/margaret-durante-video-bows-to-kings-of-leon/. Retrieved January 18, 2011. 
  5. ^ Richardson, Gayle (August 6, 2010). "Margaret Durante Is First Artist Signed to Emrose Records". The Boot. http://www.theboot.com/2010/08/06/margaret-durante-songs/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheBootCountryMusic+%28The+Boot+Country+Music+Blog%29. Retrieved January 18, 2011. 
  6. ^ Morris, Edward (December 18, 2010). "Taylor Swift, Rascal Flatts Keep Their Places at the Top of Charts". CMT. http://www.cmt.com/news/country-music/1654537/taylor-swift-rascal-flatts-keep-their-places-at-the-top-of-charts.jhtml. Retrieved January 18, 2011. 
  7. ^ Conaway, Alanna (March 2, 2011). "Margaret Durante Previews New Single 'Maybe Tonight' at CRS". AOL The Boot. http://www.theboot.com/2011/03/02/margaret-durante-maybe-tonight/. Retrieved March 2, 2011. 
  8. ^ Majors, Patrice (June 27, 2011) Margaret Durante Becomes First Independent Artist to Ever Debut at 1 on GAC. Nashville Hype .Retrieved July 7, 2011.
  9. ^ "Rising Country Star Margaret Durante Records Songs Used in Disney's 'Shake It Up' Television Series". hotschatzpr.com. 10 February 2011. http://www.hotschatzpr.com/2011/02/rising-country-star-margaret-durante-records-songs-used-in-disneys-shake-it-up-television-series/. Retrieved 16 July 2011. 
  10. ^ "Amazon.com: Shake It Up: Break It Down: Various Artists: Music". amazon.com. http://www.amazon.com/Shake-Up-Break-Various-Artists/dp/B004WIKQRI. Retrieved 16 July 2011. 
  11. ^ http://www.allaccess.com/net-news/archive/story/104887/rpm-management-taps-karen-tallier-for-publicity-fo
  12. ^ http://www.musicrow.com/2012/05/siman-launches-rpm-entertainment/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=siman-launches-rpm-entertainment
  13. ^ "Margaret Durante – Use Somebody". Universal Music Group. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgi8GrrUdqQ. Retrieved 2009. 
  14. ^ "Margaret Durante – Mississippi's Crying". Emrose Records. http://www.youtube.com/user/MargaretDuranteMusic#p/a/u/1/WPU0MDJnfBo. Retrieved March 24, 2011. 

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