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|Birth name||Margaret Durante|
|Birth name||Margaret Durante|
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.
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. 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.
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. The cover was made into a music video which aired on Country Music Television.
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. Her first release for the label was "Mississippi's Crying", which entered the Hot Country Songs charts in December 2010. On April 19, 2011, Emrose/Stroudavarious released her digital EP, Maybe Tonight.
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. 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. 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.
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. Her first single under this name, "I Ain't Your Mama", was released through RPM Entertainment in May 2012.
|2010||"Use Somebody"||—||Non-album song|
|2011||"Maybe Tonight"||60||Maybe Tonight (EP)|
|2012||"I Ain't Your Mama"A||42||TBD|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart|
|2011||"Breakout"||Shake It Up: Break It Down|
|2010||"Use Somebody"||Brian Lazarro|
|2011||"Mississippi's Crying"||Ben Charles|
|"Maybe Tonight"||Kristin Barlowe|