Maggie Rogers was born in segregated Louisiana in 1933. Her parents, Alice and Richard, both share the same surname. Their home was two floors above street level, where Margaret grew up. She was brought up attending the white, established segregated schools, and attended the predominantly white grammar school, Consolidated School of Boston. Her early life was full of hardships, as her family lived in a poor white area of Boston.
Maggie Rogers was one of seven children that went to boarding school, until she was homeschooled by her mother after she graduated from grammar school. When Rogers was 16, she was arrested for breaking and entering, after walking across a bridge over the Charles River in handcuffs. After receiving a two-year suspended sentence, she was free to return to school, and enrolled in the University of Alabama. During this time, she began to perform as a singer, and was very good at it. Her first self-released album “Touch Me Not” did not receive any attention, but it was followed by the single “Guess How Much I Love You”, which contained several hit singles including the chart topping “Sixteen Tons”.
Maggie Rogers is now a successful singer, songwriter and actress, but the decade long journey has left her with many regrets. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Songwriter for her song “Guess How Much I Love You”, but lost out to Avril Lavigne for “Frozen”. Maggie has also had some success in turning down music career opportunities, such as appearing on stage with Avril Lavigne and Britney Spears.
Maggie Rogers Measurements
|Figure Measurements||34-24-34 in|
|Body Size||34 inches|
|Waist Size||24 in / 61 cm|
|Hips Size||34 in / 87 cm|
|Shoe Size||6.5 (US)|
|Height||5 ft 10 in / 178 cm|
|Weight||121 lb / 55 kg|
Now, Maggie is working hard to keep herself active in the music scene. She has released several albums and has also been nominated for a star award at the MTV awards. In an effort to maintain her singing career, Maggie has also decided to focus on music journalism. Her articles have won several awards, including those from the prestigious International Herald Tribune.
At this point in Maggie’s musical career, she is not looking beyond the barriers that are placed on women in traditional musical fields. She understands that being a successful singer and songwriter requires more than just talent. Instead, it takes drive and ambition. Rogers knows that being a successful artist will take a lot of hard work and support from both the music industry and the record labels that she has worked with in the past. In an interview with the Associated Press, she shared her thoughts on the barriers that women face in the music industry, especially compared to male singers. She believes that there is room for more female artists in the future.
Maggie Rogers still has a lot of opportunities ahead of her in her career. In addition to her work with Alaska and Rooster Cogburn, she has also signed a deal with Island Records to do a duet album with David Cook and Timbaland. Rogers has also written several books, most notably the book What Would Maggie Do? This memoir provided insight on the obstacles that female artists face as well as tips for achieving success.