Maggie Rogers ‘Burning’ gets Obama endorsement for ‘Favorite Music of 2019’

Things just keep getting better and better for talented singer-songwriter and producer Maggie Rogers.

Not only has she been nominated as Best New Artist for the upcoming 62nd Grammy Awards, but President Barack Obama also included her song ‘Burning‘ on his ‘Favorite Music of 2019′  list last week.

In other words, 2019 turned out to be an excellent year for Rogers.

Maggie Rogers in 2019

The year started out for her with Rogers’ release of her album Heard It In a Past Life in January via her own record label Debay Sounds, which is exclusively licensed to Capitol Records.

The album was her first major label release, and debuted in the number 2 position on the Billboard 200 chart.

The album featured six previously released singles, including one that also hit the airwaves in 2019 — the aforementioned ‘Burning‘ — the Obama favorite.

It was also placed on a huge number of critics’ ‘Best of 2019‘ charts, including those from Rolling Stone, Billboard, Consequence of Sound, Vice and The New Yorker.

Did you miss Maggie Rogers performing ‘Burning‘ live on The Today Show — watch her, she’s amazing

Later on in the year, Maggie Rogers was also praised for not putting up with sexist comments being shouted at her during one of her concerts.

Instead, she talked about the issue on her social media accounts, making sure her fans knew how unacceptable she felt it to be.

With 2019 ending for Maggie Rogers with one of her songs earning a place on Barack Obama’s ‘Favorite Music of 2019‘ list,  and the 2020 Grammy Awards being held on January 26th where she will also feature prominently, it looks like her excellent 2019 may just be continuing on into the new year.

Nothing wrong with that.

Listen to Maggie Rogers’ ‘Burning‘ and ‘Light On‘, one of her previous singles, below, and you will quite easily see why Barack Obama seems to love her music so much.

Maggie Rogers’ official website.

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