Maggie Rogers Hits New Chart Heights After &#zero39;Saturday Night Live&#zero39; Performance

Maggie Rogers Hits New Chart Heights After &#zero39;Saturday Night Live&#zero39; Performance


‘Light On’ turns into her first prime 10 track.

Maggie Rogers&#zero39; breakout efficiency on NBC&#zero39;s Saturday Night Live Nov. three has helped spur her newest chart success.

Making her first look because the present&#zero39;s musical visitor, Rogers sang, and, in her distinctive, swirling model, danced to, "Light On" and "Fallingwater," each from her forthcoming first Capitol Records LP, Heard It in a Past Life, due Jan. 18, 2019.

"Light On" launches at No. 9 on Streets Talkin&#zero39;s Alternative Digital Song Sales chart (dated Nov. 17), in addition to No. 25 on Pop Digital Song Sales, up 555 p.c to five,000 downloads offered within the week ending Nov. eight, in response to Nielsen Music. Plus, "Fallingwater" bows at No. 11 on Alternative Digital Song Sales (three,000, up 1,499 p.c).

"Light On" concurrently turns into Rogers&#zero39; first prime 10 on the Adult Alternative Songs radio airplay chart, leaping 12-9. She beforehand hit the checklist with "Alaska," which reached No. 13 in February 2017, and "On + Off" (No. 20, May 2017).

Thanks to its gross sales and airplay features, "Light On" marks Rogers&#zero39; first prime 10 on any Streets Talkin track charts.

Rogers&#zero39; first Capitol EP, Now That the Light Is Fading (that includes "Alaska" and "On + Off"), hit No. four on Heatseekers Albums and No. 39 on Top Rock Albums in March 2017.

Rogers additionally debuts on the Emerging Artists chart at No. 16.

Russ Borris, WFUV New York music director, praises the "pop-leaning really feel" of "Light On," which brings a little bit of studio sparkle and an accessible ethereal contact to a format outlined extra by natural manufacturing. The monitor, which the station performed 14 instances within the week ending Nov. 11, "stands out in a manner that the majority pop music doesn&#zero39;t as of late," Borris says.

Rogers, 23, grew up in Maryland&#zero39;s jap shore and drew buzz as a scholar at New York University in 2016 after then-Tisch School of the Arts artist-in-residence Pharrell Williams met along with her class to take heed to college students&#zero39; songs. When it was her flip, Rogers instructed Williams that she grew up enjoying banjo and loving folks music and, after learning in France, added dance components to her musical combine.

She performed a demo of "Alaska," mesmerizing Williams, and the clip of the session has since garnered over three million international YouTube views. "I’ve zero, zero, zero notes for that," Williams mentioned after. "It&#zero39;s since you&#zero39;re doing your individual factor. It&#zero39;s singular. That&#zero39;s such a particular high quality. Your entire story, I can hear it within the music."

"We&#zero39;ll see if I&#zero39;m profitable," Rogers humbly mused.

That was in 2016. Less than a yr later, "Alaska" made its chart run. A yr after that, Rogers has risen (not simply geographically) from NYU to SNL and "Light On" is furthering her ascent.

"We clearly have a particular reference to Maggie, since she grew up in our listening viewers, however we’d be enjoying &#zero39;Light On&#zero39; regardless," says WRNR Annapolis, Maryland, assistant program director and music director Carrie Neuman. The station spun the track 18 instances final week and leads all Adult Alternative Songs reporters with 83 performs for it by Nov. 11.

Bob Waugh, WRNR PD, notes that Rogers&#zero39; two upcoming reveals at Washington, D.C.&#zero39;s 9:30 Club (March 25 and 26, 2019) offered out in roughly 10 minutes. The station performed a promo main as much as her SNL gig, through which Rogers (an avid radio fan) recollects, "You know, rising up in jap Maryland made me admire the finer issues in life: the precise option to choose a crab … methods to assemble a duck blind … however, most significantly, methods to rig an antenna to get the right reception of 103.1, &#zero39;RNR!"

"Her pop sensibilities and intelligent lyricism set her aside, however her sincerity, her candor and her willingness to seemingly put her genuine self within the highlight and dance like nobody&#zero39;s watching, actually, lend her a credibility not often achieved," Neuman says of Rogers. "Her earnestness and allure seep into each track."