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Maggie Rogers

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Maggie Rogers turned a viral video moment into one of the most promising folk-pop careers in decades after taking a masterclass with Pharrell Williams. Maggie was studying at NYU when she played “Alaska” for the prolific producer, and the YouTube video of Pharell’s visibly stunned reaction (where he compared her to the ingenuity of the Wu-Tang Clan) turned Maggie into an overnight success. Her debut album, Heard It In A Past Life, was largely inspired by the pressure Maggie felt to follow that buzz as she musically re-introduced herself to the public.

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