One of our featured artists for June is Maggie Szabo!
A soulful Canadian singer who’s won over audiences worldwide, with 13 million views on YouTube, Maggie Szabo comes from small town and is now an accomplished singer/performer living and working in Los Angeles.
Maggie honed her craft at a young age in her hometown of Dundas. Following her high school graduation, she moved to Nashville to continue the quest to improve her writing and performing. Her original sound, infused with soulful pop melodies, secured Maggie a record deal with Linus Entertainment in Ontario. Her debut pop album Now Hear Me Out was released in November 2012. All songs were co-written by Maggie, with production by Justin Gray (Joss Stone), Gavin Bradley (Nelly Furtado) and Tanya Leah.
The single Lovesick was released to heavy rotation on Canadian airwaves, and Maggie was named Bell Media’s Emerging Artist—personally chosen by famed blogger Perez Hilton as his “Can YOU Sing?” contest winner. He hailed Maggie as a superstar on the rise.
Since living in Los Angeles, Maggie has performed to sold-out shows at the infamous Viper Room, House of Blues, and famed venue the Hotel Café. She also wrote and recorded her song Tidal Waves and Hurricanes. The music video premiered exclusively by Ryan Seacrest and has garnered great reviews from media and fans. Maggie also won the 2014 Toronto Independent Music Award in the category for Best Pop, and most recently was the Pop/Top40 winner for the International Songwriting Competition.
Aside from having her original music placed in many notable film and TV projects, Maggie is a featured vocalist and songwriter on the new album from German electronic DJ, Schiller, who has so far sold 7 million albums worldwide. The album released on February 26, 2016 and debuted at #1 in Germany.
Maggie has most recently released her new single ‘Forgive and Forget’, which was exclusively premiered by Yahoo Music, featured by Jay-Z’s music platform ‘Tidal’, and shared by some of the industry’s most established music blogs. Maggie will be releasing the accompanying music video in the coming months.
With a quickly growing fan-base and a social media following that tops some of the nation’s most established pop artists, Maggie has effectively used the internet to showcase and market her songs to the world and her dedicated fans. She’s now gearing up for the next exciting chapter in her musical journey—an album of new songs and a tour to follow.
She has graced us on the WorldArts Stage before and she’s currently recording music videos for the singles “Smile” and “Gold” – be sure to keep an eye out for her this year!