Boglárka Csemer, known by her stage name Boggie (born November 30, 1986, in Budapest), is a Hungarian singer.
She began her music studies at the age of 13. Two years later, she started studying classical singing and classical piano at the Árpád Fasang Music School. She attended this school until 2007 while also being a student of jazz vocals at the Erkel Ferenc Elementary Art Education Institution and Jazz Music Vocational High School from 2004. Between 2006 and 2007, she completed a French-language tour guide vocational training course. In 2007, she began studying vocals at the Kőbánya Music Studio.
In March 2009, she founded the Csemer Boglárka Quartet. In 2011, her song “Japánkert” won the special prize of the Hungarian Jazz Federation at the Jazzy Song Contest. In 2012, the Quartet performed at the Talent Exchange of the Palace of Arts (Művészetek Palotája) during the Jazz Showcase. In 2012 and 2013, she was invited to be a jury member for the National Chanson Competition. In 2014, she also performed with the French band Accordzeam.
In 2012, she began working on her first album. By then, her mature style required a change of name, so instead of the previous name CSBQ (Csemer Boglárka Quartet), the singer started using the shorter stage name Boggie. This also signaled her connection to France, the French language, and her intention to steer her production towards international waters.
In 2013, her album titled “Boggie” was released. The album features her own compositions in Hungarian, French, and English. Her debut album reached the fourth position on the Mahasz sales chart in Hungary and debuted at the third position on the jazz album chart of the American Billboard magazine. It also ranked 17th on the world music albums chart of the same magazine.At the end of 2013, the music video for the song “Parfüm” was released simultaneously with the original version of the song titled “Nouveau parfum.” In early 2014, due to good promotion and an original concept, the video gained significant popularity. Her debut album ranked high on the American Billboard charts, reaching the 4th and later the 17th position. Few Hungarian artists have achieved such recognition on this famous list.
In 2014, her second full-length album titled “All Is One Is All” was released, featuring songs that aligned with the principles of her previous album, also sung in Hungarian, French and English. This album received the prestigious Hungarian Phonogram Award in the category of “POP Album of the Year” at the FONOGRAM Awards ceremony. /she also won the Bravo Otto award in the category of “Best Music Video.” In November 2014, her song “Fearless” became the campaign song for the Westend shopping mall’s birthday campaign.
In 2015, she was nominated as “Singer of the Year” at the Glamour Woman of the Year awards. Additionally, the music video for her song “Parfüm” was among the 17 nominees for “Highlights of Hungary” in 2015. In the same year, she received a Phonogram Award for her second album.
Boggie participated in the Hungarian national selection show for the Eurovision Song Contest called A Dal in 2015 with her song “Wars for Nothing.” Boggie became the winner of the 2015 Hungarian selection and the representative of Hungary at the 60th Eurovision Song Contest held in Vienna. She qualified for the final from the semifinals, placing eighth, and ultimately finished 20th with 19 points in the grand final on May 23.
As a performing artist since 2009, she has had the opportunity to perform at numerous outstanding concert venues both in Hungary and abroad. In addition to Hungary, she has performed concerts in France, the Netherlands, Slovakia, Austria, the Baltic region, Sweden, Germany, and the United States.
In October 2015, she embarked on her first six-stop tour in Western Europe, followed by her second tour in the United States.
In 2016, she began working on her third full-length album while giving birth to her daughter, Lenke.
In 2017, she established her own record label and released her third album titled “3.”
In March 2018, Boggie became a SXSW ARTIST, being selected for the world’s most significant music showcase festival in Austin, USA. In 2018, on the fifth anniversary of Hangvilla in Veszprém, she established an award that recognizes young performers who play live, have an impact on the audience, and are true artists. They are dedicated performers who play quality live music with perfect sound engineering or sound adjustment. In 2018, Boggie was the first to receive this recognition, which included the opportunity to perform at Hangvilla.
In 2019, she was invited to perform in Düsseldorf and the Swedish Live at Heart showcase festival. She ended the year with a four-stop tour in the Baltic region.
In the same year, she reached an important milestone in her career: as the only female performer, she had a sold-out performance in the “Hey, June!” popular music series at the Palace of Arts (MÜPA).
On 27 January 2020 Boggie’s new song and video “Nem kell bántani” was released. She started a radio tour to promote the song. Unfortunately she was not able to finish it due to COVID19. Instead, she did living room concerts. The tour was postponed until august.
On 2 July 2021, a new single was released, “Füst”. It was followed by an EP, “Bemutató”, on 16 September.
In 2022, Boggie represented Hungary at the European Music Festival in Algeria. On 29 October of that year, her new album “Fragilité” was released. A year later, Boggie was present at the European Music Festival in Algeria again.