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A Pop Star Singer: Carly Rae Jepsen Emerges

Updated on October 16, 2013

A Pop Star Singer

Carly Rae Jepsen sings at Canada Place.
Carly Rae Jepsen sings at Canada Place. | Source

Who Is Carly Rae Jepsen?

With summer comes great, upbeat music.

Play pop music in your car, while sipping cold lemonade or dancing at your birthday party! Not sure which music to pick? Try the 2012 album of Carly Rae Jepsen, titled Curiosity.

Curiosity is the second album released from the 26-year-old singer from Mission, British Columbia, Canada. Carly Rae Jepsen may sound familiar as she just signed on to be the opening act for Justin Bieber on his 2012 Believe tour! She will open the shows slotted across North America later this year.

(Okay ladies, I know I mentioned Justin Bieber but you do have to stop your cheering so we can continue!).

A Look at Her Music

Singer Carly Rae Jepson is poised to become a huge music star.

Her first album Tug Of War, released in 2008, includes the radio hit "Sour Candy". Today, her first single "Call Me Maybe" from her latest album is connecting her to a larger audience of pop music fans and increasing her popularity.

The song is the hit single from Carly Rae Jepson's album Curiosity, released on Feb 14, 2012. On that same day, Justin Bieber announced that she was signed to Schoolboy Records. Schoolboy Records is the label run by Bieber's manager Scooter Braun.

Both Justin Bieber and his girlfriend Selena Gomez, who is also a singer, have publicly commented that they love Jepson's pop music. Bieber even Tweeted:

"Call me maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen is possibly the catchiest song I’ve ever heard lol.”

YouTube Video for the Song Call Me Maybe

The Pop Sing Is Setting Music Records

Carly Rae Jepson was first seen across Canada in 2007 during the fifth season of Canadian Idol. Jepson placed third in the singing competition. She then joined the Canadian Idol Top 3 concert tour that played locations across Canada.

In 2010, the singer-songwriter received two Juno nominations for Best New Artist and Songwriter of the Year for her album Tug Of War.

Today, Carly Rae Jepson's popularity as a singer is spreading worldwide. She is becoming well-known across Canada, the United States and beyond. She made her American television debut on The Ellen DeGeneres Show when she sang "Call Me Maybe".

The single is now double-platinum! As well, "Call Me Maybe" is the first song by a Canadian artist to reach the top of the digital chart since Justin Bieber's "Baby" in 2010.

Justin Bieber Takes Notice of The Pop Singer

Recently, Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez and other Hollywood singers created their own music video of the song "Call Me Maybe". The video was uploaded by Big Time Rush's Carlos Pena. Now that's a promotional team with star power for the Canadian pop beauty!

YouTube Music Video Featuring Justin Bieber, and more

The Pop Album Curiosity

The album Curiosity is based on one of life's greatest curiosities: love. The album has been described as a collection of "heart-on-sleeve pop songs". "Call Me Maybe" is about a new romance and its upbeat tempo speaks well of the eager, happy emotions that begin many new relationships.

The album also features Carly Rae Jepson's modern cover of the Joni Mitchell classic "Both Sides Now". Of the song, Jepson says, "I was definitely thinking Joni Mitchell meets dance... That's exactly what I want this record to be."

Singer Carly Rae Jepsen

The singer is a pop star that is on the rise in the music industry.
The singer is a pop star that is on the rise in the music industry. | Source

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    • ChristyWrites profile imageAUTHOR

      Christy Birmingham 

      5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Docmo, I'm glad you learned more about Miss Jepsen here. The song is certainly a catchy one! Thanks for the read and share too.

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      Mohan Kumar 

      5 years ago from UK

      She is cute, she can write and sing and she's got a great voice. She deserves all the success. Great article, Christy and thanks for the intro to another talent that deserves exposure!

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      Christy Birmingham 

      6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      @DIY, love that image of you having a mini-flash mob! Woot!

      @Jeannie, No need to keep it a secret, I say we create a Hub group and sing it together :)

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      6 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      I also am a closet "Call Me Maybe" fan. My son downloaded it on I-Tunes and we drop what we're doing and have a mini flash mob at our house every time it plays!.

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      Jeannie InABottle 

      6 years ago from Baltimore, MD

      I secretly love that song Call Me Maybe. Guess it is not so secret anymore! It is just so catchy - I can't get it out of my head! Cute hub and voted up!

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      Christy Birmingham 

      6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      @Janine, I also turn the radio up when the song comes on :) Now I want to listen to it again!

      @fpherj48, Yes the video ending is a surprise - glad you caught that!

      @Bill, hehe just a warning that the song may get stuck in your head, it's pretty catchy!

      @KDU, Woot! Go Canada :) Hehe Just enjoy the beat, oh yahhhh! Thanks for stopping by to comment after our fun FB exchange.

      @Sunshine, So nice of Josh to mention my hub to you. Glad to share my love of the song with you and also glad it finally got out of your head - earworm alert! :)

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      Janine Huldie 

      6 years ago from New York, New York

      I have to admit her song, "Call me maybe" is very catchy and enjoynlistening to it when it does come on my car radio. So far that reason alone, I was interested in reading this reticle to find a bit more out about her. Of course this article didn't disappoint. Voted and shared too.

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      6 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      She's cute...the tune is catchy and the video is the ending!!

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      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Okay, so I have no idea who this is, but if you recommend her I'll go check her out tonight on YouTube. Such is your power with the written word. :)

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      6 years ago

      I think it's set: Canadian or British music always overcomes American Music (i.e. Carly Rae Jepson, Beatles, Adele, Susan Boyle, Celine Dion, etc.)

      Great and informative Hub! Absolutely loved the music video (Though not the lyrics!)

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      6 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi Christy! I am jumping on the Carly Rae bandwagon! I was chatting with Josh today about Carly and he mentioned that you wrote a hub about her. I knew nothing about her until now! Thanks Josh and Christy! I saw the Call Me Maybe video today for the first time, hilarious!! The song has been stuck in my head all day. I love it! Fab hub!

    • ChristyWrites profile imageAUTHOR

      Christy Birmingham 

      6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      @Josh, thanks for the positive words and votes too. It is such a catchy song, isn't it?! I especially like her because she is from a city close to where I live :) Go Canada!

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      Joshua Zerbini 

      6 years ago from Pennsylvania

      How did I know her "Call Me Maybe" video was going to be posted on here? :) Great hub on Carly, she is rising up to the top for sure! Her songs are so catchy! Thanks Christy! Voted up and more!

    • ChristyWrites profile imageAUTHOR

      Christy Birmingham 

      6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      @endless sea, I am glad I could introduce you to her music. I am sure you will hear more about her soon! Thank-you for your wonderful comments.

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      Akhand Pratap SIngh 

      6 years ago from Lucknow(U.P.) India

      I listened her song they are nice, really looking forward to her more albums :)

    • ChristyWrites profile imageAUTHOR

      Christy Birmingham 

      6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      @endless sea, I do think Carly Rae has good potential to make it as a pop singer. I do hope you will hear more about her soon! Thanks for the comment.

      @Teaches, you are right about her look. She is whimsical in appearance, very striking. I will try to keep listening for her and cross my fingers she makes a great name for herself. Thank-you for stopping by!

      @Lord, I expected the Justin Bieber comments to be coming hehe. You maintain your composure very well. You freshy 'fresh' man, you are funny! I like that you have heard of Carly Rae, cool!

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      Akhand Pratap SIngh 

      6 years ago from Lucknow(U.P.) India

      She is beautiful :) looking forward to her songs, I hope she turns out to be great pop icon in near future

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      Dianna Mendez 

      6 years ago

      She looks similar to Joni Mitchell. She is very beautiful. It will be interesting to see how she aspires to fame this year.

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      Joseph De Cross 

      6 years ago from New York

      Hope she gets up there. I don't think Selena is jealous of her... I won't say nothing bad about Justin, I won't! Don't push it! Please!

      Carly's 'tug of war' was her breakthrough as you stated, but I didn't know she was from BC. I guess beauty is the norm over there. 'You are proof'....forget it! I might get banned if Google notices my green and 'fresh' comments. Where in the World is Avril Lavigne?


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