Canadas Talent


September 4, 2012

Carly Rae Jepsen

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City: Vancouver (Originally from Mission, BC)

Birth: November 21 1985

Label: School Boy Records, 604 Records (Canada), Interscope (US)

Discography: Tug of War (2008), Curiosity EP (2012)



Having reached global stardom after the release of her smash hit Call Me Maybe, Canadian singer Carly Rae Jepsen has been riding a steady wave of success ever since. Her start in music however, runs much further back.  Her dad was into music and played intruments with Carly  and her siblings when they were young. She also took part in musicals during high school. In 2007 Carly auditioned for the 5th season of Canadian Idol where she placed third.  Her first album ‘’Tug of War’’, was released the year after. In early 2012 she released an EP called “Curiosity”.

Although she names artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Van Halen, La Roux and Robyn as inspirations, her songs have an infectious pop sound that is all her own.  In February 2012, Justin Bieber announced that Carly signed a record deal with Scooter Braun’s label, School Boy Records (Justin Bieber, Curtis Jackson, Asher Roth) and Interscope (Blink-182, Lady Gaga, Eminem, U2, LMFAO). She is also signed with 604 Records in Canada. With 16 nominations in 2 years, reaching the top of the charts in numerous countries and a new album coming out in September, this is just the beginning for our Canadian pop star!

Fun facts:

-Carly was on Canadian Idol back in 2007. She placed 3rd.

- In early 2012, singer Justin Bieber heard Call Me Maybe on the radio and loved it so much he got her signed to his manager’s label School Boy Records.

- Carly and Josh Ramsay (lead singer of Marianas Trench) had already worked together before Call Me Maybe. Back in ’09, they sang a duet called Sour Candy together.

-  In high school she performed in musicals

- She studied at the Canadian College of Performing Arts in Victoria

- Her debut singles Tug of War and Bucket are both certified gold and earned her 2 nominations at the  Juno Awards.

- Her single Call Me Maybe has been certified Double Platinum by the Canadian Billboard

- She says one of her greatest goals is to write a song that people will remember even years after its release

By: Laurence Des Lauriers-Chouinard



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