Canada's latest pop export has hit the big time
In 2007, Carly Rae Jepsen was all over Canada’s TV screens as she competed on Canadian Idol. She didn’t win the show, but went on to sign a management deal with Scooter Braun, the man behind Justin Bieber.
Since then, she's had massive success all over the world and is on her way to becoming a household name. Her debut single, Call Me Maybe, spent eight weeks at the top of the charts in Canada, five weeks topping the Australian chart and four weeks at No. 1 in the UK. Impressive.
Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Big Time Rush and Ashley Tisdale all showed their support for Carly Rae Jepsen by filming a tribute video to Call Me Maybe. The homage to Carly's worldwide hit saw them larking around, messing about and miming along to the song. It gained 21 million views in just two weeks of being online. After this came tribute and parody videos from Katy Perry and her poolside friends, barking dog Corgi Rae Jepsen and Sesame Street star the Cookie Monster. Carly had successfully become a viral sensation and gone global.
She's showing no signs of slowing down either. 2013 has kicked off with the single Tonight I'm Getting Over You.
We've not had Carly Rae on the pop scene for very long, but we already know she's only gonna get bigger and better as time goes by. Check out our exclusive 4music.com chat with the Canadian star below.