Thursday, November 21, 2013

November 21: Canadian recording artist Carly Rae Jepsen - "Call Me Maybe" - is 28-years-old today.

Canadian recording artist and singer-songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen is from Mission, British Columbia. She attended the Canadian College of Performing Arts in Victoria, BC before auditioning for Canadian Idol. In 2007, she placed third in the fifth season of Canadian Idol, and was a part of the Canadian Idol Top 3 concert tour. A

After completing the Canadian Idol tour, Jepsen retreated to B.C. to focus on writing, recording and completing her band. Her demos attracted attention and she was eventually signed a joint management deal with Simkin Artist Management and Dexter Entertainment.

A deal with Fontana/Maple Music  followed, leading Jepsen into the studio with producer/writer Ryan Stewart. She released her debut album, Tug of War, on September 30, 2008. Three years later, she released a new single, titled "Call Me Maybe," which was released by 604 Records.

"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 January 2010. It is also only the 11th song by a Canadian artist to reach No. 1 on the Digital Songs chart since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking digital download sales in 2005.

The song has also peaked at #1 on Billboard's Canadian Hot 100, being the 4th Canadian artist to do so, after Avril Lavigne's "Girlfriend," Nikki Yanofsky's "I Believe," and the Young Artists for Haiti version of "Wavin' Flag," originally by Canadian rapper K'naan.

Jepsen's second album Curiosity was released on February 14, 2012. It was produced by Ryan Stewart and Kevin James Maher produced the track "Dear Julien."

On the same day as the release, Justin Bieber made the announcement on the MuchMusic program New Music Live that Jepsen has been signed to School Boy Records, the label run by Justin Bieber's manager, Scooter Braun.


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