Rising Star: Carly Rae Jepsen

January 6, 2012

 Who says third place isn’t a winner?

 Not Carly Rae Jepsen, that’s for sure. She was third runner- up in Canadian Idol’s fifth season and she is making quite a media slash with her new single “Call Me Maybe” from her sophomore album ‘Curiosity’. Though her first album ‘Tug of War’ in 2008 was moderately successful and was nominated for two Juno Awards, this latest album, set to be released later this year, promises to be the most successful yet. With a little help from fellow Canadian Justin Bieber and his long time girlfriend, Selena Gomez, Carly’s single went gold this week.

The couple snapped an Instagram photo of The Biebs smiling with a caption that read “This smile is because of Carly Rae Jepsen… We have not stopped listening to your song girl!” The couple then took to twitter to show their support. With the couple boasting over 26 million followers on twitter and countless more on Instagram this recognition from pop royalty was the best advertisement this young singer-songwriter could ask for. Carly later tweeted “Can’t describe how flattered I Am.”, thanking both Selena and Justin for their support. With catchy lyrics, a soulful sound and a humble personality Carly Rae Jepsen is definitely one to watch out for in 2012.

-Ashley Anne

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