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Pop: Why It’s Okay To Really, Really, Really Like Carly Rae Jepsen

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It’s pretty easy to write off Carly Rae Jepsen as a one-hit wonder. However, she has proven to have some staying power in the American pop music scene.

With her third album, Emotion, hitting stores in 2015, Jepsen is looking to make huge strides with her music career.

The 29-year-old Jepsen is no stranger to the public spotlight. She was first exposed to the world in 2007 as a part of Canadian Idol, where she placed third overall in the singing competition. Shortly after the completion of the show, Jepsen released her debut album, Tug Of War, through Canadian-based record label, MapleMusic Recordings.

Jepsen’s owes a lot of her success in American music to Justin Beiber, who referred her to his manager Scooter Braun. After seeing her breakout single Call Me Maybe reach 700 million views on YouTube, Braun signed Jepsen to his School Boy Records label, and scored her a distribution deal with Interscope records.

The success of Call Me Maybe catapulted Jepsen into the forefront of American pop culture. The single hit the top spot of the Billboard Hot 100 in both Canada, USA, and 19 other countries. As a result of the song’s success Jepsen was nominated for two Grammy Awards. (Song of the Year, Best Pop Solo Performance) When speaking to Interview Magazine, Jepsen was asked if she expected Call Me Maybe to be such a global phenomenon.

“No, of course not! I was really happy it was doing good in Canada, I was really enclosed in that bubble and feeling quite content there.”

Jepsen’s new album Emotion has already spawned a Billboard Hot 100 single, I Really Like You. She preformed the song on Saturday Night Live, along with her second single, All That.  Jepsen was asked by Idolator what inspired her new singles, and  upcoming album.

“I think my heart and soul does stick very much to the ’80s, because I feel that was purest pop at its finest, like the emotional ’80s. I think that’s what you’ll find with my album, it all goes there – in a new way, of course, but it definitely tips its hat to that whole era.”

Carly Rae Jepsen is committed to producing fun, catchy songs that fans of every genre can enjoy, and there is always room for more of that in the pop music world.

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