Carly Rae Jepsen was born November 20, 1985 in British Columbia, Canada. She attended the Canadian College of Peforming Arts in Victoria, British Columbia before auditioning for Canadian Idol. Carly Rae Jepsen placed third in 2007's season five of Canadian Idol. That allowed her to tour the nation along with the other top finishers. She was soon signed to a recording contract and began working with Canadian songwriter and producer Ryan Stewart.
Tug Of War:
Carly Rae Jepsen's debut album Tug Of War was released in 2008. It included the two gold certified singles in Canada, "Bucket" and the title song. She ended up with two Juno Award nominations for Best New Artist and Songwriter of the Year along with Ryan Stewart.
The Sound Of Carly Rae Jepsen:
Carly Rae Jepsen began her career singing folk and adult oriented pop music. That is the sound of her debut album Tug Of War. However, she has since shifted in a more mainstream pop direction. This has resulted in international success and recognition for Carly Rae Jepsen. Many of her more recent songs include a dance beat as well as upbeat pop melodies.
"Call Me Maybe" and Justin Bieber:
For her 2011 EP Curiosity, Carly Rae Jepsen shifted in a mainstream pop direction. This was at least partially influenced by her work with Josh Ramsay, lead vocalist for the band Marianas Trench. The first single from the project is "Call Me Maybe." The song went to #1 on the pop singles chart at home in Canada, and with a little promotional assistance from Justin Bieber and friends, it has climbed into the top 10 in the US as well. Carly Rae Jepsen reportedly has recorded with Justin Bieber, and she has signed to his label Schoolboy Records.