Sunday, April 15, 2012

CARLY RAE JEPSEN'S FIRST U.S. CONCERT @ Universal's CityWalk's 5 Towers

Carly Rae Jepsen
Carly Rae Jepsen performs her first ever U.S. show at Universal Studios' Citywalk.
photos by picksysticks


In her first ever concert in the United States, breakout pop sensation Carly Rae Jepsen made her debut a memorable one in front of thousands of fans who packed Universal Studios' CityWalk. It was part of April's free Music Spotlight Series at 5 Towers that features emerging and Marquee artists. Saturday night included a DJ Dance Party playing Top 40 hits from radio station KIIS 102.7 as well an opening act by L.A. boy band Midnight Red. But it was Carly Rae Jepsen that brought the crowd out to brave the cold, crisp Hollywood weather playing a 30-minute set that ended with her hit "Call Me Maybe."

Carly Rae Jepsen
Carly Rae Jepsen
Carly Rae Jepsen
Carly Rae Jepsen performs her first ever U.S. show at Universal Studios' Citywalk.
photos by picksysticks

26-year-old Carly Rae Jepsen was already a star in her hometown in Canada. She finished in the top 3 on Canadian Idol in 2007 and released her debut album Tug of War in which two songs "Bucket" and "Tug of War" went gold. Carly had already released her follow-up called Curiosity in February, her first EP that saw her lead single "Call Me Maybe" reach the top spot on the Canadian Hot 100, a feat only five other Canadians have accomplished including Avril Lavigne and Nelly Furtado. Now, all she needed was that little extra push to launch her into superstardom. Enter fellow Canadian Justin Bieber who tweeted that "Call Me Maybe" was 'possibly the catchiest song I've ever heard.' One week later, after Jepsen's song hit #1, Bieber posted a YouTube video with girlfriend Selena Gomez and Ashley Tisdale singing and dancing to "Call Me Maybe." 30 million hits later, Carly Rae Jepsen is a certified superstar, being the first artist to be singed by Schoolboy Records which is run by Bieber and his manager Scooter Braun. This week, it hit #10 on Billboards Hot 100 chart, #6 on the Digital Download Chart and #5 on iTunes' Singles Chart and has sold over 700,000 singles in just 6 weeks in the U.S. along.

And just last month, Ryan Seacrest announced Carly will be playing at the annual 102.7 KIIS FM's Wango Tango on May 12th at L.A.'s Home Depot Center.
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Live @ Universal CityWalk. "Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen
vid by asianjma123

Carly Rae Jepsen
Carly Rae Jepsen
Carly Rae Jepsen
Carly Rae Jepsen
Carly Rae Jepsen
Carly Rae Jepsen
Carly Rae Jepsen
Carly Rae Jepsen performs her first ever U.S. show at Universal Studios' Citywalk.
photos by picksysticks
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