Wednesday, June 13, 2012

CARLY RAE JEPSEN REACHES NO. 1 ON BILLBOARD'S HOT 100

Carly Rae Jepsen live at Universal's Citywalk
Carly Rae Jepsen live concert at Universal's Citywalk (Los Angeles)
photo by picksysticks

Carly Rae Jepsen Dials Up a Hot 100 No. 1
Carly Rae Jepsen sends her pop culture juggernaut "Call Me Maybe" to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, dethroning Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know," featuring Kimbra, after eight weeks at the chart's summit. Get the full chart highlights at Billboard.com!  Currently, Carly is on tour supporting Justin Bieber.  Check out tour dates right HERE.  She returns to Los Angeles when she plays the Staples Center in October.

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.

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Carly Rae Jepsen @ Universal's Citywalk 5 Towers