Thursday, June 21, 2012

More about Carly

Carly Rae Jepsen rose to an international stardom through her smash hit "Call Me Maybe". It is an upbeat pop track that draws influences from dance-pop and disco. Lyrically, the track alludes to the inconvenience that a love at first sight brings to a girl who hopes for a call back from a crush. "Call Me Maybe" was met with much success, reaching the number one spot on both the Billboard Hot 100 and the Canadian Hot 100. The single also went to number 1 in Australia, Ireland and the United Kingdom. In general, her single is undeniably successful, however, prior to this hit, who is Carly Rae Jepsen and who brought her to the music mainstream?
Jepsen attended Heritage Park Secondary School in Mission, British Columbia and has since performed there post-graduation. She later attended the Canadian College of Performing Arts in Victoria, BC before auditioning for Canadian Idol. She joined the said competition way back 2007 and placed 3rd.
On June 16, 2008, Jepsen released her debut single and another single, a cover of John Denver's song "Sunshine On My Shoulders". It is the only cover song on her debut album.

(Carly Rae Jepsen ~ Sunshine on My Shoulders)

On July 21, 2008, Jepsen added two new songs from the album to her MySpace page: "Bucket" and "Heavy Lifting". In August 2008, Jepsen's MySpace page announced that the album's title would be Tug of War, and it was released on September 30, 2008. The page also mentioned two more songs that were included on the album: "Tug of War" and "Sweet Talker".

(Carly Rae Jepsen ~ Tug of War)
Jepsen's second album Curiosity was released on February 14, 2012. It was produced by Ryan Stewart and Kevin James Maher produced the track "Dear Julien". On the same day as the release, Justin Bieber made the announcement on the MuchMusic program New Music Live that Jepsen has been signed to Schoolboy Records, the label run by Justin Bieber's manager, Scooter Braun. (source : Wikipedia)
Justin Bieber manages Carly alongside his own manager Scooter Braun, and Carly says that he has had a huge hand in helping her get to where she is! (reference:
Call Me Maybe received generally positive reviews from contemporary critics, who praised its composition and clever lyrical content, while deeming it a new summer hit.
"Call Me Maybe" has attained commercial success worldwide and is already one of the biggest hits of 2012, reaching number one in Australia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Hungary, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States, while peaking inside the top five in Austria, Belgium (Flanders), Germany, Netherlands, Norway and Poland. After reaching the top position in Canada, Jepsen became only the fifth Canadian artist to do so in her home country since 2007. In the United States, the track has reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and the Pop Songs chart. The song is the first number one by Canadian female artist since 2007's "Girlfriend" by Avril Lavigne on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Call Me Maybe is indeed a massive hit. Let's just hope that Carly will be able to maintain her music career for long. Remember that Ke$ha had her spotlight during her "Tik Tok" days but immediately lost her limelight afterwards.

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