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Carly Rae Jepsen - Biography
|last update : 12-02-2012 20:35|
|Carly Rae Jepsen (born November 21, 1985) is a Juno-nominated Canadian singer/songwriter from Mission, B.C.. In the summer of 2007 she placed third in the fifth season of Canadian Idol. She was also a part of the Canadian Idol Top 3 concert tour.|
After completing the tour, Jepsen retreated to B.C. to focus on writing, recording and completing her band. Her demos attracted a flurry of attention, and she was eventually signed a joint management deal with Simkin Artist Management and Dexter Entertainment. A deal with Fontana/Maple Music quickly followed, leading Jepsen into the studio with producer/writer Ryan Stewart.
On June 16, 2008, Jepsen released her debut single, a cover of John Denver's song "Sunshine On My Shoulders". It is the only cover song on her debut album. 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". The former was released as a single on iTunes on September 16, 2008, and has been receiving radio airplay on various stations across Canada. She performed the latter as her Canadian Idol audition.
A music video for "Tug of War" was released in January 2009. "Bucket", her second single, was released in May 2009, and the video for "Sour Candy", a duet with Josh Ramsay of Marianas Trench who has also help produce some of her songs including Call Me Maybe, has also been released. All of Jepsen's music videos have been directed by Ben Knechtel.
In spring 2009, she toured western Canada with Marianas Trench and Shiloh. She then went on a cross-Canada tour with Marianas Trench, The New Cities and Mission District.
Carly's new album "Curiosity" will be released on February 14th, 2012. It was produced by Ryan Stewart. First single, Call Me Maybe was produced by Josh Ramsay from Marianas Trench and co-written by Jepsen, Ramsay and Tavish Crowe. Kevin James Maher produced the track "Dear Julien".
The lead single "Call Me Maybe"—from her second studio album Curiosity—was released on September 21, 2011. "Call Me Maybe" is the first song by a Canadian artist to reach the top of the digital chart since Justin Bieber's "Baby" in January 2010. It is also only the 11th song by a Canadian artist to reach No. 1 on the Digital Songs chart since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking digital download sales in 2005.
Carly is currently touring on the Shout it Out World Tour. She is the opening act for the pop-rock trio Hanson.