Carly Rae Jepsen , born November 21, 1985 in Mission, British Columbia, is a Canadian singer-songwriter. In 2007, she finished third in the fifth season of the show, Canadian Idol. Shortly after her participation in the show, she released her first album, Tug of War, with record label MapleMusic Recordings, on September 30, 2008. Three years later, she released the single Call Me Maybe, with the house 604 Records, before releasing his first EP, entitled Curiosity, February 14, 2012. In February 2012, Canadian singer Justin Bieber introduced the young woman to his artistic agent Scooter Braun, who made him sign a contract with his record label School Boy Records. Thanks to the popularity of her single Call Me Maybe, Carly was able to sign a contract with the international record company Interscope Records. The single was at the top of the Billboard Hot 100, and the Canadian Hot 100, as well as in the charts of nineteen other countries. On March 2, 2015, she released the single I Really Like You.
Carly has received many nominations; including three nominations for the Juno Awards, and two nominations for the Grammy Awards. She was also voted the "rising star of 2012" by Billboard magazine.
Born in Mission, British Columbia, Canada, Carly is the daughter of Alexandra and Larry Jepsen. She has a sister, named Katie, and a brother, named Colin. His parents are divorced ; she has a father-in-law, named Ron Lanzarotta>. She graduated from Mission High School Heritage Park Secondary School. She then joined the Canadian College of Performing Arts in Victoria before taking part in Canadian Idol.
After participating in Canadian Idol, Carly returned to British Columbia to focus on writing, composing and working in a musical group. The mock-ups she recorded caught the attention of record labels Simkin Artist Management and Dexter Entertainment, allowing her to work with producer Ryan Stewart. The founder of the Simkin Artist Management label, Jonathan Simkin, is also the co-founder of record label 604 Records in Vancouver. She subsequently signed a contract with 604 Records and MapleMusic Recordings>. In order to focus on her musical career, Carly moved to Vancouver.