Carly Rae Jepsen is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and actress. She performed in several lead roles in her high school’s musical productions, eventually pursuing musical theatre at the Canadian College of Performing Arts.
Upon completing her studies, Jepsen moved to Vancouver’s west side where she honed her songwriting craft. In 2007, she placed third on Canadian Idol – season five and subsequently recorded her folk-influenced debut, Tug of War.
Her breakthrough came in 2012 with her second studio album, Kiss, which marked a greater shift into mainstream pop music and was a moderate seller worldwide. Its single “Call Me Maybe” became a viral sensation, reaching number one in 18 countries and culminating as the year’s best-selling single globally.