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Carly Rae Jepsen
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Jepsen at the 2012 Burlington Sound of Music Festival
Background information
Birth name Carly Rae Jepsen
Born November 21, 1985 (1985-11-21) (ageĀ 35)
Mission, British Columbia, Canada
Genres Pop, dance, pop rock
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, actress
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 2007-present
Labels MapleMusic, 604, School Boy, Interscope

Carly Rae Jepsen (born November 21, 1985) is a Canadian singer-songwriter and actress. She was born in Mission, British Columbia to Alexandra Lanzarotta and Larry Jepsen. She first came to public attention in 2007 by being a contestant on the fifth season of Canadian Idol, she came third. Her debut album Tug of War was released on 30 September 2008. In 2011 her single "Call Me Maybe" was released. It is the best selling single by a female artist of the 21st century. Her first EP Curiosity and her second album Kiss were both released in 2012. In 2015, she released Emotion, a pop album inspired by the music of the 1980s, which gained a cult following as well as very positive critical reviews. The album's first single "I Really Like You" charted in several countries such as the United Kingdom, where it reached number 3. She released her second EP Emotion: Side B in 2016 featuring eight tracks that were cut from Emotion.


Studio albums

  • Tug of War (2008)
  • Kiss (2012)
  • Emotion (2015)

Extended plays

  • Curiosity (2012)
  • Emotion: Side B (2016)

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