World Exclusive: Carly Rae Jepsen Signs with Scooter Braun’s Schoolboy Records
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MuchMusic’s NEW.MUSIC.LIVE. Gets the Scoop as Jepsen Makes Announcement with Justin Bieber
– Encore presentation of this special edition of NEW.MUSIC.LIVE. airs tomorrow at 12 p.m. ET –
Toronto, ON (February 14, 2011) – MuchMusic is first on the scene again as it was announced tonight on NEW.MUSIC.LIVE. that Canadian up-and-comer Carly Rae Jepsen has been signed to Schoolboy Records, the record label of Justin Bieber manager Scooter Braun. Jepsen and Bieber made the world exclusive announcement via a taped video message while Jepsen appeared on N.M.L. with co-host Jesse Giddings. The exciting news was followed by a live phone call from Braun, with a surprise ‘interruption’ from Bieber, who called in to celebrate with Jepsen and the N.M.L. audience.
For an exclusive, embeddable clip of this special moment, click here. An encore presentation of this episode airs tomorrow at 12 p.m. ET. NEW.MUSIC.LIVE. airs Mon-Fri at 5 p.m. ET, on MuchMusic.
Bieber recently Tweeted: “‘Call Me Maybe’ by Carly Rae Jepsen is possibly the catchiest song I’ve ever heard lol”, while his girlfriend Selena Gomez followed with “This smile is because of Carly Rae Jepsen. We have not stopped listening to your song girl!”
In town to promote today’s release of her latest EP, Curiosity, Jepsen hung in the MuchMusic studio for an hour-long jam-packed edition of NEW.MUSIC.LIVE. that also featured a red-hot performance of her hit songs “Call Me Maybe” and “Curiosity.”
Mission, B.C. singer-songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen, released her highly anticipated EP Curiosity today from 604 Records/Universal Music Canada. “Call Me Maybe”, the first single fromCuriosity, is already certified Platinum and has reached #1 on the iTunes® Song Chart and on Billboard’s Canada’s Hot 100. Jepsen co-wrote “Call Me Maybe with Josh Ramsay (Marianas Trench) and Tavish Crowe. Carly just wrapped up a cross Canada tour with pop group Hanson.
Also scheduled to stop by the NEW.MUSIC.LIVE. studio this month:
Feb. 22 – AllStar Weekend (interview and performance)
Feb. 22 – Seann William Scott, Jay Baruchel (interview, cast of Goon) For more information on how to be a part of the NEW.MUSIC.LIVE. audience, fans can hit up muchmusic.com/newmusiclive.
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