PLATINUM-CERTIFIED SINGLE ALSO TOPS BILLBOARD’S POP CHART THIS WEEK
JEPSEN ON TOUR WITH JUSTIN BIEBER THIS FALL
June 13th, 2012 — Santa Monica, CA — “Call Me Maybe” — the ubiquitous debut U.S. single from Schoolboy Records/Interscope recording artist Carly Rae Jepsen — has hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The platinum-certified track, which Jepsen co-wrote, is also No. 1 on the Billboard Pop chart this week. Jepsen is the first female artist to top the chart with a debut single since Ke$ha’s “TiK ToK” in January 2010. “Call Me Maybe” has sold over 3.2 million singles and spent four consecutive weeks atop the Billboard Digital Songs chart. Certified quintuple-platinum in Jepsen’s native Canada (where it hit No. 1), the track is also an international sensation, climbing to No. 1 in the iTunes Singles charts in the U.K., Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Norway and more.
The irresistibly catchy song’s ascent is fueled in part by its videos. The official video has racked up more than 105 million views on VEVO, while an unofficial clip — which Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Ashley Tisdale and other young stars filmed of themselves lip-synching and dancing to the song and posted on Big Time Rush actor and singer Carlos Pena’s YouTube Channel — has attracted more than 42 million views and has inspired other stars get in on the action. Katy Perry, actor James Franco, the Harvard Baseball team, SMU Women’s Rowing team and more have all posted their own versions of “Call Me Maybe.”
“Wow. I feel so blessed. Thank- you to everyone who made this happen. Life keeps surprising me lately and it’s a wonderful feeling” says Carly.
Music executive Scooter Braun says, “To see Carly hit #1 is an amazing achievement…but what is even better is seeing it happen to someone as kind and as warm a person as Carly Rae Jepsen. No one is more deserving and I know from hearing her music this is just the beginning for her.”
Since the rise of “Call Me Maybe,” Jepsen has appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Ellen DeGeneres Show (introduced by Bieber), Good Morning America, The View, performed the National Anthem at a sold-out Dodgers game, and drawn thousands of fans to her first U.S. show headlining the “Music Spotlight” series at 5 Towers concert venue on Universal CityWalk. Jepsen also appeared at both the Billboard Music Awards, KIIS FM’s Wango Tango concert in Los Angeles and the Capital FM Summertime Ball at London’s Wembley Stadium.
This fall, Jepsen will hit the road with Justin Bieber as a very special guest on the multi-platinum Pop/R&B sensation’s 2012 headlining tour of North America. Sure to be the hottest ticket of the fall, The “Believe” Tour, presented by AEG Live, will kick off on September 29th in Glendale, AZ, and blaze a trail through more than 45 cities before wrapping up in Miami on January 26th, 2013. For details, please visit www.carlyraemusic.com.
Jepsen may be a newcomer in the U.S., but the Mission, British Columbia, native is an established artist in Canada where she placed third on the fifth season of Canadian Idol and landed a deal with Fontana/Maple Music. She has scored two previous gold singles and received numerous awards and accolades, including 2010 Juno Award nominations for “Songwriter of the Year” and “Best New Artist” as well as a 2010 MuchMusic Video Award nomination for “UR Fave New Artist.” She has sold more than 400,000 singles in her home country and is signed to 604 Records in Canada
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