Carly Rae Jepsen
Canadian singer
Carly Rae Jepsen
Carly Rae Jepsen is a Canadian recording artist and singer-songwriter from Mission, British Columbia. In 2007, she placed third in the fifth season of Canadian Idol, and was a part of the Canadian Idol Top 3 concert tour. Shortly after competing on Canadian Idol, she signed to Fontana and MapleMusic, and released her debut album, Tug of War, on September 30, 2008.
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Tired of Netflix? Here Are 10 Short Films To Watch This Fall Instead
Huffington Post - 4 months
The paradox of Netflix: scrolling through the selection of movies and series can feel both endless and very limited.  Should you watch another episode of “Tiny House Hunters” to mock its idealistic shoppers, or should you plug your nose and wade through less, er, legal streaming sites, hoping the latest episode of “Outlander” has subtitles in a language you can read?  Of course, these aren’t your only options. There’s a whole world of filmmaking out there that may be a little harder to access, but it’s a world that is experimental, entertaining and wonderfully diverse. We previously reported on the petri dish of short-film production, where projects are free to grow organically and directors don’t need to ask permission before casting actors of color, older actors, and others relegated to the fringes of Hollywood. For those who protest lily-white Oscars or the deplorable absence of women directors, writers and producers, watching short films provides an alternative. How, the ...
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Music Is The Motivation We Need In Times Of Despair
Huffington Post - 7 months
Late last week, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump gave a dark and fearful speech that was less “morning in America” and closer to “a minute to midnight on the Doomsday clock.” As ominous as Trump’s speech was, it tapped into a certain mood that has prevailed throughout 2016 — a year studded (at a seemingly biweekly rate) with deadly terror attacks, mass shootings, killings of unarmed civilians by police and ambush attacks on officers themselves.   Those events did not let up even into the warmer months, standing last week in especially stark contrast to the modern tradition of the summer music festival. At the mid-July Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago’s Union Park, considered to be among the more easygoing of summer gatherings, rapid-fire text messages with friends about which band to see next commingled with push alerts about the deadly coup in Turkey. It’s enough to make anyone — and particularly tragic-news-weary journalists who can’t responsibly tune it out ...
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In the aftermath of 'Maybe,' Carly Rae Jepsen keeps on rollin'
Chicago Times - 7 months
Carly Rae Jepsen knew she would lose fans after the success of "Call Me Maybe" wore off. This is the natural order of things: "Call Me Maybe," the Canadian singer-songwriter's first big song, wasn't just a monster hit, it was a cultural tsunami, a pitiless earworm that sold over 18 million copies,...
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Songs We Love: Carly Rae Jepsen, 'Run Away With Me (Patrick Stump Remix)'
NPR - 10 months
The Fall Out Boy frontman delivers a whip-smart remix that dares to treat Jepsen as more than a meme.
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Our Favorite Songs, Albums And Artists That Weren't Nominated For Grammys
Huffington Post - about 1 year
In anticipation of the 2016 Grammys -- which take place on Feb. 15 -- we're taking a moment to appreciate a few artists, albums and songs that didn't earn nominations. In our opinion, everyone on this list -- including Carly Rae Jepsen and Beach House -- deserved some recognition, but hey, awards season doesn't always please everyone.  Nonetheless, the music on this list is definitely worth a listen, with or without a Grammy nod. "E•MO•TION" -- Carly Rae Jepsen This is the obvious pick among the hipster Internet demographic, sure, but it's also the only pick that truly matters, because “Emotion” was the pop album of 2015, and longtime Carly Rae Jepsen fans (and converts like me) need to keep screaming about it until the world knows the truth. The album only reached No. 16 on the Billboard Top 200, and it was only on there for one week, which is a goddamn shame two times over. Everyone needs to listen to this album. It rocks and drives, and every song on it is 10 tim ...
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At Fleetwood Mac Fest, a complicated band is celebrated simply
LATimes - about 1 year
Shimmering pop tunes, bluesy rock stomps and folky intimations of the occult: Every aspect of Fleetwood Mac’s multifaceted sound was represented when more than two dozen artists -- including Courtney Love, Mark Ronson and Carly Rae Jepsen -- gathered Tuesday at the Fonda Theatre to pay tribute...
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With ‘Grease Live!,’ Carly Rae Jepsen Comes Full Circle
Wall Street Journal - about 1 year
The pop star once played Sandy in her high school production of "Grease."
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How 'Grease' Dealt With Its Obviously Non-Teenage Stars
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Twenty-something actors playing high school characters seems like a staple of the modern TV landscape. But even before the teen soap boom brought us "Dawson's Creek" and "Pretty Little Liars," some fully adult actors took on the adolescent experience in the 1978 film "Grease."  With Fox's production of "Grease: Live!" only a few days away, Vanity Fair took an extensive look back at the unlikely success of the original film, touching on how the production handled its casting of 20- and 30-something stars to play high school students. The film's director, Randal Kleiser, told Vanity Fair that he administered a "crow's-feet test" during auditions. "I would get up close to them and see if they had any crow’s-feet around their eyes, and that would show they were beyond the surreal age that we had determined would work,” he said. “High-school kids could not have crow’s-feet.” “Allan [Carr, a producer] showed up on the set with a brown pencil and started dotting freckles on my n ...
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People's Choice Awards 2016 Red Carpet: All The Night's Memorable Looks
Huffington Post - about 1 year
The 2016 People's Choice Awards kicked off awards season with a bang, as some of Hollywood's biggest stars descended on Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater.  Kate Hudson stormed the red carpet in a white jumpsuit, Vanessa Hudgens made a statement in metallics and Carly Rae Jepsen took a risk in a cut-out dress.  The event, hosted by Jane Lynch and featuring performances by Shawn Mendes and Jason Derulo, is always one of the most fun of the year -- both for the show and for the fashion. Check out the most memorable red carpet looks of the night and let us know who had your favorite outfit.  Also on HuffPost: (function(){var src_url=" ...
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People's Choice Awards 2016 Red Carpet: All The Night's Memorable Looks
Huffington Post - about 1 year
The 2016 People's Choice Awards kicked off awards season with a bang, as some of Hollywood's biggest stars descended on Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater.  Kate Hudson stormed the red carpet in a white jumpsuit, Vanessa Hudgens made a statement in metallics and Carly Rae Jepsen took a risk in a cut-out dress.  The event, hosted by Jane Lynch and featuring performances by Shawn Mendes and Jason Derulo, is always one of the most fun of the year -- both for the show and for the fashion. Check out the most memorable red carpet looks of the night and let us know who had your favorite outfit.  Also on HuffPost: (function(){var src_url=" ...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Carly Rae Jepsen
  • 2016
    Jepsen released Emotion: Side B on August 26, 2016.
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    Also in 2016, Jepsen is to appear on The Knocks' debut album 55.
    More Details Hide Details Carly was nominated for Fan Choice for the 2016 Juno Awards.
    Jepsen has recorded the theme song to the Netflix series Fuller House, a reboot of the sitcom Full House premiering in February 2016.
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    It was announced on January 15, 2016, that a new song written specifically for Jepsen called "All I Need Is an Angel" was added to Grease Live.
    More Details Hide Details It was penned by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey.
    Jepsen played Frenchy in Grease Live, Fox's live television presentation of the musical Grease on January 31, 2016.
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  • 2015
    Also during late 2015, Jepsen featured on a new version of Bleachers' song "Shadow" - issued on the compilation album Terrible Thrills, Vol. 2 - and released a cover of Wham!
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    Jepsen embarked on the Gimmie Love Tour in support of Emotion, playing dates along the east coast of the United States as well as Japan in November 2015.
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    Jepsen released her third album's lead single, "I Really Like You", in March 2015.
    More Details Hide Details Accompanied by a music video in which actor Tom Hanks lip-synced to the song, it peaked at number 14 in Canada and attained top five and top 40 positions in the UK and US, respectively. The following month, Jepsen performed a track titled "All That" on Saturday Night Live that was released to digital stores the next day. The album, titled Emotion, was released in June 2015 and received positive reviews; the album appeared on many publications' year-end albums lists for 2015. Jepsen herself was named one of People of the Year by Time magazine. Emotion peaked at number eight in Canada and at number 16 on the US Billboard 200. The album includes collaborations with Rostam Batmanglij (of Vampire Weekend), Sia Furler, Dev Hynes, Greg Kurstin, and Ariel Rechtshaid. The second single, "Run Away with Me", was released in July.
  • 2014
    In 2014, Jepsen, along with co-writers Josh Ramsey and Tavish Crowe, was the recipient of the International Achievement Award at the annual SOCAN Awards in Toronto.
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    From February 2014, Jepsen assumed the role of Cinderella in the Broadway production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella.
    More Details Hide Details She played the part for twelve weeks and starred alongside new cast member Fran Drescher. Jepsen spoke of her time on Broadway and taking a break from the music industry: "Being around people who not only didn't care if you were in the pop world but actually preferred if you weren't took my head out of that game in a really healthy way. Suddenly, it wasn't about sitting down and writing a song but having an idea while walking through New York City and thinking 'Where's my phone?'".
    Jepsen's third album was tentatively due for an early 2014 release, but she stated that she would not rush the album, instead taking her time to make sure it was of quality.
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  • 2013
    In March 2013, both cited the controversy over the BSA policy on gays as barrier to their performance.
    More Details Hide Details Train released a statement saying it "strongly opposes any kind of policy that questions the equality of any American citizen... We look forward to participating in the Jamboree this summer, as long as they make the right decision before then." Similarly, Jepsen released a statement saying "As an artist who believes in equality for all people, I will not be participating in the Boy Scouts of America Jamboree this summer." Below is a list of Jepsen's performances on Canadian Idol. Headlining Co-headlining Opening act
    In 2013, Jepsen became a spokesperson for clothing/footwear brand Candie's.
    More Details Hide Details In June 2013, Kiss: The Remix, a compilation album containing remixes and instrumentals of singles from Kiss, was released exclusively in Japan and peaked at number 157 on the Oricon albums chart. From June to October, Jepsen embarked on The Summer Kiss Tour in support of Kiss, visiting North America and Asia.
  • 2012
    Jepsen received the Rising Star Award at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards, making her the first Canadian recipient.
    More Details Hide Details At the 2013 Juno Awards, Kiss won the awards for Album of the Year and Pop Album of the Year and "Call Me Maybe" won in the Single of the Year category. The single received nominations for Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards.
    During late 2012, Jepsen appeared on the fifth season premiere episode of The CW primetime soap opera 90210 and became a spokesperson for clothing retailer Wet Seal.
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    The song peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 and preceded Jepsen's second album, Kiss, which was released in September 2012 and reached top ten chart positions in Australia, the UK, and the US.
    More Details Hide Details Kiss features songwriting and production contributions from mainstream pop artists including Toby Gad, Matthew Koma, Bonnie McKee, Max Martin, Sara Quin (of Tegan and Sara), and LMFAO's Redfoo. The album was certified gold by Music Canada and has sold 289,000 copies in the US; its failure to match the success of "Call Me Maybe" led MTV Hive to write that "Kiss is the best pop album of the year, and nobody is listening". The album's subsequent single, "This Kiss", was premiered in September 2012, followed by "Tonight I'm Getting Over You" in January 2013; neither became major hits.
    Jepsen recorded a duet with Owl City, "Good Time", which was released as a single in June 2012.
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    The release of Jepsen's second album was postponed to allow "Call Me Maybe" to spread in popularity, although 604 Records issued a six-track EP, Curiosity, in February 2012 in Canada. "Call Me Maybe" peaked at number one on the Canadian Hot 100, making Jepsen the fourth Canadian artist to top the chart.
    More Details Hide Details In the United States, the single spent nine weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, earning the title of "Song of the Summer" from Billboard magazine. "Call Me Maybe" topped the charts in 18 countries, including the United Kingdom, where it was the year's second best-selling single. It was the best-selling single of 2012 worldwide, according to the IFPI.
  • 2011
    Jepsen began recording material for her second album in 2011 with Josh Ramsay, Ryan Stewart, and Tavish Crowe, with whom she co-wrote the single "Call Me Maybe", released in Canada in September 2011.
    More Details Hide Details In January 2012, fellow Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber tweeted about the song to his millions of Twitter followers, and the following month the song was featured in a viral video in which Bieber, Selena Gomez, and Ashley Tisdale lip-synced and danced to the track. Bieber's manager, Scooter Braun, signed Jepsen to a joint worldwide record deal with his own label, Schoolboy Records, and the major label Interscope Records; she remained signed to 604 Records in Canada and retained Jonathan Simkin as her manager.
    In 2011, she released the single "Call Me Maybe", which was followed in 2012 by her debut EP, Curiosity, and her second album, Kiss. "Call Me Maybe" reached number one in 18 countries during 2012 and was the year's best-selling single worldwide.
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  • 2009
    In early 2009, Jepsen toured western Canada with Marianas Trench and Shiloh.
    More Details Hide Details She then went on a cross-Canada tour with Marianas Trench, The New Cities and Mission District.
  • 2008
    Jepsen's debut album, Tug of War, was released in September 2008 through MapleCore/Fontana North.
    More Details Hide Details The album was produced in its entirety by Ryan Stewart and includes the song "Sweet Talker", which Jepsen previously performed at her first Canadian Idol audition. Tug of War was re-released via Jonathan Simkin's label 604 Records, with distribution from Universal Music Group, and has since sold 10,000 copies in Canada according to Nielsen SoundScan. The title track "Tug of War" was released the same month as the album and received radio airplay in Canada, followed by the singles "Bucket" and "Sour Candy", a duet with Josh Ramsay of Marianas Trench. The former two singles reached the top 40 on the Canadian Hot 100 chart.
    In June 2008, Jepsen released her debut single and another single, a cover of John Denver's song "Sunshine on My Shoulders".
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    Jepsen independently released her debut album, Tug of War, in 2008.
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  • 2007
    Jepsen honed her songwriting skills with a guitar her parents gave her and, in 2007, decided to pursue her burgeoning interest in music by auditioning for the fifth season of the reality television competition Canadian Idol.
    More Details Hide Details She placed third in the show and was part of the Canadian Idol Top 3 concert tour. After the conclusion of the tour, Jepsen returned to British Columbia to focus on writing, recording and completing her band. Her demo recording attracted the attention of music manager Jonathan Simkin, who signed Jepsen to a management deal. Jepsen struck an independent record deal with MapleMusic Recordings and distribution via Fontana North.
    In 2007, she placed third in Canadian Idol season five's competition.
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  • 1985
    Born on November 21, 1985.
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