Carly Rae Jepsen is a Rising Star

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Billboard has named “Call Me Maybe” singer Carly Rae Jepsen the 2012 Rising Star. The Canadian singer-songwriter gained a huge following after her “Call Me Maybe” caught on – largely thanks to a tweet by Justin Bieber – spawning hundreds of “Call Me Maybe” videos performed by everyone from Bieber to college athletes to Olympians.
Jepsen will pick up the award at the Billboard Women in Music event to be held on November 30, 2012 in New York City.
Commenting on the honor, Jepsen stated: “As a singer-songwriter having grown up listening to and being influenced by countless female artists, I am truly honored to be recognized by Billboard with this award. I hope to inspire others through my music the way those artists have inspired me.”
Jepsen followed up the addictive “Call Me Maybe” with “Good Time,” a bouncy summer tune performed with Owl City. “Good Time” climbed to #3 on the Pop Songs chart and her album Kiss debuted at #6 on the Billboard 200.
Source: Billboard