Carly Rae Jepsen is a Canadian singer and songwriter.
After studying musical theatre, in 2007, Jepsen placed third on the fifth season of Canadian Idol. In 2008, Jepsen released her folk music-influenced debut studio album, Tug of War, in Canada. Jepsen's breakthrough came in 2012, with her single "Call Me Maybe"; the song was the best-selling single of that year, selling 18 million copies and reaching number one in at least 19 countries. It led to record deals with School Boy Records and Interscope Records. Later that year, Jepsen released her second studio album, Kiss. In 2014, she made her Broadway theatre stage debut, playing the titular character in Cinderella for 12 weeks. The following year, she released her third studio album, Emotion, influenced by 1980s music, dance-pop and synth-pop. In 2016, Jepsen performed in the television special Grease: Live and voiced the animated film Ballerina. Her fourth studio album, Dedicated, was released in 2019, along with a follow-up titled Dedicated Side B distributed a year later. Jepsen's sixth studio album, The Loneliest Time, was released in October 2022.
Carly Rae Jepsen has received three Juno Awards, a Billboard Music Award, and an Allan Slaight Award, in addition to nominations for Grammy Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, Polaris Music Prize and People's Choice Awards.