Carly Rae Jepsen Awarded For 100 Million ‘Call Me Maybe’, ‘Good Time’ Views

Carly Rae Jepsen VEVO Certified

VEVO presented Carly Rae Jepsen a pair of VEVO Certified awards for her ‘Call Me Maybe’ and ‘Good Time’ music videos each reaching 100 million views on the music streaming service. The video series features fans talking with the Canadian pop singer and presenting her the awards, a clip of Carly talking about her fans and the fans talking about her, Carly providing commentary on the ‘Good Time’ and ‘Call Me Maybe’ music videos, the process of making music videos, and a fan lip sync version of ‘Call Me Maybe’.

Talking about her start in the music business, Carly said, “After high school, there’s that moment of like what am I going to do, and my parents are teachers. It’s strange, I thought for awhile if everyone else is a teacher here, I thought maybe I’ll become a music teacher, but then my high school drama teacher said to me, ‘There’s this college, it’s kind of like Carly school, they have singing, dancing and acting. You should go and audition. They only let in 25 girls within Canada, so it will be hard to get in, but if you do, it will be great training. It’s only a year long program, then you can go and decide if you want to become that music teacher or what’. So I went. It was very clear to me after that school, as much fun as I had, I really did want to pursue more of a purely musical career rather than acting and all the dancing.”

Carly Rae Jepsen interviewMentioning her fans, Carly said, “I have extremely enthusiastic fans. It’s really exciting. I have young and old, girls and guys. I’ve been surprised once in a while meeting an old man who is like, ‘I drive a truck and I love your song’. I’m like, ‘Cool!'” Carly added about keeping in contact with fans via Twitter, “I like that interaction. I like sort of getting that window into the fans and sort of the direct ‘Hello’. It’s amazing how important that relationship has been for me.”

Discussing the ‘Good Time’ collaboration with Owl City’s Adam Young, Carly said, “You see a lot of music videos where it’s like, they’re at the club and drinks are pouring. We were like, ‘We want to have a party in the forest. Let’s make this a little bit more like a mission party.'” Carly added, “It was actually pretty cool to meet Adam this way. When he asked me to be involved with this song, he was in the U.S., and I was at the time in Canada, and we didn’t have time to hook up and do it together because we were both on different tours, so I literally did the vocal at 3 in the morning after the Juno Awards in Canada at some random guy’s house that I asked if I could use his studio. We sent over the vocal and by the time I got back to LA it was playing on the radio and I hadn’t met him yet. I had no idea what he was like, so I was really pleased to discover on the video that he’s a really charming and sweet guy.”

Watch the 7-part feature here.

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Carly Rae Jepsen Throws Epically Bad First Pitch In Tampa

Carly Rae Jepsen Tampa Rays

Carly Rae Jepsen may have thrown the worst first pitch ever at a Tampa Rays game on Sunday (July 14). The Canadian pop singer barely threw the ball past the pitcher’s mound before it bounced on the artificial turf and rolled nowhere near the catcher. The announcers calling the game said Jepsen was “throwing strike after strike after strike” during warmups, but held onto the ball a little too long when it came time for the real deal.

Carly tweeted her followers (@carlyraejepsen) afterward:

So apparently I made ESPN with my fail of a pitch. Lol- Daddy must be so proud.

Watch the cringeworthy moment below.

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Carly Rae Jepsen Talks AMA Win & ‘Call Me Maybe’ Parodies

Carly Rae Jepsen talks about her American Music Awards win for Favorite New Artist and her favorite 'Call Me Maybe' parodies

Carly Rae Jepsen was backstage at VEVO Lounge at the 2012 American Music Awards, where she talked about winning New Artist of the Year at the event, some of the favorite ‘Call Me Maybe’ video parodies she has seen and how often she talks with her mother while on the road.

Asked how it felt to get an AMA Award, the Canadian pop singer said, “Like amazing, and very, very shocking. It was a wonderful moment.”

As for whether she has one or two ‘Call Me Maybe’ parodies that she loves, Carly responded, “Yeah, there’s a few I love, love. Number one, love Katy Perry’s, because I’m a big Katy Perry fan. Justin Bieber’s of course, because the fact that it was awesome and it really was the trigger of the whole thing, and the Cookie Monster, #3.”

Discussing how often she talks with her mother on the road, Jepsen said, “Probably like once a week. It’s not nearly enough. That’s why I’m looking forward to Christmas, because we get some actual quality down time. Twice a week.”

Watch the brief interview below.

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Carly Rae Jepsen Talks Justin Bieber Fans, ‘90210’ & ‘Fun Size’

Carly Rae Jepsen arms

Carly Rae Jepsen was recently on the phone with Jackie and Bender of KISS 106.1 FM in Seattle, talking about the reception she gets from the crowd while on tour with Justin Bieber, how a young Bieber fan surprised Carly Rae with her strength pulling on her arm, understanding the screaming young girls loving Bieber, if she’d ever bring someone on stage for a kiss, being pumped about her acting debut in ‘90210’ and having ‘This Kiss’ featured on ‘Fun Size’

On what it would take for a guy to get her attention, Carly said a boyfriend would get in the way, “It would be pretty tough because I am a taken woman. We’re both kind of traveling, so we see each other when we can.”

As for whether she’d emulate Carrie Underwood and bring someone on stage for a kiss, Carly Rae said, “I don’t think that’s my style. I’m impressed by that. That’s brave. It’s already enough for me to kind of jump up there and sing. I think I would be too nervous to kiss somebody on stage.”

On her ‘90210’ appearance, she said, “I’m so pumped for that. It’s my first TV debut. I have two lines. Actually, I kept forgetting one of them. I’m not very good of an actress. It was really enjoyable anyways. I had at least three or four (retakes). I kept on giggling. I’m a big giggler when I get uncomfortable. I just start laughing.”

On having a song featured in ‘Fun Size’, she said, “It’s basically a Halloween-ish type movie. The cool thing is my new single ‘This Kiss’ is kind of being featured in the film in some of the shots and the opening. It’s rad. I got to see the movie exclusively all private, in the theater. It was a lot of fun.”

Listen to the interview via kissfmseattle.com below.

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Cody Simpson Performs At Staples Center On ‘Paradise’ Album Release Day

Cody Simpson is sweaty after dance rehearsals for his Staples Center show in Los Angeles

Cody Simpson had cameras document his concert at Staples Center in Los Angeles last month on his ‘Paradise’ album release day, where the Australian pop star opened for Justin Bieber and Carly Rae Jepsen.

“G’day all, it’s Cody here. Today is October 2nd, the day of the album release, which I’m super stoked about. One of my first stops of the day today is the SIR Studios here in Hollywood. I just got amazing news that the first morning the album is going #1 pop album on iTunes in the U.S. and Canada, which blows my mind. To have you guys support it so much I love you guys so much. Stick with me, today is one of the biggest days of my career yet.”

Rapper Becky G wearing glasses at rehearsals for the Believe Tour at Staples Center in Los AngelesJustin’s ‘Wish U Were Here’ collaborator Becky G then checked in, saying, “We just wrapped up rehearsals for ‘Ellen’ tomorrow. Super, super excited. Cody is killin’ it and we’re getting ready for the Staples show, so check it out.”

After rehearsing, Cody updated fans saying, “So it’s 3 PM now. We’re still not finished. We just did three hours or more of dance rehearsal. I’m so sweaty right now, but I’ve got to get home. Go get changed and perform at the Staples Center tonight with Bieber and Carly Rae.”

Before hitting the state, Justin’s manager Scooter Braun sent out a message to Cody, stating, “I want to say congratulations. Your album is now out. It is actually incredible. The fact that you’re fifteen and this talented is also incredible, and you’ve been killin’ Staples Center. Women are going absolutely made. You’re making Australia proud. Congratulations on your album and killin’ it at Staples Center, and Justin told me he wants to have you on more dates, so rock n’ roll.”

Carly Rae Jepsen tongueThe other support act for Bieber, Carly Rae, added, “I just want to say congrats on the amazing album ‘Paradise’. We’re gonna have so much fun on the ‘Believe’ Tour. I’m really looking forward to catching your set every night and perhaps coming on for my set and joining me for ‘Good Time’. Have a good one and everyone go buy that ‘Paradise’ album.”

Watch the footage via YouTube below.

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Hysterical Call From Carly Rae Jepsen’s Sister Katie Tipped Off Bieber Tweet

Carly Rae Jepsen, seen here at Rolling Stone, talks about learning Justin Bieber tweeted about 'Call Me Maybe' from her sister Katie, being surprised to see it #1 in the UK, the many videos people have made for 'Call Me Maybe' and more

Carly Rae Jepsen was in the studio with Romeo on In:Demand in Scotland, where the Canadian pop singer talked about the success of ‘Call Me Maybe’, how it was a surprise to see it hit #1 in the UK, who she wrote the song with, teaming up with Justin Bieber, how she learned Bieber first tweeted about ‘Call Me Maybe’, getting occasionally overwhelmed about her sudden success, what’s her next step, what to expect from her debut album, having a ‘Canadian Idol’ of songs done by friends and family, and the many versions of ‘Call Me Maybe’ videos.

Asked about whether her summer hit ‘Call Me Maybe’ has gotten stuck in her head performing and hearing it so often, Carly said, “I’m doing a bit of a radio tour right now, so I’m singing the song sometimes eight times a day, so I would say yes, sometimes it gets a little stuck in my head.”

As for whether she expected the success of ‘Call Me Maybe’ in the UK, Carly confessed, “No I can’t say that I did. I always hoped that I would be able to travel with music, but I didn’t expect it to happen this fast and not in such a huge way. It’s pretty great.”

Questioned how she found out about Bieber initially Tweeting about ‘Call Me Maybe’ which got the ball rolling, Carly said, “Actually I didn’t find out from looking at my phone, I found out from a hysterical phone call from my younger sister Katie. To be honest I couldn’t understand her from the first five minutes of the conversation, all it was was ‘La la la la la! Justin! La la la la! Bieber!’ Excuse me? Calm down! It was hard for me to believe when it happened. It was just sort of out of the blue and extremely unexpected. It’s just nice to see what it sparked too, since his tweet and his video he’s kind of encouraged other artists and other fans to make their own videos of ‘Call Me Maybe’ and I’ve been lucky enough to watch a few of them and man are they enjoyable to watch.”

Talking about what fans should expect on her debut album, Carly said, “So far it’s half and half. Half of them are collaborations and half of them are just songs I’ve written on my own, but I haven’t totally made the decisions of what’s going to make the album and what isn’t. I usually throw a big listening party with my friends and my family and I bring popcorn and give them ballots and I let them not cheat and talk to each other and at the end of the day, they pick their favorite five and I find the cream usually rises.”

Listen to the 2-part interview via Soundcloud below.

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Carly Rae Jepsen Lives Vicariously Through ‘Call Me Maybe’

Carly Rae Jepsen visited Radio Disney in Los Angeles, where the Canadian pop singer talked about knowing if ‘Call Me Maybe’ was destined to be a hit when she penned the song and what she thought it was about the track that had people gravitating towards it.

Asked if she knew ‘Call Me Maybe’ would be a hit when she wrote it, Carly said, “It’s hard to decide from all of the different songs that you write which one is gonna hit with people and they’re gonna really relate to, but I was happy it was ‘Call Me Maybe’.”

As for what she thinks it is about the track that people are grabbing onto, Carly said, “I don’t know. I’ve never actually been brave enough to give out my phone number before. This was my idea of living vicariously through the song and I decided if I was going to, this is how I would do it.”

The brief interview ends with Ernie playing the rap he did for ‘Call Me Maybe’. Watch it via YouTube below.

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Carly Rae Jepsen & Justin Francis Talk About ‘This Kiss’ Video

Carly Rae Jepsen behind the scenes of her 'This Kiss' music video

Carly Rae Jepsen is out with behind the scenes footage from her ‘This Kiss’ music video, featuring commentary from the Canadian pop star and the video’s director, Justin Francis. The song is off the Canadian pop singer’s second studio album ‘Kiss’, out now on 604 / Schoolboy / Interscope.

“Working with Carly is great,” Justin said. “She’s super involved. She’s really specific, and she knows exactly what she wants. We’ve had a good vibe, so we’ve been able to keep rolling with it and make sure the right stuff ends up on screen.”

Jepsen said about the video, “The concept for my music video ‘This Kiss’ was basically just this awesome party, the kind of party that I would want to go to and my fans would want to join in on.”

Describing the scene, Justin said, “Carly and her friends are kind of having a girls night out. The cool thing about it that separates it from everything else is there’s all of these super elaborate photo sets. One of theme is a Marie Antoinette set. Another is an African safari. There’s of course an ’80s set because there’s sort of a synth pop vibe with the song. The climax of the video is they go to one final photo set, which is sort of a recreation of a sunset, Caribbean scene. There’s actually a swimming pool there and Carly and her guy jump in the pool and have their first kiss underwater.”

Carly added, “Every room has its own theme and moment and I’m kind of chasing a boy around.”

Watch it via VEVO below.

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Carly Rae Jepsen Discusses Adam Young & RedFoo Collaborations, ‘Gangnam Style’

Carly Rae Jepsen wearing red lipstick

Carly Rae Jepsen sat down with Brett Andrews of Z100 in Portland, Oregon on October 8th, where the Canadian pop singer talked about people getting her name mispronounced sometimes, her bowling shoes, if she had gotten tired of singing ‘Call Me Maybe’, teaming with Adam Young of Owl City on ‘Good Time’, being exited to meet Korean singer Psy and learn the ‘Gangnam Style’ dance and the teaming with Redfoo after a chance encounter on ‘This Kiss’.

Talking about if she’s sick of ‘Call Me Maybe’ after it’s been the song of the summer, she said, “You know what, I would be more sick of it if there weren’t so many covers being made. There’s so many covers it kind of rejuvenates it in a way.”

Talking about teaming with Owl City’s Adam Young, she said, “I was a big fan of Owl City when ‘Fireflies’ came out. I was stoked on it and remember going to a show in Vancouver. Then I was Scooter Braun’s place just listening to some new stuff and he played me that track and I loved it. I thought it was like a summer anthem, and he’s like bonus, because Adam really wants you to sing on it. I agreed to that because obviously I’d been a fan and I loved the song.”

On finally performing the track with Adam before an audience, she said, “I think the first time that we did it live was for ‘So You Think You Can Dance’, ‘America’s Got Talent’ or one of those. It was a total TV show and we basically were like ‘Hi’. We met each other for the video shoot. It was the first day we met each other. The first time we did it live together was on TV.”

Discussing Braun working with ‘Gangnam Style’ singer Psy, she said, “I actually haven’t met him yet. I’m so pumped to meet him. I think we’re gonna make it happen. I don’t want to learn the dance from anyone from him, from the master.”

Quizzed about the inspiration for her latest single ‘This Kiss’, she said, “The song was a collaboration between Redfoo from LMFAO and Matthew Koma. It was a really random collaboration because I actually met him at the airport when I was getting paparazzi’d and I didn’t have a security guard to save me, so him and his security guard came over and said, ‘Are you here alone? We’re gonna take care of you.’ We because really fast friends and bonded over music that we both liked. He suggested that we tried a song together, but we both had to catch opposite flights going in different directions, but he did call me that night with a little bit of an idea, and we started writing together over the phone. Then he brought Matthew into the loop. The three of us did verses and bridges over the phone and email and finally we recorded it in person.”

Watch the interview via YouTube below.

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Carly Rae Jepsen: I’m The Worst Driver Ever

Carly Rae Jepsen, age 26

Rich Clarke of Capital FM welcomed Carly Rae Jepsen to the studio. The Canadian pop singer talked about hearing a woman singing ‘Call Me Maybe’ in the ladies room, ‘Call Me Maybe’ covers on YouTube, driving a Fiat 500 on the Owl City video for ‘Good Time’, how she had a bunch of odd jobs before hitting it big and a very brief acting role on ‘90210’.

Asked about the weirdest place she’s heard ‘Call Me Maybe’ played, Jepsen said, “I was in a woman’s washroom. A ladies bathroom when I was in a restaurant one time and it went on the track and the girl next to me, who was gonna pee, started singing it. It was very strange. I kind of kept my head down and was smiling about how weird that situation just was.”

Talking about some of the ‘Call Me Maybe’ covers on YouTube, she said, “I like the Cookie Monster. I mean, come on, it’s Sesame Street.”

Questioned about whether she owned a Fiat 500 like Clarke himself does, after seeing her driving one in the Owl City ‘Good Time’ video, Carly Rae responded, “I love that car. I can’t believe no one died while I was driving it. I’m the worst driver ever. I was so stoked that the two extras actually made it through the day. We high-fived each other at the end, ‘We’re alive!'”

What did Jepsen do before she was famous? “I was always pursuing a career in music in whatever small way I could, even in Canada before any of this took off, so I was touring with some local bands there and doing open mic nights. When I wasn’t totally making a living off of it, I was doing all of the odds and end jobs you can think of. I was a waitress. I was a coffee barista for a little while. I was a pastry chef assistant. The actual baker left so I took over. I baked nine cheesecakes every morning.”

Listen to the interview via Soundcloud below.

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