How Carly Rae Jepsen Became A Smash Hit

Canadian pop princess Carly Rae Jepsen has been an important part of the pop world since her infectious hit “Call Me Maybe.” Just a week ago, she released her latest single “Cut To The Feeling,” which already has more than a million hits on YouTube.

Here’s how Carly Rae Jepsen became a smash hit.

1. She started out competing on reality TV.

Carly Rae first came on the scene as a contestant on the fifth season of Canadian Idol. She placed third in the musical competition before releasing her debut album in 2008. She toured with the other top three Canadian Idol contestants before signing a management deal.

Check out her Canadian Idol audition below.

2. She caught the attention of a major music influencer.

Carly was working on her next album when she decided to release “Call Me Maybe” as her next single. Fellow Canadian pop sensation Justin Beiber heard her song and fell in love with it, tweeting the discovery to millions of ready-and-waiting fans. The song really picked up steam in the US thanks to a viral video featuring Beiber that Big Time Rush’s Carlos Pena created.

Watch the crazy lipsync here.

3. She continued to create hits in the same vein as “Call Me Maybe.”

For Carly Rae, super catchy pop tunes were like a magic spell. Her music captivated audiences all over the globe time and time again. By sticking to the kind of music that first made her famous, Carly has manufactured top hits for years.

Check out her latest hit below.

Carly Rae Jepsen is one of the most iconic names in pop music today. Follow in her footsteps to get your own foot in the music industry door.

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Kristen Harris enjoys listening to a wide range of music, from Taylor Swift to, on occasion, Celtic instrumental. She also spends her time writing, reading, and baking.

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