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Carly Rae Jepsen Biography

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Birth Name: Carly Rae Jepsen
Born: 1985/11/20
Birth Place: Mission, British Columbia, Canada
Years Active: 2007-present
Genres: Pop, Pop Rock, Acoustic, Folk, Indie

Carly Rae Jepsen (born November 20, 1985) is a Canadian singer-songwriter from Mission, British Columbia. In the summer of 2007 she placed third in the fifth season of “Canadian Idol.” She was also a part of the Canadian Idol Top 3 concert tour.

After completing the Canadian Idol tour, Jepsen retreated to B.C. to focus on writing, recording and completing her band. Her demos attracted a flurry of attention, and she was eventually signed a joint management deal with Simkin Artist Management and Dexter Entertainment. A deal with Fontana/Maple Music quickly followed, leading Jepsen into the studio with producer/writer Ryan Stewart.

In June 2008, Jepsen released her debut single, a cover of John Denver's song “Sunshine On My Shoulders.” Her second single and debut album’s title track, “Tug of War,” and the album were released in September 2008.

Her EP, “Curiosity,” was issued in February 2012. It debuted at #6 on the Canadian Albums chart and featured a cover of Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now.”