Carly Rae Jepsen, 'Call Me Maybe': Singer Reveals How Justin Bieber's Tweet Sent Her Into Pop Stratosphere (EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW)
Two months ago, Carly Rae Jepsen got a panicked call from her sister. "She was hysterically screaming into the phone 'Justin Bieber just tweeted about your song!'" Jepsen tells AOL Music Blog. "I was like 'What? Really? No way!' And then I went to check it out and, in fact, he had."
The pop idol had heard Jepsen's insanely catchy new single 'Call Me Maybe' on the radio and instantly fallen under its spell. Soon, both the Biebs and his lady friend Selena Gomez were both tweeting about their love for the song, gaining the Juno nominee and 'Canadian Idol' alumus (she placed third in the show's fifth season) instant international attention.
And that was only the start of Carly Rae's whirlwind ride to almost overnight pop stardom.
"Not too long after that, we were informed by my label, 604, that [Justin] and his manager [Scooter Braun] had actually approached them and asked if we'd be interested in combining forces and spreading the music outside of Canada."
Jepsen and her team were definitely interested, so she flew out to Los Angeles to meet with the pair and wound up signing with Braun and his Schoolboy Records label.
The ink was barely dry on the contracts before Jepsen discovered that her new label mate had another surprise in store for her. Back at home, she went on Facebook and watched a video she'd recently been tagged in. She thought the video, which featured a bunch of mustachioed fans dancing around and goofing off to 'Call Me Maybe' was cute, but she didn't really realize what was going on at first.
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"It didn't really register until halfway