Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Squee: Carly Rae Jepsen is Justin Bieber’s opening act October 29 in Dallas
Are they buddies because they're both Canadian?
DALLAS The singer of the strangely addictive pop song "Call Me Maybe," Carly Rae Jepsen, will be Justin Bieber's opening act when he plays in Dallas at the American Airlines Center on October 29. Tickets are limited.
I know what you're thinking: This is big news.
Jepsen skyrocked to superstar status when "Call Me Maybe" hit the radio. It currently sits at No. 1 on the Hot 100 Billboard charts. It's been No. 1 for eight weeks and on the list for 23.
Her partnership with Bieber makes sense: She was signed to the label School Boy Records, which is run by Justin Bieber's manager. Also, both the Biebs and Carly Rae are from Canada. That's enough to make them buds, no?
Bieber is touring in support of his new album Believe, made most popular by his heavily played song, "Boyfriend."
Jepsen may very well come and go like other pop one-hit wonders. But while she's at the tippy top of the charts, we answer three quick questions:
How did she get famous? Jepsen tried out for Canadian Idol in 2007, where she got third place. But it wasn't until the release of "Call Me Maybe" that she became an overnight sensation.
Does Carly Rae have an album? Sort of. Her most recent releases have been the "Call Me Maybe" single, "Call Me Maybe" remixes, and a single called "Good Time" with Owl City. But "Call Me Maybe" originally appeared on Curiosity, a 6-song EP Jepsen released on Valentine's Day in 2012.
Will we ever see her again? Most likely. She's working on another album, and her song with Owl City, "Good Time," is getting regular radio play in Dallas.
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