The Spotlight


By Alan Ho

Who: Carly Rae Jepsen
Where:  Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Sounds like:  Natalie Imbruglia, Tamar Kaprelian, Erin McCarley, Sara Bareilles

Already well-acclaimed in her own native Canada, the 25 year old pop singer-songwriter whose roots are firmly planted in the James Taylor folk classics Jepsen was fed on a regular basis in her childhood is on the cusp of taking her folk-infused breezy pop to the United States.  The multiple Juno Award-nominated act and onetime Canadian Idol will look to conquer the US with a man who launched a fellow Canadian to superstardom in America and the rest of the world and his name is Scooter Braun.  Now signed to Braun’s full service record label and management company Schoolboy Records, it will not be too long before the US starts drumming their feet to songs like “Curiousity” and her music video debut, “Call Me Maybe”.  The Spotlight would like to call out right now this instant that we smell a potential star right here!

Music Video:  Call Me Maybe


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