8 Times Carly Rae Jepsen Won At Life

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August 26, 2015
This pop princess’ life is literally #GOALS

Carly Rae Jepsen is riding on a high after her new album E*MO*TION released to a chorus of acclaim this August. Dubbed by many as one of the best pop albums of the year, E*MO*TION is yet another fine addition to the increasingly long list of amazing Carly Rae Jepsen feats.

The Canadian pop prodigy has done some really, really, really, really, really, really awesome stuff in her career so far. Here’s our favorites!

1. Getting Tom Hanks to feature in one of her music videos

Talk about major pull! Two-time Academy Award winner, Tom Hanks stars in Carly’s music video for ‘I Really Like You’ (Yet to see it? What are you doing, go watch it already!). It wasn’t just a mere surprise cameo either (a la Justin Bieber’s). Not only did Carly get Tom Hanks to lip-sync to her song, she also got him to groove along to a big dance number towards the end of the video. How many other singers can get a major Hollywood star to do this?

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FUN FACT: ‘I Really Like You’ makes references to Tom Hank’s movies and also features popular Vine stars, King Bach and Rudy Mancusco! Catch them if you can! 😉

2. She owns a jet-setting life

Carly recently gave everyone a taste of what it’s like to be jet-setting around the world in her music video ‘Run Away With Me,’ and it’s been giving us all kinds of #FOMO. Sure, maybe living in suitcases and constantly fighting jet-lag isn’t ideal for everybody, but you can’t deny that the clip has struck some major wanderlust in you. Who wouldn’t want to exchange a mundane week for a chance to enjoy Tokyo, Paris and New York City at least once or even better, ALL at once?

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FUN FACT: Carly explains that all that travelling between cities for her promotional tour has officially placed her in a ‘weird’ sleep-talking phase, but she ain’t complaining!

3. She got to collaborate with the COOLEST people in the music industry

From LMFAO’s Red Foo to Sia Furler in her latest album, Carly’s been kicking it with talented hit-makers left, right and center. How did she reach out to these prestigious folk? By getting all down-to-earth and penning them personal emails. Aww, we’re digging how adorably sincere she is!

 


FUN FACT: Tegan Quin from Tegan & Sara shared tips with Carly on how to use GarageBand when writing songs!

 

4. She wants to forge a more loving and passionate community

Carly advocates many things, but one thing she really believes in is the need to pass kindness along by stopping hate and discrimination towards others. She has worked closely with anti-bullying campaigns since she broke into super stardom and has been using her fame as a platform to spread awareness. #Respect.

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FUN FACT: Carly was a former theatre student but she was lucky enough to have an older brother who was popular in school but also protective of her and others. She was greatly inspired by his stand against bullying.

5. She got her Cinderella story and Justin Bieber is her fairy godmother IRL

By now, we should know never to underestimate the power of the Biebs and social media. Carly Rae Jepsen found fame overnight courtesy of Team Bieber (aka Scooter Braun’s School Boy Records). She basically went from opening for Hanson to performing for teen superstar, Justin Bieber. In front of a crowd of 300,000 people, no less!

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FUN FACT: You better Belieb it! Justin Bieber contributed to the colossal success of ‘Call Me Maybe’ by tweeting how much he loved the song to his millions of followers.

6. She actually BECAME Cinderella

We’re not even lying. The pop princess traded in her microphone for a glass slipper to play the part of Cinderella in her BROADWAY debut. Talk about a girl’s dream come true!

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FUN FACT: This wasn’t the first time Carly transformed herself into a princess. In 2013, she played a part in Disney’s remake of The Little Mermaid’s iconic song, ‘Part of Your World’.

She even had a fin to go along with it!

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7. She has so much energy!

There’s so much energy bubbling inside of the petite songstress. Look at all that gorgeous, youthful glow. Whatever it is Carly, we want to know your secret of spreading such positive vibes to the world!

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And we’re totally adding this into the mix (because we can!) –

8. She’ll be performing at MTV World Stage Malaysia 2015

The mega-star will be performing at one of the most exclusive global events of the year, alongside Jason Derulo, Apink, SEKAI NO OWARI and Stacy! We think that’s pretty damn great.

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FUN FACT: You can win passes to catch Carly Rae Jepsen by taking part in our contest and we promise you that September 12 will be one of the best nights of your life!

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