The first time that Carly Rae Jepsen caught the eyes of Canada was when she participated in her country’s version of American Idol called Canadian Idol in 2007. But it was, however, until 2012 that she caught the eyes of the world with her hit single Call Me Maybe which has sold over 17 million copies. In addition to her singing career, Jepsen is a successful songwriter and actress. Read on to find out more about her career and other achievements.
Carly Rae Jepsen Biography (Age)
The Canadian singer was born on November 21, 1985, in Mission, British Columbia, Canada. It was there that she was brought up by her parents; Alexandra and Larry Jepsen, alongside her two siblings; Colin and Katie.
When she was at Heritage Park Secondary School, Jepsen took part in various student drama and music productions. With both her parents as teachers, as well as her stepdad, she had the belief that she was also supposed to grow up and become a music teacher since music was what she loved. However, her high school teacher advised her to audition for the Canadian College of Performing Arts in Victoria. She told her that when she was done from there, she could decide if she still wanted to teach music or become a singer.
After graduating from school, the young singer took various minimum wage jobs, including as a barista and a pastry chef assistant at Trees Organic Coffee. She was later convinced by her teacher Beverly Holmes to give a shot at Canadian Idol which she did and finished in third place. Even though she did not win, her performance on the show helped her build a huge fan base as many believed she was the best on the show.
In 2008, Carly Rae Jepsen released her first album, Tug of War which was successful in Canada. In 2011, she released the single, “Call Me Maybe” which became an international hit. It dethroned Lady Gaga‘s Born This Way which topped the Billboard 100 chart for six weeks by staying at the top for seven weeks. Due to the displacement, Gaga jokingly promised that she was coming back for Jepsen.
The following year, Jepsen released her next album Kiss which was later followed by Emotion in 2015. Her achievements in music have been recognized with a good number of awards and nominations, including two Grammy nominations for “Call Me Maybe”, an American Music Award, 2 Billboard Music Awards, and the Allan Slaight Honour from Canada’s Walk of Fame.
Does She Have a Boyfriend or Is She Gay?
When it comes to her relationship side of things, the Call Me Maybe singer has dated a number of people in the past, however, many people are still wondering if she is gay or not. Jepsen has been considered by many as a queer icon because she has always identified with anything that stands for gays. She has performed at different Pride events all over the world and has also canceled a tour in protest of a gay ban.
As regards to her dating life, the current boyfriend of the singer is James Flannigan. Before the two began their relationship, Carly dated Jordi Ashworth from 2011 to 2012. In 2012, she met American singer, songwriter, and record producer Matthew Koma when the two were working on her song, “The Kiss”. They remained an item until 2015 when they decided to end the relationship. The next man that became her boyfriend was cinematographer and director David Kalani Larkins who directed her ‘Run Away With Me’ video. The two remained together from 2015 until 2017.
It was after her relationship with Larkins that she began seeing James Flannigan. She does not make any secret of the relationship as she proudly shares his pictures on her social media pages.
Since she began her career in 2007, the Canadian singer has come a very long way. She has sold millions of records and has appeared in a number of movies. Thanks to all these, Carly Rae Jepsen has a net worth estimated at $10 million.
There is hardly any doubt that Carly Rae Jepsen is a pretty woman. That said, she is not the tallest you will find on any stage. The Call Me Maybe singer has a height of 5 feet 2 inches (157 cm) while her body weight is 115 pounds (52 kg).
For her general body measurements, the Brunette has a breast measurement of 33 inches, a waist size of 24 inches, and hips that measure 32 inches. She wears bra size 34 B and dress size 4 (US).