Carly Rae Jepsen
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Carly Rae Jepsen Masters Emotion
Ahead of the Aug. 21 release of her new album, E•mo•tion, GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen visited The Recording Academy's headquarters in Santa Monica, Calif., to participate in an exclusive GRAMMY.com interview. Jepsen discussed the making of her new album, E•mo•tion, how ideas spark her songwriting process and the allure of '80s-inspired music, among other topics.
"I didn't want to rush it," said Jepsen. "I didn't want to feel like I was just putting [E•mo•tion] out to put it out, but that it was something that was really right and that I'd be proud of, and kind of marks the new era of what I want to do."
After placing third on "Canadian Idol" in 2007, Jepsen released her full-length debut album, 2008's Tug Of War. She followed with 2012's, Kiss, which featured the breakout hit "Call Me Maybe." The single climbed to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Billboard's 2012 Song of the Summer and the best-selling single of the year. "Call Me Maybe" earned Jepsen GRAMMY nominations for Song Of The Year and Best Pop Solo Performance for 2012.
E•mo•tion features 12 tracks co-written by Jepsen, including "Run Away With Me," "Warm Blood," "Your Type," and "I Really Like You," with the latter's music video featuring Tom Hanks and Justin Bieber, among others.
Jepsen is currently on an international tour with select dates scheduled through October.