Carly Rae Jepsen named Billboard’s Rising Star

Carly Rae Jepsen named Billboard’s Rising Star

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 20: Musician Carly Rae Jepsen attends the screening of Paramount Pictures' "Fun Size" at Mall Of America screening on October 20, 2012 in Bloomington, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

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Posted on October 25, 2012 at 11:24 AM

Updated Thursday, Oct 25 at 11:35 AM

NEW YORK (AP) -- Carly Rae Jepsen has had a breakout year, and now she’s being rewarded by Billboard, which has named her its Rising Star of 2012.

The “Call Me Maybe” singer will be honored at Billboard’s annual Women in Music event, to be held in New York City on Nov. 30. She’ll join Katy Perry, who has been named Woman of the Year.

In a statement Thursday, Jepsen says she was influenced by many female artists and hopes to inspire budding musicians the way her heroes inspired her. Jepsen says she is truly honored by the award.

Previous recipients include Nicki Minaj and Lady Gaga.

 

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