Carly Rae Jepsen: Salt Lake City Signing

Carly Rae Jepsen: Salt Lake City Signing

Carly Rae Jepsen meets one of her cutest and youngest fans during a meet and greet just before her concert in Salt Lake City, Utah on Saturday night (January 5).

“Met some cuties here in Salt Lake City. This little guy had been practicing CMM all day apparently. Aw!” the 27-year-old singer tweeted with the pic.

Carly Rae also attended a signing earlier in the day. “Lovely meeting you all today at the signing in FYE! Thanks for singing so loud!” she wrote.

Be sure to tune into the 2013 People’s Choice Awards later this week – Carly Rae is up for Favorite Breakout Artist, Favorite Song and Favorite Music Video for “Call Me Maybe”.

Watch Carly Rae Jepsen + Pitbull Perform 2013 ‘New Year’s Rockin’ Eve’

Okay, hear us out on this. It just makes sense that Carly Rae Jepsen, who had arguably the biggest song of 2012, would close out the year by singing her hit ‘Call Me Maybe’ on New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, right?!

Well not only did the singer perform her massive smash, she also treated viewers to a rendition of her song ‘This Kiss’ while rocking a pretty long red skirt and black midriff baring top — we know, we were cold just watching her too!

She was just one of many hit makers to take the stage in N.Y.C.’s Time Square – Taylor Swift, Psy, Flo Rida and Pitbull also helped ring in the new year with their performances!

Pitbull, dressed in sunglasses and a long black coat, performed a medley of his hits, including ‘International Love,’ ‘Hey Baby,’ and ‘Rain Over Me.’

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Carly Rae Jepsen: ‘Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest’ 2013!

Carly Rae Jepsen: 'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest' 2013!

Carly Rae Jepsen is stunning while performing during Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2013 at Times Square on Monday (December 31) in New York City.

After her performance, the 27-year-old singer tweeted, “Had a blast performing in Times Square! Nobody knew i had long johns under my skirt…till now;) #RockinNewYearsEve.”

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Taylor Swift will also be performing on the special. We’re so excited!


Carly Rae Jepsen: ‘Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest’ 2013!

15+ pictures inside of Carly Rae Jepsen performing during New Year’s Eve in the Big Apple…

The 12 Biggest Breakout Stars of 2012: Carly Rae Jepsen, Sam Claflin & More!

While there are plenty of stars we know and love, 2012 brought us a slew of talent that we’ll certainly be talking about for years to come! Though some might be familiar faces, 2012 was really their year to shine. Whether they created one of the biggest songs of the year (Carly Rae Jepsen), or had us laughing hysterically at the movies (Rebel Wilson), we fell in love with these celebs in 2012.

In no particular order — see who Teen chose as their biggest breakout stars of 2012 below!

Austin Mahone

Much like Justin Bieber (who he is often compared to), 16-year-old Austin Mahone got his start thanks to a number of videos of him singing that went viral on YouTube. Thanks to his charming good looks, and talent to boot, Austin released two singles this year, “11:11,” and “Say Somethin’” which had fans going crazy. 2012 was obviously a good year for him, and 2013 only proves to be bigger!

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Bridgit Mendler

Bridgit is known for her roles on Disney Channel’s Good Luck Charlie, as well as her musical turn in the 2011 DCOM Lemonade Mouth, but in 2012, Bridgit debuted the infectious single, “Ready Or Not.” And on top of that, she released her first album Hello My Name Is… and topped off the year by performing on The X Factor.

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Disney

Carly Rae Jepsen

To say 2012 was a HUGE year for CRJ would be a complete understatement. Her first single “Call Me Maybe” burnt up not only the charts, but YouTube video views (it has 362 million…and counting!), and she toured with Justin Bieber on his Believe tour. Though some believed she might be a one hit wonder, her catchy tune proved to have a life of its own as it spawned a number of sing-along vids. Also, the 27-year-old Canadian released her first album, Kiss, which certainly proved nay-sayers wrong. Only good things in this gal’s future, we predict!

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Interscope Records

Cher Lloyd

Our friends over in the U.K. have been loving Cher since her season of The X Factor back in 2010 (yes, the same season as One Direction!), and even though she only came in fourth during the competition, she’s finally had a breakout year over here in the states! Thanks to her single “Want U Back,” she had millions singing along to her feisty tune. Not only that, but she performed the hit song on the U.S. version of The X Factor, truly coming full circle. And now we can’t help thinking of her every time we hear someone grunt “UH!”

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Epic Records

Dean Geyer

Glee fans were devastated when Finchel broke up in the third season finale, but when sexy NYADA senior Brody (Dean) came into Rachel Berry’s life, he had people saying “Finn, who?!” Thanks to his many shirtless scenes and sexy dance moves, people can’t get enough of him. Although, his desirableness did take a bit of a dive when he hooked up with their teacher, played by Kate Hudson.

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FOX

Ellie Goulding

OK, so we know that Ellie had people talking when she performed at Prince William and Kate Middleton‘s wedding last year, but 2012 was really the year she made a name for herself. Between her hit single “Lights,” which got an insane amount of airtime on the radio, her uplifting new single “Anything Could Happen,” and the fact that she dated dubstep DJ Skrillex, Ellie definitely made a name for herself in 2012!

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Interscope Records

Fierce Five

The Fierce Five, other wise known as Jordyn Wieber, Kyla RossMcKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman, and Gabby Douglas, had everyone talking during the Olympic games this summer. These gymnasts not only brought home the gold, but stole the hearts of millions! McKayla Maroney particularly had the world talking when she won the silver medal in the vault finals, and was caught making a less than pleased face. The “Not Impressed” meme spread like wild fire, with even President Barack Obama joining in on the fun! Also, Gabby Douglas scored herself a guest spot on The Vampire Diaries. What a year for these talented young ladies!

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NBC

Phillips Phillips

Phillip Phillips — the singer so nice, they named him twice! The adorable singer won the 11th season of American Idol back in May, and managed to do it all while suffering from major kidney problems! Phillip was such a trooper during the whole thing, it made America fall in love with him even more. Not to mention, his single “Home” had millions singing along, while his debut album, The World from the Side of the Moon, just dropped in November. Oh, and he’ll also be hitting the road with Matchbox 20 in 2013. Way to go, Phillip!

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19 Entertainment

Rebel Wilson

The world took notice of Rebel Wilson in 2011 when she had a hilarious bit part as Kristen Wiig‘s roommate in Bridesmaids, but 2012 was certainly her year to shine. Not only did the Australian actress star in the ensemble comedy What to Expect When You’re Expecting back in May, but she also showed off her vocal chops in the sleeper hit, Pitch Perfect. She already has a number of projects lined up for 2013 including Chris Colfer‘s Struck By Lightning, Pain and Gain with Mark Wahlberg but she also has a TV show titled Super Fun Night in the works. We have a feeling Rebel is here to stay!

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Universal Pictures

Ryan Beatty

Ryan Beatty has made quite the name for himself on the music scene! Thanks to music videos such as “Hey L.A.” and “Every Little Thing,” millions have been singing along to his tunes on YouTube!

Ryan Beatty

Ryan Beatty

Sam Claflin

One of Sam’s first big roles was in 2011′s Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, and his career has only gotten hotter from there! Not only did he star alongside Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron in Snow White and the Huntsman, but he got cast as Finnick Odair in a little film called The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, maybe you’ve heard of it? Sam nabbed the highly-coveted role, and we predict he’ll be a household name by this time next year!

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Universal Pictures

The Wanted

Though they’ve been labeled “bad boys” thanks to their on-going feud with One Direction, there’s no denying the guys of The Wanted have released some catchy tunes this year! The guys were first noticed for their hit song “Glad You Came” then followed it up with “I Found You.” 2012 was big for them, and we’re sure 2013 will only be bigger!

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Mercury Records

2012 was a big year for new talent — who do you think had the biggest 2012? Was there anyone we missed? Sound off in the comments!

Carly Rae Jepsen: Hometown Concert in Canada

Carly Rae Jepsen: Hometown Concert in Canada

Carly Rae Jepsen rocks out in red in a special concert at the Clarke Foundation Theatre in her hometown of Mission, British Columbia, Canada, last week.

The 27-year-old musician tweeted, “At last…a show at home <3 Thank you MISSION!!!"

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Carly Rae is also officially on Christmas vacation. “I am sooo happy to be home for Christmas!!! Pjs and cookies and a big fat TREE!!!” she wrote.

She added a few days afterwards, “Christmas shopping today. I have two hours to get absolutely everyone on my list. Hope for me;)”

Carly Rae is also pictured at Number 11 Downing Street earlier this month in London.

Carly Rae Jepsen on MTV’s ‘This Is How I Made It’: How Justin Bieber Gave Me ‘My Big Break’ (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

The story of how Carly Rae Jepsen made it big is a well-known one. Phenom Justin Bieber heard her infectious song, “Call Me Maybe,” on the radio while home in Canada and signed her to his label shortly thereafter.

But not everyone has heard the story straight from Jepsen herself.

Celebuzz has an exclusive clip of the pop star talking about her rise to the top on an upcoming episode of MTV’s This Is How I Made It.

“I remember getting a hysterical phone call from my younger sister Katie who was like, ‘Justin Bieber! He tweeted your song!,’” she recalls in the clip. “I was like ‘Calm down, what’s going on?’ and I went and checked it out and she was right – he had.”

“’Call Me Maybe’ had been playing on the radio for a little bit at this point,” she continued. “It had been mingling in the top 11 on iTunes within Canada and it had no life anywhere else. And Justin comes home and tweets about it and within a day it’s at No. 1 and that really was my big break.”

Jepsen was the first artist signed to Bieber’s label, School Boy Records, in early 2012.

“I got a call from my manager who said, ‘You’re not going to believe this, but I got a call from Scooter Braun and Justin Bieber and they’re considering starting a label and they want you to be the first official artist that they sign,” she said. “Then Justin Bieber announced it on MuchMusic. As soon as it went that public, I got a swarm of phone calls from all my friends and family with everyone just being like ‘What is happening to your life?’ and I was like ‘I have no idea but it’s pretty cool.’”

Watch our exclusive clip of Jepsen above.

Jepsen’s episode of This is How I Made It airs Saturday at noon on MTV.

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Carly Rae Jepsen: BBC Radio One Visit!

Carly Rae Jepsen: BBC Radio One Visit!

Carly Rae Jepsen dons a cute blue coat as she arrives at BBC Radio One studios on Tuesday morning (December 11) in London, England.

The 27-year-old musician sat in for an interview with The Radio 1 Breakfast Show.

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“Enjoying some Christmas tunes and cappuccinos at @r1breakfast with grimmers,” Carly Rae captioned a photo from inside the studio on her personal Instagram.

Carly Rae will be featured on The Year With Katie Couric special which will air Wednesday, December 19th @9:30PM ET/PT on ABC.

10+ pictures inside…

Carly Rae Jepsen: Home For the Holidays with Michael Buble

Carly Rae Jepsen: Home For the Holidays with Michael Buble

Carly Rae Jepsen sings loud for all to hear with Michael Buble during his Home for the Holidays special on NBC on Monday night (December 10).

The 27-year-old musician performed a “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree” medley with her fellow Canadian friend.

“He was extremely friendly and warm,” Carly Rae shared. “There was a lot of laughter because we kept cracking up in between takes. I can’t keep a straight face if I’m told I need to. It was another one of those moments where you pinch yourself and you think, ‘How did I get so lucky?’ I love his Christmas album. It’s one of my favorites of all time.”

Watch the video below to hear Carly Rae talk about her own holiday traditions.


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Carly Rae Jepsen: Two Grammy Nominations!

Carly Rae Jepsen: Two Grammy Nominations!

Carly Rae Jepsen hangs out with Katie Couric for The Year with Katie Couric.

The 27-year-old musician was just announced as a 2013 Grammy Award Nominee! Carly Rae is up for Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance for her hit “Call Me Maybe”.

“Over the moon excited. Two @theGRAMMYs nominations!!! Extremely thankful. <3" she tweeted after the news.

The Year with Katie Couric special highlights the major headlines from the year and will air Wednesday, December 19th @9:30PM ET/PT on ABC.

Grammy Nominees React to Their Nods on Twitter

The music industry waited with bated breath Wednesday night to hear the 55th Annual Grammy Awards nominations. And as names were announced in the live event held in Nashville, Tenn., this year’s crop of nominees celebrated — on Twitter.

Indie-pop trio Fun. nabbed six nods, making the cut for the four general Grammy categories: new artist, album of the year for their Some Nights, and record and song for its chart-blazing hit with soul singer Janelle Monae, “We Are Young.” The artists shared their delight on Twitter, writing, “Unreal night. Thank you for listening.”

Five other acts led the pack with newcomers Fun.: R&B breakout star Frank Ocean, English rock band Mumford & Sons, rappers Jay-Z and Kanye West, and the Black Key’s Dan Auerbach each earned six nominations, too.

While some slammed the Grammys for snubs — Justin Bieber‘s manager said they “blew it” by not honoring the teen pop phenom — other rejoiced in their hard-earned recognition on Twitter.

See what the nominees said about their nods:

Hunter Hayes: “Still celebrating with the team. Cannot tell you all how excited I am and how honored I am to get THREE nominations tonight. UNREAL! :D”

Carly Rae Jepsen: “Over the moon excited. Two @TheGRAMMYs nominations!!! Extremely thankful. <3″

Blake Shelton: “@BeliebinTW: blakeshelton is nominated for a Grammy! #lovethisguy” Really?!! Happy happy joy joy!!!”

Frank Ocean: “wow…..”

FUN.: “Unreal night. Thank you for listening. BTW the arrangement of W.A.Y. we just did was by my favorite composer, Nico Muhly. -andrew”

Kelly Clarkson: “My friends surprised me this morning with awesome news! I have the best friends. 10 years later and still so excited!”

Rihanna: “Congrats guys, we got #3 Grammy Nods!!! #ThugLife”

Florence Welch: “Big morning all round xx”

Adam Levine: “Two Grammy noms! Holy balls!”

Alabama Shakes: “What a night! We love you all!”

Anthony Hamilton: “Thanks everybody for the congrats and well wishes. I’m humbled and grateful.”

Coldplay: “Coldplay up for two awards at @TheGRAMMYs! Best Rock Album for Mylo Xyloto and Best Rock Performance for Charlie Brown. #goodnews”

Gotye: “We’re delighted to announce Somebody That I Used To Know feat. @kimbramusic has been nominated for Record of the Year at @TheGRAMMYs”

Taylor Swift: “Honored to also be nominated for 2 Grammys with @thecivilwars for ‘Safe and Sound’ on @TheHungerGames soundtrack. Unreal! #GrammyNomination”

Janelle Monae: “Me & fun. Our song “We are young” was Grammy nominated album of the year, record of the yr, best pop vocal d”

Ed Sheeran: “A team. A song I wrote with no home, no money, anything, nominated or best record at the Grammys. A dream come true. Ecstatic xxx”

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Grammys 2013: Justin Bieber, Rihanna, One Direction and More Snubs

Frank Ocean might be having a glass of celebratory champagne right about now to celebrate his six Grammy nominations, but not every artist was so lucky.

Carly Rae Jepsen seemed like a shoo-in for Best New Artist. So why did the Recording Academy leave her off the final list?

Sure, “Call Me Maybe” was nominated for some big prizes, including Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance, but Jepsen failed to get a Best New Artist nod, which may imply that Grammy voters don’t expect her to stick around.

Meanwhile, her mentor Justin Bieber was completely snubbed by the Academy when his album Believe failed to score any nominations. “This time there wont be any wise words, no excuses, I just plain DISAGREE,” his manager Scooter Braun tweeted. “The kid deserved it. Grammy board u blew it on this one.”

Then there was Nicki Minaj, whose genre-crossing album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, was overlooked in both the pop and rap categories. It looks like for Grammy voters, sometimes less is more.

As for One Direction, the British boy band was snubbed in the Best New Artist category, despite past boy bands — like the Jonas Brothers and Backstreet Boys — scoring a nomination years prior.

Click through our gallery above to see which other artists were snubbed by the Grammys.

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