Carly Rae Jepsen dominated the airwaves in 2012 with her breakout single “Call Me Maybe,” which elicited mixed reactions; however, ten years later, she is back on everyone’s radar with “The Loneliest Time.”
Jepsen recently turned 37, and she has been having the time of her life since the release of her sixth studio album, “The Loneliest Time.”
While many people are only familiar with her most recent album and her breakout single, Jepsen has several albums and projects under her belt.
Following her third-place finish on the fifth season of “Canadian Idol” in 2007, she released her debut studio album “Tug of War” in 2008.
“Kiss,” her second album, revealed a completely different side of Jepsen. It also included “Call Me Maybe,” which quickly went viral.
It’s no surprise that the Canadian native has a net worth of $10 million, given the massive success of “Call Me Maybe.”
Following “Kiss,” Jepsen released “Emotion,” her critically acclaimed album. The singer-songwriter admitted to Elle that the attention garnered by her breakout single pressured her.
She revealed, referring to Tavish Crowe, her guitarist:
“We were walking around New York City, and I was feeling the pressure of having all this attention. But he was like, ‘I know what a writer you are-and now you finally have a stage and access to all these people. What if, instead of pressure, you look at this like an opportunity to show all the other sides of what you can do?’ I was really excited about switching my thinking in that way.”
Jepsen has since experimented with various sound styles and genres. “Dedicated” was released in 2019, and “Dedicated Side B” was released in 2020.
On the other hand, the pandemic proved to be a watershed moment in Jepsen’s life and music. While everyone else was stuck at home, she found herself making music.
“When I was writing he thought in the back of my head was like, ‘OK, these songs are for me, but I need to do them for cathartic reasons, and it feels really safe to write with this guy from London who I’ve never met over Zoom.’ I could get into some of my family issues or whatever I wanted because no one will ever hear it!”
The songs she thought no one would hear became a social media sensation, particularly the bridge to her title track.