Carly Rae Jepsen and Scooter Braun, founder of her imprint Schoolboy Records, are basking in the success of her bouncy Interscope Records single “Call Me Maybe”, which flew to the top of the Billboard Hot 100.
“I feel so blessed,” the singer said upon learning that the song had dethroned Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know,” featuring Kimbra, after an eight-week domination. “Thank you to everyone who made this happen. Life keeps surprising me lately and it’s a wonderful feeling.”
Scooter likewise shared his elation over the chart-topping news: “To see Carly hit No. 1 is an amazing achievement, but what is even better is seeing it happen to someone as kind and as warm a person as Carly Rae Jepsen,” he says. “No one is more deserving. And, I know from hearing her music that this is just the beginning for her.”
“Call” was actually Carly’s first hit in her home country of Canada, which went to No. 1 for four weeks on the Billboard Canadian Hot 100 beginning in February. After fellow Canadian Justin Bieber Tweeted his affinity for the song to his more than 20 million Twitter followers, and produced a video in which he, Selena Gomez and Ashley Tisdale sang it, the U.S. success of “Call” surged.
Carly, like Justin Bieber, is signed to Braun’s Schoolboy imprint. Scooter also manages rookie British/Irish boy band The Wanted. Ironically, given his support, Carly reached the Hot 100 apex before Justin. While Justin has placed 25 songs on the chart dating to his arrival in 2009, he’s so far peaked as high as No. 2 with “Boyfriend.”
Carly is set to open forJustin for 47 dates on his North American “Believe” tour, which begins Sept. 29 in Glendale, Ariz., and runs through to Jan. 26, 2013, in Miami. Carly’s as-yet-untitled debut U.S. album is due for release this fall.