Canadian pop songstress Carly Rae Jepsen’s ever-infectious, joyously pop anthem “Call Me Maybe” logs a ninth week atop the singles chart. It surpasses Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know” as the longest-running No. 1 of 2012!! The track also passes 5 million digital downloads, becoming the third best-selling track of the year so far (behind Gotye and “We Are Young” by fun.).
As her folllow-up single with Owl City, “Good Time,” keeps her relevant at radio, we’ve finally got a release date for Jepsen’s full-length LP. “Kisses” will be released September 18. It includes collaborations with Toby Gad, Redfoo of LMFAO and Dallas Austin.
Jepsen says, “The record is pop. It’s inspired by Robyn, the Cars, Madonna, and believe it or not, James Taylor.”Perhaps Mariah Carey (below) should have paid more attention to Jepsen’s flourishing career, instead of reheating a weary hip-hop-induced floperoo. *