Fast Facts

  • Her father used to sing her to sleep with James Taylor songs.
  • Influences include Ella Fitzgerald and Van Morrison. 
  • Played with a high-school jazz band while in elementary school.
  • Performed in high-school musicals, playing Dorothy in The Wiz and Sandy in Grease.
  • Covered a Janis Ian song during her Canadian Idol audition.
  • Placed third in the 2007 Canadian Idol TV series.
  • Nominated for Best New Artist and Songwriter of the Year in the 2010 Juno Awards.


  • Ron Lanzarotta — Stepfather
  • Colin Jepsen — Brother
  • Alexandra — Mother
  • Larry Jepsen — Father
  • Katie Jepsen — Sister


  • Canadian College of Performing Arts, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada


  • Birth Name: Carly Rae Jepsen
  • Birth Place: Mission, British Columbia, Canada
  • Profession: Singer-songwriter

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