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Carly Rae Jepsen Biography

Birth Name:
Carly Rae Jepsen
Birth Place:
Mission, British Columbia, Canada

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



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