Carly Rae Jepsen Honored as Billboard’s 2012 Rising Star

Posted Friday November 30, 2012 2:08 PM GMT

Hitting the red carpet in a gorgeous blue dress, Carly Rae Jepsen joined Katy Perry at the Billboard Woman of the Year luncheon in New York City this afternoon (November 30).

The 26-year-old singer is being honored as the magazine’s 2012 rising star. In its recent issue, the “Call Me Maybe” performer dished about topics including attending the 2012 MTV Europe Music Awards to her singing style.

Highlights from Miss Jepsen’s interview are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to Billboard!

On attending the 2012 MTV Europe Music Awards:
"I had shivers up and down my spine the whole night.”

On her successful year:
"It's been such an impossibly wonderful year and it just keeps getting better."

On her changing singing style:
"There's been a natural progression from folk to pop that's been happening for a while. And 'Call Me Maybe' was the first time that I really embraced it, and saw that it could be embraced by other people too."


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