Carly Rae Jepsen had no idea of the ineffable, bouncy power of “Call Me Maybe” when she first recorded the song.
“I’d be lying to say that I knew the song was going to be a career-changer for me,” the singer told Billboard (who voted “Hey I just met you/And this is crazy/So here’s my number/So call me maybe” the century‘s best chorus) in an interview, though she did notice that people seemed to react to it more than her other songs.
Once the song did become the sugary pop-hit we all know and adore, she had a very different fear. “There’s this terrifying feeling of, ‘Oh god, what if that’s the only music that I create?” she explained, “‘What if it defines the genre of what I do from now on?’”
Fortunately, that hasn’t been the case, and Carly has been able to propel the popularity of “Call Me Maybe” into a powerful freedom to pursue her own musical interests.
“It’s a gift to have a song like that because it’s allowed me now to start to be able to make, without sacrifice or compromise, the exact music that I’ve always dreamed of making,” she finished.
It turns out writing the century’s best chorus has some perks.
The ladies – Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane, and Lauren Jauregui – will take the stage at the Honda NHL All-Star Game this weekend at Staples Center in Los Angeles. You can watch it on Sunday (January 29) at 3:30 p.m. ET/12:30 p.m. PT on NBC!
The group will perform “The Star-Spangled Banner” after Carly Rae Jepsen sings the Canadian national anthem. Nick Jonas is also set to perform, during the game’s second intermission.
“We are pleased with the incredible lineup of entertainment that we put together for the 2017 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend,” Steve Mayer, NHL chief content officer and executive VP, said in a statement. “The All-Star Weekend will feature three days of can’t-miss events, including the NHL100 celebration on Friday night, in a weekend where hockey takes over Hollywood. We are excited for Nick Jonas, Fifth Harmony and Carly Rae Jepsen’s All-Star Game performances for our fans in L.A and those watching around the world.”
Carly Rae Jepsen has given a gift to her fans in the form of a bunch of new songs via her new album Emotion Side B!
“Emotion Side B almost never was. Well, technically all the songs existed I just didn’t think to share them until we toured,” the 30-year-old singer said in the liner notes.
“But meeting many of you face to face, getting to share in one of the most joyful touring experiences of my life, all I wanted was to give back more of the feelings you all gave me,” Carly added. “So this is for you guys, a B sides album full of some extra tunes we made on the journey to Emotion. I hope you enjoy. And thank you for making the past year so incredible. The memes, the covers, the parties, and the shows. You keep me inspired. So yeah… new album on the way… but here’s something to hold yah over till then.”
Download the new album on iTunes and stream it below via Spotify!
Hailee performed a bunch of her hits like “Love Myself” and “Rock Bottom,” as well as a cover of Justin Bieber‘s “Love Yourself,” which you can watch below.
“There’s no better reminder that love conquers all than joining the LGBQT community at LA Pride tonight. I could have danced all night in celebration of our freedom and equality. In memory of the victims this weekend, we stand with you and your families,” Hailee wrote on Instagram.
Hailee Steinfeld Covers Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself” at L.A. Pride Festival
FYI: Hailee is wearing an MSMG custom faux coat, a Sami Miro Vintage custom bodysuit, hat, and denim, and Vetements boots.