Pop princess reigns over the 2013 Juno Award nominees
“Call Me Maybe” caught on like a global epidemic selling over 10 million copies around the planet.
“I always hoped that I could spread my music worldwide, Carly says. “I realized every step of the way just how difficult that was. It didn’t stop me from trying though.”
Here at home, the contagious hit single is certified 7x-platinum, and the Canadian pop princess leads the 2013 Juno Award nominees with 5 nods including Artist of the Year and Album of the Year for her major label debut, Kiss.
Carly’s Juno nominations are just a few additions to her growing list of acknowledgements that includes an American Music Award, two Grammy nominations, a Billboard Music Award, three MuchMusic Video Awards, two MTV Video Award nominations, two MTV Europe Awards, two Teen Choice Awards and three People’s Choice nominations.
Carly’s recent success makes sense when you scan the album credits and get a load of who’s got her back.
Max Martin, responsible for hits like Britney Spears’ “Hold It Against Me,” Pink’s “F**kin’ Perfect” and Katy Perry’s “I Kissed a Girl,” is on team Carly.
That hit maker is joined by Dallas Austin, recognized for his work with Madonna, Michael Jackson and Gwen Stefani.
Then you have LMFAO’s Redfoo in the mix, along with Toby Gad, best known for co-writing Fergie’s “Big Girls Don’t Cry.”
Carly’s pal Josh Ramsay of Marianas Trench and boyfriend Matthew Koma also lent a hand in producing Carly’s album.
And you can’t leave out Justin Bieber, who plays publicist and relentlessly tweets about Carly and her projects to his 26 plus million followers.
“Everyone’s support has been life changing. It’s like a dream come true for me,” Carly smiles.
Carly’s rise to fame has been a wild whirlwind, and the down-to-earth 27-year-old singer admits to feeling a little uneasy about all the success, but won’t let her jitters get the best of her.
“When I get nervous I just remember that it’s about the music,” Carly says. “When it’s a crowd of 300,000 people or if it’s a little bar jam, it’s just about spreading the love, writing and hopefully getting people to hear it.”
Carly is set to perform at the Juno Awards airing Sunday, April 21 on CTV.
Carly is nominated for Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, Single of the Year, Pop Album of the Year, and the Fan Choice Award. See all the nominees here.