Fresh off a sold out east coast tour in support of her critically acclaimed new album E·MO·TION, released in August via Schoolboy Records/Interscope, Jepsen also recently premiered the video for her new single “Your Type”, directed by filmmaker Gia Coppola and shot at Los Candiles Night Club in Los Angeles.
Carly will also star as the iconic Pink Lady, “Frenchy,” in GREASE: LIVE which airs Sunday, January 31st (7:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. Jepsen joins the multi-talented ensemble cast, including Julianne Hough (“Safe Haven,” “Rock of Ages”) as “Sandy,” Aaron Tveit (“Graceland,” “Les Miserables”) as “Danny,” Vanessa Hudgens (Broadway’s “Gigi,” “Spring Breakers”) as “Rizzo,” Carlos PenaVega (“Spare Parts,” “Big Time Rush”) as “Kenickie,” Keke Palmer (SCREAM QUEENS, “Masters of Sex”) as “Marty,” Kether Donohue (“You’re The Worst”) as “Jan” and David Del Rio (“Spare Parts,” “The Troop”) as “Putzie.”
E·MO·TION has earned Jepsen a host of rave reviews, with several outlets — including TIME, Entertainment Weekly, People, Stereogum, Vulture, Complex, Newsday, Noisey, US Weekly, and PopCrush — declaring it the pop album of the year so far. Rolling Stone has called E·MO·TION a “pop masterclass,” while New York magazine raves that it is “rapturous, hook-filled…as big and churning as tidal waves…a joyful freedom from the pop game’s stuffy rules.” The New York Times notes that E·MO·TION is “brimming with potential radio singles ripe for group sing-alongs.” Two of those singles have already been released, “Run Away With Me” and “I Really Like You.” The latter became a global Top 40 hit, and its video is Vevo Certified with over 100 million views.
E·MO·TION is the follow-up to Jepsen’s U.S. debut album Kiss, which featured her blockbuster break-out hit “Call Me Maybe.” The single climbed to No. 1 on the iTunes Singles charts in over 47 countries and has sold over 18 million singles worldwide to date. It earned Jepsen 2012 GRAMMY nominations for Best Pop Solo Performance and Song of the Year. Kiss also spawned the follow-up hit “Good Time,” a duet with Owl City, which has been certified double-platinum. Jepsen spent much of 2014 starring in the Broadway production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, earning rave reviews.
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