Carly Rae Jepsen named Billboard's Rising Star
NEW YORK (AP) - Carly Rae Jepsen has had a breakout year, and now Billboard has named her its Rising Star of 2012.
The Call Me Maybe singer will be honoured at Billboard's annual Women in Music event in New York City on Nov 30. She will join Katy Perry, who has been named Woman of the Year.
In a statement on Thursday, Jepsen says she was influenced by many female artists and hopes to inspire budding musicians the way her heroes inspired her.
Previous recipients include Nicki Minaj and Lady Gaga.