Although she might not have caught the public’s eye as much as pop megastars Katy Perry, Taylor Swift or Ariana Grande, Carly Rae Jepsen has still managed to dig herself a niche in the soul capturing pop industry. You might recognize Jepsen most from her sonically induced ear worm “Call Me Maybe.”
But how much has the Canadian singer allocated throughout her up and down career?
Carly Rae Jepsen’s Net Worth as of 2017: $10 Million
This is jaw dropping considering most people are so quick to call her a one hit wonder, there has to be more to this that someone’s not telling us.
Jepsen made her first media appearance on Canadian Idol where she finished third overall, which might as well be equivalent to finishing 15th in American Idol. Despite not winning she managed to become the most recognizable face from the show, so you keep your record deal Brian Melo.
Her demo caught the attention of the very Canadian label, Maple Music Recordings who went on to release her debut album Tug of War.
This was the year of Carly Rae Jepsen with “Call Me Maybe” dominating your radio stations and your mental well-being. She went viral on YouTube when the three-headed monster of Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, and Ashley Tisdale released a video of them vibing out to the song. Jepsen signed to both Interscope Records and Schoolboy Records, which is Justin Bieber’s label.
“Call Me Maybe” went on to hold the crown on the Billboard charts for nine weeks in the US along with topping charts in multiple countries. Where the single really found its longevity is the countless and I really mean countless parody videos on the Internet. As of 2017, the music video alone has 960 million views on YouTube. Everyone in her home country of Canada would’ve needed to watch the video 27 times collectively to match that view count.
With a new single collaborating with Owl City and her first album to be internationally released Kiss, at the back end of the calendar year it looked as if Carly Rae Jepsen would be singing us on our way to work well into the next year.
Not the case, as her album performed poorly commercially so she needed to rely on her “Summer Kiss” tour to move up the tax bracket. She also earned herself a spot in Kohl’s “Candie Girl” fashion line up.
She went on to step away from the mainstream limelight, doing a Broadway musical based around some old-timey intellectual property called Cinderella.
Jepsen’s reintroduction into the spotlight was with her new single “I Really Like You” which featured Tom Hanks singing to random pedestrians. Canada might’ve only needed to tune in only five times, but it recaptured some of the listening addictive nature that “Call Me Maybe” had along with putting Jepsen back into the mainstream in an effort to push her next album, Emotion.
Emotion might’ve received critical acclaim, but still under performed in terms of album sales. She drowned in her sorrows by singing the new theme song for Netflix’s nostalgia plunge, Fuller House. Her new tour “Gimme Love” almost doubled her box office of her first tour, so don’t worry guys she’s still doing alright.
Jepsen brought her Broadway skills to the world of rebooted live television stage shows with Fox’s rendition of Grease.
She linked up with Lil Yachty for a new Target commercial, a pairing that some executive must’ve thought of in the middle of the night after his seventh shot of tequila.
“Cut to the Feeling” is her new single that’s already being crowned as the new song of the summer before the summer even started. Time will tell but you can’t say Jepsen doesn’t have a track record when it comes to songs you can neither run or hide from.