MONTREAL, QUEBEC – AUGUST 05: Carly Rae Jepsen performs at the Osheaga Music and Arts Festival at Parc Jean-Drapeau on August 05, 2023 in Montreal, Quebec. (Photo by Mark Horton/Getty Images)

Certainly! “Call Me Maybe” is a song that gained massive popularity and is known around the world. Here are some facts about it:

  1. Artist: The song is performed by Canadian singer-songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen.
  2. Release: “Call Me Maybe” was released in 2011 as the lead single from Jepsen’s EP “Curiosity” and later appeared on her international debut album, “Kiss”.
  3. Chart Performance: It became a number-one hit in 18 countries during 2012, including the US, where it topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
  4. Sales: The single was one of the best-selling digital singles of all time, selling over 18 million copies worldwide by the end of 2012.
  5. Songwriters: Carly Rae Jepsen co-wrote the song with Tavish Crowe and Josh Ramsay. Ramsay, who’s from the Canadian band Marianas Trench, also produced the track.
  6. Music Video: The song’s music video went viral and was notable for its ending twist and the appearance of a few celebrities, including Tom Hanks and Justin Bieber.
  7. Cultural Impact: The song became a cultural phenomenon with countless parodies, covers, and lip-sync videos created by fans, celebrities, and even athletes.
  8. Awards: “Call Me Maybe” earned two Grammy nominations: Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards.
  9. Justin Bieber’s Role: Carly Rae Jepsen gained significant attention when fellow Canadian Justin Bieber tweeted about the song, which played a role in its international success. Bieber and his manager Scooter Braun later signed Jepsen to their label, Schoolboy Records.
  10. Enduring Popularity: Even years after its release, the catchy chorus of “Call Me Maybe” remained in the pop culture lexicon, often cited or referenced in various media.

The song’s infectious melody and catchy lyrics made it a staple on radios and playlists during its peak, and it’s considered one of the defining pop songs of the early 2010s.

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