It’s been an exciting year for Carly Rae Jepsen. This peppy songstress from Mission, B.C., began her career at only 21 when she appeared on the fifth season of Canadian Idol. Placing third out of thousands of contestants, she soon caught people’s attention with her beautiful voice and positive manner. After touring across Canada with the Canadian Idol Top 3 tour, she signed a deal with Fontana/Maple Music and quickly entered the studio. Since then she has began carving her own musical identity, touring and recording her own songs. So far this year, she’s won Song of the Year awards at both the Canadian Radio Music Awards and the Western Canadian Music Awards (for “Tug of War”) and was nominated for two Junos: New Artist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year (with Ryan Stewart). And there’s a new album in the works