Carly Rae Jepsen (born November 21, 1985) is a Canadian recording artist and singer-songwriter from Mission, British Columbia. In 2007, she placed third in Canadian Idol season five's competition, and was a part of the Canadian Idol Top 3 concert tour. Shortly after competing on Canadian Idol, she signed to Fontana and MapleMusic, and released her debut album Tug of War on September 30, 2008. Three years later, she released a new single, titled "Call Me Maybe", on 604 Records, which was followed by the release of her debut extended play Curiosity on February 14, 2012. "Call Me Maybe" met with exceptional popular success with a YouTube video gaining over 300 million views and reaching the number one spot on both the US Billboard and Canadian Hot 100. The single also went to the number one spot in 19 other countries. Jepsen signed with Interscope Records in 2012. Jepsen's musical influences include James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen and Van Halen.