Carly Rae Jepsen Talks AMAs, Katy Perry and Being a 'Rising Star': Watch
Carly Rae Jepsen is part of a massive lineup of performers for tonight's American Music Awards, and on Saturday she sat down for a quick chat about a whirlwind year that saw a nine-week run at No. 1 on the Hot 100 for "Call Me Maybe" and the recent announcement that she'll receive the "Rising Star" award at the Billboard Women in Music event.
"It kind of gives me that shiver in my tummy because I know everything's going to work and I can just enjoy it," Jepsen told us about her rehearsals for the AMAs. While she was reticent about spilling details, it's rumored her performance will include current hit "This Kiss."
Jepsen began the year as a virtual unknown outside of her native Canada, but after Justin Bieber raved about "Call Me Maybe" on Twitter, she was soon signed to a major label and saw her song go on its record-breaking run.
"I feel like it's been kind of a stars aligning with a lot of luck," she said of her year. "It's been a lot of hard work, and I feel like a lot of it is owed to the fans, who've really spread the song by kind of remaking it and pushing it. It's been something to see."
On Nov. 30, Jepsen will receive the "Rising Star" award at the Billboard Women in Music event in NYC. She'll join Katy Perry, Billboard's Woman of the Year.
"I immediately took to her when I met her the first time," Jepsen said of Perry. "Before that I'd been a fan of her music for years, so it's gonna be a special day that we get to share together."