Carly Rae Jepsen is omnipresent on TV and radio this year and has been sitting at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for weeks, but this year’s breakout star has only just announced the release of her debut U.S. album.
The upcoming record, titled “Kiss,” album will drop Sept. 18 on 604 Records/Schoolboy Records/Interscope Records. Its release will give fans just enough time to absorb the new songs before Jepsen kicks off her tour with Justin Bieber in Arizona on Sept. 29.
“These are lyric and song ideas that I have been collecting over the years,” Jepsen said of “Kiss” in a statement. “The record is pop. It’s inspired by Robyn, the Cars, Madonna, and believe it or not, James Taylor. I can’t wait to share it with everyone!”
The 26-year-old pop star has been dropping hints about the album’s name on Twitter all weekend, tweeting photos of her band blowing kisses and the famous kiss from “Spiderman,” then finally asking fans to tell her about their first “KISS.”
Jepsen’s hit single, “Call Me Maybe,” has already sold 4.9 million downloads in the U.S. according to Nielsen SoundScan. The track, which was released on her “Curiosity” EP and gained notoriety with Justin Bieber’s support earlier this year, is the third-biggest selling song of the year. It was in its eighth straight week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 last week, tying it with Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know” as 2012’s longest-running No. 1.
On her new album, Jepsen worked with Max Martin, Dallas Austin, LMFAO’s Redfoo, Toby Gad, Marianas Trench singer Josh Ramsay and Matthew Koma. She also recently collaborated with Owl City “Good Time,” which climbed 23-13 on the Hot 100 last week.
“I can’t tell you how lucky I feel to be able to collaborate with some of my dream producers. It has been the most fulfilling experience,” she said.
In anticipation of the album’s release next month, Jepsen will be performing on a slew of TV shows, including NBC’s “Today,” “America’s Got Talent,” “The Tonight Show” and “Conan.”