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Carly Rae Jepsen named Rising Star

Published 25/10/2012 | 20:37

Carly Rae Jepsen has been named Billboard's Rising Star of 2012

Carly Rae Jepsen has had a breakout year, and now Billboard has named her its Rising Star of 2012.

The Call Me Maybe singer will be honoured at Billboard's annual Women in Music event in New York City on November 30.

She will join Katy Perry, who has been named Woman of the Year.

In a statement, Carly Rae said she was influenced by many female artists and hopes to inspire budding musicians the way her heroes inspired her.

Previous recipients include Nicki Minaj and Lady Gaga.

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