Jepsen is Billboard's Rising Star

Carly Rae Jepsen is being honoured with a prize from Billboard

Carly Rae Jepsen has had a breakout year, and now she's being rewarded by Billboard, which has named her its Rising Star of 2012.

The Call Me Maybe singer will be honoured at Billboard's annual Women In Music event, to be held in New York City on November 30. She'll 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. The star said she is truly honoured by the award.

Previous recipients include Nicki Minaj and Lady Gaga.

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