Carly Rae Jepsen has just been named Billboard's Rising Star of 2012.
Following in the footsteps of previous honorees including Jazmine Sullivan, Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj, Jepsen will receive her just due at the 2012 Women In Music event, hosted by Billboard.
"The Rising Star Award acknowledges Jepsen's breakout year and will be presented at the Billboard Women in Music event," reports Billboard. "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 with Scooter Braun's Schoolboy Records and Interscope Records. The catchy single swamped pop radio and spent nine weeks at No. 1 on the Hot 100, a record-breaking run for a Canadian artist. It has sold more than 10 million singles worldwide and became a viral sensation as countless fans, including Bieber and Cookie Monster, created homemade music videos of the song."
Speaking of the honor, Jepsen told Billboard
"I hope to inspire others through my music."
"As a singer-songwriter having grown up listening to and being influenced by countless female artists, I am truly honored to be recognized by Billboard with this award," Jepsen said in a statement. "I hope to inspire others through my music the way those artists have inspired me."
Billboard's Women In Music takes place November 30.