Reality singing competitions have always been in search of the next big star, but as Carly Rae Jepsen has proven, you don’t actually have to be the winner to find success in the music industry. Jepsen, who only placed third in Canadian Idol Season 5, didn’t let the setback stop her from pursuing her dream, as she released her debut album Tug of War in 2008.
Three years later, she released the single, titled “Call Me Maybe,” an upbeat teen pop track that draws influences from dance-pop and disco. It has since become the anthem of many lovelorn teens all over the world that alludes to the inconvenience of falling in love at first sight and waiting for a call back from a crush.
Fellow Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber referred her to his manager, Scooter Braun, who subsequently signed Jepsen, after “Call Me Maybe” gained popularity on YouTube by reaching 400 million views.
The single would then become the first no. 1 hit by a Canadian female artist on the Billboard Hot 100 chart since 2007’s “Girlfriend” by Avril Lavigne, and the made Jepsen the first Canadian artist to reach the top of the digital chart since Justin Bieber’s “Baby” in January 2010.
“Call Me Maybe” was also nominated for two Grammy Awards, including Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance at the 55th Annual ceremony and won Song of the Year for 2012 from MTV.
Jepsen has since received multiple awards and nominations, including three Juno Awards and two Grammy Award nominations and was named by Billboard as 2012’s Rising Star. She has been catapulted to become a global phenomenon not only in the music industry but also in social media with over 7.5 million likes in her official Facebook fanpage and close to 8 million followers on Twitter.
Now, her Filipino social media savvy fans can get first dibs on the latest Huawei mobile devices and score premium tickets to watch Carly Rae Jepsen live at the Araneta Coliseum on August 7.
The Huawei Ascend Mate is perfect for those who love watching movies on the go. It boasts of a 6.1-inch HD screen, a quad-core processor running latest Android OS and boasts of longer battery life with 4050 mAH. Elegant and edgy, the Huawei Ascend P6 on the other hand, has been touted as the world’s slimmest smartphone measuring only 6.18 mm. It features a quad-core processor, a 4.7-inch HD in-cell display, and an industry leading 5MP front camera, which is perfect for those who love taking selfies.
The Huawei Ascend P6 is a Globe-exclusive handset and will be the first telco to carry the Huawei Ascend Mate. Globe subscribers get free concert tickets to the highly anticipated concert just by availing of either a Huawei Ascend Mate or Huawei Ascend P6 under Globe’s Best-Ever MySuperPlan or by purchasing a prepaid phonekit for both handsets.
For plan subscriptions at Plan 999 and up, get two free VIP or Patron seats at the concert, while those who sign up for Plan 499 and All-Unli Plan get two free Lower or Upper Box seats. A prepaid phonekit also comes with a free Upper Box ticket.
The Huawei Ascend Mate is free at Plan 999 and is also available at Plan 499 with a P200 monthly cashout over a 24-month contract period. Meanwhile, the Huawei Ascend P6 is available for as low as P999 monthly at Plan 499 with P500 monthly cashout or at P1,199 monthly at Plan 999 with P200 monthly cashout also for a 24-month contract period.
“We are very excited to be part of a musical extravaganza that’s set to make another concert history that Filipinos will surely remember for years. Co-presented by Globe and Huawei, the Carly Rae Jepsen Live in Manila will definitely break concert records once again with thousands of Filipinos eagerly waiting for her and her music,” said Raul Macatangay, head of Globe Postpaid.
For more information on how you can avail of free tickets visit www.globe.com.ph/carly-rae-promo.