Has Justin Bieber created a monster? Carly Rae Jepsen overtakes the Biebz’s top spot on the U.K. charts
Carly Rae Jepsen’s single “Call Me Maybe” just hit number one on the U.K. charts, dethroning former status holder and mainstay Justin Bieber. The Biebz, in his infinite tweeness, is taking this very well and is, naturally, pointing out that he did discover her. Before the Biebz, no one on the planet really knew who Jepsen was (outside of Canadian Idol fans)—the single actually debuted in September 2011 with the aid of a VideoFACT grant, but there was nary a viral video or Tumblr to be found (full disclosure, the author of this post created that Tumblr). It wasn’t until Biebsy, Selena Gomez, Ashley Tisdale and other rich and famous teens put together a fan video for the single that the world took notice, so we think it’s pretty clear who’s calling the shots in this manager-client relationship (Bieber, after all, can change someone’s life with one little tweet).