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'Grease Live' What You Need To Know About Carly Rae Jepsen Who Plays Frenchy In Fox Musical

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(Photo : Fox) Carly Rae Jepsen will perform as Frenchy in Fox's "Grease Live" on Jan. 31.

Carly Rae Jepsen is part of a cast that includes Julianne Hough, Aaron Tveit, Carlos PenaVega and Keke Palmer that will bring "Grease Live" to televisions in an musical event on Jan. 31.

While you may know the singer and actress from her hit tune "Call Me Maybe," how much do you really know about the woman behind the smash top 40 hit? Here are some essential bits of info on the heels of her debut as Frenchy in "Grease Live.'

"Call Me Maybe" Became A Hit Because Of Justin Bieber

Jepsen co-wrote "Call Me Maybe" with Josh Ramsay, Ryan Stewart, and Tavish Crowe and the tune was released in Canada in Sept. of 2011. In Jan. 2012, fellow Canadian Justin Bieber tweeted a link to the tune to his millions of followers and the song became an instant hit.

Jepsen Was Later Signed By Bieber's Manager To His Personal Record Label

Bieber's manager, Scooter Braun, signed Jepsen to a joint worldwide record deal with his own label, Schoolboy Records, and major label Interscope Records.

"Call Me Maybe" Was The Best-Selling Single Of 2012

"Call Me Maybe" peaked at number one on the Canadian Hot 100 and the single spent nine weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It also topped the charts 18 countries, including the United Kingdom, where it was the year's second best-selling single.

She's No Stranger To Musical Theater, Having Performed The Title Role Of Cinderella In The Broadway Play Of The Same Name

In Feb. 2014, Jepsen assumed the title role of Cinderella in the Broadway production of the play. She played the part for twelve weeks. She said of the role, "Being around people who not only didn't care if you were in the pop world but actually preferred if you weren't took my head out of that game in a really healthy way," said the singer to Elle Canada.

Jepsen Recorded The Theme Song To The New Netflix Series "Fuller House"

"Butch Walker and I re-did the theme song for @FullerHouse together and I can't wait for you to hear it! Check it out on Netflix Feb. 26th!!," tweeted the pop star in December of 2015.

"Fuller House" is the sequel to the ABC series "Full House." a family sitcom which aired 1987-95.

"Grease Live" airs on Jan. 31 at 8 p.m. EST on Fox.

 

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