- AWARD RECOGNIZES YOUNG, INSPIRATIONAL CANADIANS -
- JEPSEN TO BE HONOURED AT THE CANADA'S WALK OF FAME AWARDS SHOW SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 AT TORONTO'S ELGIN THEATRE -
- TELEVISED AWARDS TO BE BROADCAST ON GLOBAL AND SLICE™ THIS FALL -
TORONTO, June 25, 2013 /CNW/ - Canada's Walk of Fame in partnership with National Premier Partner RBC announced today that pop star Carly Rae Jepsen is this year's Allan Slaight Award recipient. A bonafide worldwide success, Jepsen has won three JUNO Awards and three MuchMusic Video Awards, and captured the attention of the world with the release of her irresistible tune "Call Me Maybe." Since its release, the single has been certified 8x platinum at home in Canada and has crossed our nation's borders to become an international phenomenon, reaching No. 1 in 37 countries and selling more than nine million copies worldwide.
"I am proud to be Canadian and excited to be receiving this award," said Jepsen. "Thank you to the Slaight Family Foundation, Canada's Walk of Fame, and especially my fans for all their continued support."
In its fourth year, the Allan Slaight Award is presented to a young Canadian making a positive impact in the fields of music, film, literature, visual or performing arts, sports, innovation or philanthropy. The award is accompanied by a $10,000 honourarium and will be presented during the Canada's Walk of Fame Awards on Saturday, September 21 at Toronto's Elgin Theatre. The televised awards show will be broadcast nationally in the fall on Global and Slice™ (date and time TBC).
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SOURCE: Canada's Walk of Fame
For further information:
For Canada's Walk of Fame
t: 416 974 1724; e: [email protected]
For Carly Rae Jepsen
Universal Music Canada
t: 416-718-4102; e: [email protected]