Carly Rae Jepsen's knack for crafting songs that are as approachable as they are catchy makes her one of the most joyful pop stars to emerge in the 2010s. After her global success with the Grammy-nominated 2012 smash "Call Me Maybe," she expanded on her sunny, uninhibited style. On her debut album, 2012's Kiss, she channelled the rush of first love into songs that were swooning yet relatable. She pursued this niche further on 2015's critically acclaimed E-MO-TION, a love letter to the epic '80s sound of Madonna and Prince that set trends in late-2010s pop and made her a pop culture fixture. Jepsen's range continued to grow with the laid-back '70s disco homages of 2019's Dedicated and her '90s-influenced 2022 single "Western Wind," but the friendliness and indelible melodies of her music remained.