Justin Bieber's protegee Carly Rae Jepsen has been named Billboard magazine's Rising Star for 2012.

The 'Baby' hitmaker fell in love with singer/songwriter Jepsen's first single 'Call Me Maybe' after hearing it on the radio in his native Canada last Christmas and he immediately invited her to meet with his manager Scooter Braun, who snapped her up and signed her to his label Schoolboy Records.

Her catchy song has hit number one on charts around the world, in countries such as Canada, Australia, France, Spain, the U.K. and the U.S., and has inspired YouTube.com covers by superfans Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, James Franco, and Bieber's girlfriend Selena Gomez.

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Carly Rae Jepsen is a Rising Star

Now the 26 year old is set to be honoured at Billboard magazine's annual Women In Music event and she is flattered to land the Rising Star title.

A statement released by Jepsen reads: "As a singer-songwriter having grown up listening to and being influenced by countless female artists, I am truly honored to be recognized by Billboard with this award. I hope to inspire others through my music the way those artists have inspired me."

The Women In Music event will take place in New York on 30 November.

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  • Musicians Usher, left, and Justin Bieber arrive at the 22nd Annual Kids' Choice Awards on Saturday, March 28, 2009, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

  • Musicians Usher, left, and Justin Bieber arrive at the 22nd Annual Kids' Choice Awards on Saturday, March 28, 2009, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

  • Justin Bieber performs at the Pepsi Superbowl Fan Jam Concert in Miami Beach, Florida.

  • Teen pop sensation Justin Bieber performs with Drake at the Juno Awards Sunday, April 18, 2009

  • Canadian singer Justin Bieber performs live in concert during the NRJ showcase on the 1st floor of the Eilffel Tower in Paris, France

  • Paris Jackson and Justin Bieber during a ceremony honoring the late Michael Jackson with Hand and Footprints in Cement, held at Grauman's Chinese Theatre, on January 26, 2012, in Los Angeles.

  • Canadian singer Justin Bieber performs live during a showcase at the Universale Headquaters in Paris, France.

  • Justin Bieber arrives at the Grammy Awards on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

  • Justin Bieber poses for photographs before a personal appearance at HMV in Westfield, west London. Over 1,500 fans turned up to try and meet the singer.

  • Justin Bieber performs live on stage at the Hard Rock Cafe in Las Vegas.

  • Canadian singer-songwriter Justin Bieber visits LIVE@Much in Toronto on Monday, Oct. 5, 2009. The Canadian Press Images/Christian Lapid

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  • L-R: Smokey Robinson, Prince Michael Jackson Jr., Prince Michael Jackson II aka Blanket, Paris Jackson and Justin Bieber during the Michael Jackson Hand and Footprint Ceremony with the children of Michael Jackson making the impressions using shoes and sequined glove once worn by Michael Jackson, held at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California on January 26, 2012.

  • Canadian singer Justin Bieber arrives at the Cannes festival palace, to take part in the NRJ Music awards ceremony, in Cannes, southeastern France, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)

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