"Call Me Maybe" is a pop song written and recorded by Canadian singer-songwriter and former Canadian Idol contestant Carly Rae Jepsen for her 2012 EP Curiousity. Released as the lead single from that EP on September 20, 2011, the song has gone on to sell 12.5 million copies worldwide, making it the best-selling digital single of 2012. It hit number 1 in various countries including the United States and Canada and was nominated for 2 Grammy Awards. It was named 2012's "Song of The Year" by Billboard magazine. The song has been certified 6x platinuim in the United States. It's also been covered by various artists such as the British girl group Girls Aloud and American singer Katy Perry.