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Carly Rae Jepsen Is 'So Thankful' To Justin Bieber

09/28/2015 10:07 EDT | Updated 09/30/2015 05:59 EDT

Carly Rae Jepsen is really, really, really, really, really, really thankful to Justin Bieber.

The Mission, B.C.-born artist behind hits such as "Call Me Maybe" and "I Really Like You" sat down with HuffPost Live and talked about how much she owes the Biebs. Her compatriot did, after all, play a huge role in making her an international star.

"I'm so grateful to him and to Selena [Gomez] and everybody for that," she told HuffPost Live. "It's one of those things you don't really know how to ever pay back."

Jepsen released "Call Me Maybe" in September 2011, but it wasn't until Bieber tweeted about the track that it really took off, Billboard reported.

He later made a video in which he, Gomez, Ashley Tisdale and other friends lip-synced to the song. It came out in February 2012.

From there, "Call Me Maybe" became the year's top-selling single, topping Gotye's "Somebody That I Used To Know" and Psy's "Gangnam Style."

It was called the "song of the summer" by Billboard.

But Jepsen hasn't stopped there. Earlier this year she released "I Really Like You," which was also turned into a lipdub starring Bieber and Ariana Grande.

Meanwhile, the song's video features a lip-syncing Tom Hanks.

Jepsen credited the Oscar-winning actor's appearance to her manager Scooter Braun, who also manages Bieber.

Check out more of HuffPost Live's interview with Carly Rae Jepsen above.

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