Grammy Award-nominated, multi-platinum, singer/songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen, will perform a free concert aboard Carnival Splendor in February 2018, as part of the Carnival LIVE Concert Series.
This distinct concert marks the first time the cruise line is partnering with Universal Music Group and Brands (UMGB), the brand strategy and partnership division of Universal Music Group.
While the concert is a withdrawal from previous Carnival LIVE performances in that it is free and open to all guests sailing on Carnival Splendor’s Feb. 17, 2018, seven-day voyage, it continues the line’s mission of standing behind their message and bringing the best in live entertainment to the seas, as well as providing guests an opportunity to enjoy enjoyable performances by top artists in a memorable setting.
The Carly Rae Jepsen concert will take place on Carnival Splendor’s Lido Deck Feb. 18 while the ship is at sea during a week-long Mexican Riviera cruise which sets sea on a round-trip from Long Beach, Calif. In addition, the voyage features a day-long call at Puerto Vallarta and two days at Cabo San Lucas.
Carly Rae Jepsen came into the music scene in 2012 with her major label debut Kiss which included the hit “Call Me Maybe” which hurdled to #1 on the iTunes Singles charts in more than 47 countries and earned her Grammy Award nominations for Best Pop Solo Performance and Song of the Year.
After receiving exceptional reviews starring in the Broadway production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Jepsen released her next album, E·MO·TION, which received critical acclaim and featured the Billboard Top 40 hit “I Really Like You.”
Furthermore, Jepsen also had a lead as the legendary Pink Lady, “Frenchy,” in FOX’s four-time EMMY award winning musical GREASE: LIVE and most recently voiced the character of Odette in the animated movie “LEAP!”. “LEAP!” featured Jepsen’s song “Cut To The Feeling” which has been hailed by critics as a top song of 2017 showing up on year end lists for Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Billboard, Noisey and more.
Jepsen is now amongst an impressive lineup of Carnival LIVE artists who run the gamut of musical genres, from rock, country, R&B, and pop, as well as a few of the leragest names in comedy. Previous Carnival LIVE artists include music superstars Tim McGraw and Carrie Underwood and comedians Jim Gaffigan and Chris Tucker.
“While I’ve performed all over the world and on Broadway, I’ve never performed on a cruise ship before and I’m really looking forward toa night with my fans in what promises to be a unique venue for an incredible night,” Jepsen said.
“We’re delighted to have Carly bring her signature brand of pop music to guests sailing aboard Carnival Splendor,” said Sarah Beth Reno, Carnival’s vice president of entertainment.
“A free open-air concert on Lido Deck is an exciting new twist for Carnival LIVE and we can’t wait for our guests to experience this one-of-a-kind entertainment concept in an entirely new setting,” she added.
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Carnival Cruise Line, part of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), is “The World’s Most Popular Cruise Line®” with 25 ships operating three- to 16-day voyages to: The Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, New England, Bermuda, Europe, Cuba, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.