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Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” tops year-end iTunes chart

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It's been a big year for Carly Rae Jepsen.

Not only was her viral tune "Call Me Maybe" deemed the official song of the summer, but now it's also iTunes' Song of the Year.

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According to Billboard, "Call Me Maybe" reigned supreme on iTunes this year, and was followed by Goyte's "Somebody That I Used to Know" in second, fun.'s "We Are Young" in third, Maroon 5's "Payphone" in fourth and Nicki Minaj's "Starships" in fifth position.

In addition to being No. 1 on iTunes, "Call Me Maybe" has also earned two Grammy Award nominations in the categories of Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance for the upcoming 55th annual awards show.

Upon learning of her double nomination, the 27-year-old singer tweeted, "Over the moon excited. Two @theGRAMMYs nominations!!! Extremely thankful. <3."

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MTV has also put the track in the top spot on their "Best Songs of 2012" list. Upon accepting the honour, Jepsen said, "First of all, wow, thank you so much! I have to thank the two other writers of 'Call Me Maybe,' Josh Ramsay and Tavish Crowe."

She also said, "When we worked on the song together, we were not expecting this year to turn out to be the crazy adventure that it is. Thank you to the fans, my team, my family and MTV — thanks to you!"

Jepsen has also been named as one of Yahoo! Canada's "Breakout Canadian Artists of 2012" and "Call Me Maybe" took the top spot in the "Best Music Videos of 2012" countdown.

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