Justin Bieber On Signing Carly Rae Jepsen: "She's Really Talented"

23 March 2012, 18:33 | Updated: 23 March 2012, 18:45

The 'Boyfriend' singer explains why he signed the 'Call Me Maybe' singer to his label.

Justin Bieber has revealed how he came to sign Canadian singer-songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen as his first signing to Schoolboy Records. 

The 'Never Say Never' singer has described the 'Call Me Maybe' star as "family" since he and manager Scooter Braun signed her to their US label earlier this year.

"Basically I was in Canada, I was listening to the radio and her song came on," Justin explained on The Ellen Show earlier today (23rd March). "I was listening to it like, 'who is this? And my friends are like, 'this is Carly Rae Jepsen!' 

"I looked her up and saw all the stuff she's done and she's really talented, and then Scooter was like she's not signed," Justin told host Ellen DeGeneres. "I just just kind of like she's available, so I signed her!"

The 18 year-old singer was appearing on the popular talk show alongside his new protégé Carly, who launches new single 'Call Me Maybe' in the UK next month

Carly admitted being signed to Schoolboy Records had changed her life for the better.

"I was signed in Canada to 604 Records but I had never branched outside of Canada, I had no idea how to do that, and then one miraculous day Justin called," she explained. "At the time I was touring with my band in a soccer mum van!" 

Justin Bieber is preparing to launch his brand new single 'Boyfriend', which will receive its first play on Capital FM on Monday (26th March).