Carly Rae Jepsen takes over TODAY plaza for summer concert series

by Ree Hines /  / Updated  / Source: TODAY

Get the latest from TODAY

Sign up for our newsletter

It's Friday, and that means it's time for another live concert on the TODAY plaza, and we're "really, really, really" excited about it. That's because Carly Rae Jepsen hit the TODAY stage.

While Jepsen took over the plaza, she also took over TODAY's Instagram account and shared some fun behind-the-scenes moments.

The singer-songwriter got it all off to a great start with her hit "I Really Like You," and followed it up with her new single "Run Away With Me."

Carly Rae Jepsen performs live on the TODAY Show plaza for the summer concert series.
Carly Rae Jepsen performs live on the TODAY Show plaza for the summer concert series, Friday, August 15, 2015.Anthony Quintano / TODAY

Jepsen's visit to TODAY coincided with the release of her new album "Emotion."

Carly Rae Jepsen invites fans to ‘Run Away With Me’
“Call Me Maybe” sensation Carly Rae Jepsen returns to the plaza to perform “Run Away With Me,” the second single from her 2015 album, “Emotion.”TODAY

During a between-songs break, Matt Lauer asked her whether or not it was tough following up the smash success of her 2012 hit "Call Me Maybe."

"I think there was two ways of looking at it," she said. "It was either this big pressure thing or it was a great opportunity to showcase some other flavors that I like to do musically. 'Emotion' for me is [the latter]."

And later in the show, the Canadian hit-maker took the stage again for a crowd-pleasing performance of "Call Me Maybe."

What a show!

Carly Rae Jepsen takes a selfie with fans on the TODAY Show plaza.
Carly Rae Jepsen takes a selfie with fans on the TODAY Show plaza, Friday, August 21, 2015.Anthony Quintano / TODAY

Want even more live music? If the latest installment of the Toyota Concert Series on TODAY has left you craving another performance, join us again bright and early Monday, Aug. 24, to see Rob Thomas on the plaza.

Follow Ree Hines on Twitter and Google+.

Get the latest from TODAY

Sign up for our newsletter
MORE FROM today