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Seventeen.com: Meet Cody Simpson!

  • The Australian YouTube star just moved stateside to record his debut album, and stopped by to tell Seventeen all about it! Check out Cody's interview below!

    Move over Justin Bieber, there’s a new YouTube star in town! Australian cutie Cody Simpson has just made the big move from down under to Los Angeles after signing with Atlantic Records. The 13-year-old has been writing songs since he was seven, and started posting them on YouTube soon after that. It wasn’t long before the Aussie cutie was discovered by producer Shawn Campbell, who has worked with everyone from Jay-Z to Ciara. Cody’s new single “iYiYi,” featuring Flo Rida, is sure to make your summer play list with its super-catchy chorus. In fact, Cody taught that chorus to a few of our summer interns when he visited us last week! See what he had to say about music, girls and his surprising backup career plans.

    17: How did you react when Shawn Campbell got in touch with you?

    Cody Simpson: He sent me a message through my MySpace and said, “I think you’re really talented. Get your parents to call me.” And so we Googled him and he was the real deal. So yeah, it was exciting. We called all our friends and family like, “This guy wants me to come over to the U.S.” Mom was like, “Don’t call him. He just wants to get to you.” She's protective, but my parents have always been really supportive. They’ve always wanted me to follow my dreams and stuff. So they let me come over with my dad.

    Click HERE to read the full post on Seventeen.com!

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on July 12, 2010

The Australian YouTube star just moved stateside to record his debut album, and stopped by to tell Seventeen all about it! Check out Cody's interview below!

Move over Justin Bieber, there’s a new YouTube star in town! Australian cutie Cody Simpson has just made the big move from down under to Los Angeles after signing with Atlantic Records. The 13-year-old has been writing songs since he was seven, and started posting them on YouTube soon after that. It wasn’t long before the Aussie cutie was discovered by producer Shawn Campbell, who has worked with everyone from Jay-Z to Ciara. Cody’s new single “iYiYi,” featuring Flo Rida, is sure to make your summer play list with its super-catchy chorus. In fact, Cody taught that chorus to a few of our summer interns when he visited us last week! See what he had to say about music, girls and his surprising backup career plans.

17: How did you react when Shawn Campbell got in touch with you?

Cody Simpson: He sent me a message through my MySpace and said, “I think you’re really talented. Get your parents to call me.” And so we Googled him and he was the real deal. So yeah, it was exciting. We called all our friends and family like, “This guy wants me to come over to the U.S.” Mom was like, “Don’t call him. He just wants to get to you.” She's protective, but my parents have always been really supportive. They’ve always wanted me to follow my dreams and stuff. So they let me come over with my dad.

Click HERE to read the full post on Seventeen.com!

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cody143_6's picture

i love cody 143 143 143 143 143
Get-to-know-cody's picture

you really did inspire me now im trying to wright songs and practice singing bc practice makes perfect right i hope wwe can meet and u could teach me stuff u know
kat_5's picture

oh hey it would also be wicked if you could do a concert in new orleans maybe? think about it see if you could make it happen alot of people would be really happy (just so you know im not just doing this for myself) come down to the city of jazz why dont ya HAHAHAHA
kat_5's picture

im not just go on saying oh cody your are so inspiring i love everything about you blah blah blah BUT i will say this i think you are a fantastic musician and it would be amazing to one day meet you and get some tips and feedback on my wrighting and just hang out i heard that you are a really sweet and down to earth person it would be really cool to see that for myself (to see if theyre lying ) just kiddin your ..... fan, Kat :D
ilovecodysimpson_55's picture

Cody Simpson is amazing! He is such a talented singer and dancer. I would love to meet Cody Simpson, the day that I could meet Cody Simpson would be the best day ever! One thing that I really like is that he's my age!! Your truly an amazing singer, you will go far!!:)
Kelly6611's picture

Cody, you are so inspiring and great to watch and listen to, When i hear your songs I light up and out of all celebs, your the person id choose to meet. You are so talented and amazing and I wish that you were still in Australia but am so happy that you are fulfilling your dreams. I hope you keep your music career going as it as something you love. P.S As well as watching you on youtube, I love to watch Alli who is also very entertaining xx
Patricia<3's picture

OMG Cody!! I love your music! I think you are EXTREMELY talented and I think that you well get very far in your music career! Your just SOOO amazing! =D
jessiexoxo's picture

i love all of your music cody! going to your concert tonight! cant wait!!!
kaelam13's picture

i love you cody,
Canita's picture

You are awesome Cody!! :D xoxo 1-4-3 !
ILOVECODY101_2's picture

i love cody!!!! follow me on twitter!!! gabbbyy14!!!!!
rawrMEGANrawr143's picture

i cant say i love him b/c i dont know him(and im not a creeper) :) lets just say hes cute and i like his music a lot.......... :) if i did meet him it would be like oh ur a star(so that means nothings going to happen) so ooo well.
Brittany Ann Beyer's picture

I L.O.V.E Cody Simpson! I love his music and he has an amazing accent! He is so hot! And i would do anything to meet him! If I could meet him..that would like mean the world to me! oh my goodness! I
ilovecodysimpson_123's picture

1 4 3 :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
codysimpsonluva<333's picture

omgggggg haha i would like DIE if i could meet cody!!! we could do a duet ... only in my dreams though:(
jacqui lampard's picture

....>cOdYy
iyiyi143codysimpson's picture

I 143 Cody Simpson,ur an amazing singer nd a very talented guy!!Ur gonna go verry far!!:) I would love to see u but just wondering when or if ur coming to north carolina if u r?? xoxo, iyiyi143codysimpson
Gaby_9's picture

143 ME AGAIN UR SO TALENTED PLZ COME TO MCALLEN OR SAN ANTONIO TEXAS PLZ MY BFF HALEIGH AND JAKIE LOVE YOU AND OF COURSE ME LOL;)
CodySluver's picture

1-4-3
lovie123_2's picture

1-4-3
gleelovescodyyy's picture

OMC (Oh My Cody), that was awesome! The girls in the Seventeen office are sooo fortunate to have Cody in their office! Every minute every second every hour of the day iYiYi every hour of the day iYiYi everytime I'm away iYiYi Missing you; that wasn't so hard to learn after the first time round! That is my favourite song of all time =D
Codylover#1~McKenna~'s picture

awesome ...143
Paul Lizano's picture

Cool =D
vanessaleahy's picture

'mom' hahaha
EllielovesCody<3's picture

congratz cody... with all the interviews you are doing you will be more famous in no time 143 cody xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
tilly burston's picture

143 ;-) AHHHH i lovee youu, i lovee iYiYi Every minute every second every hour of the day Iyiyi Every hour of the day Iyiyi Everytime that I’m away Iyiyi Missing You xoxoxoxxo please follow me on twitter my username is codysimpsonmwah
Codylover#1~McKenna~'s picture

OMG...I LOVE YOU SO MUCH CODY !!!!!
maggie_17's picture

love ur music cody! ur awesome! ily!
SavannahRose329's picture

143 cody simpson! i love ur music and ur so cute!
brikay's picture

Glad you took the shot....if you would not have called him...i would not have ever heard your amazing voice that takes my breath away every time i hear you sing!

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