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.