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Cody Simpson Biography

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Birth Name: Cody Simpson
Born: 1997/01/11
Birth Place: Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Years Active: 2009–present
Genres: Pop

Cody Robert Simpson (born 11 January 1997) is an Australian pop/R&B singer-songwriter from Gold Coast, Queensland, who is currently signed to U.S. record labels Atlantic Records and Poe Boy Music Group.

Simpson began to record songs in his bedroom during the summer of 2009 on YouTube, performing "I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz, "Cry Me a River" and "Señorita" by Justin Timberlake, "I Want You Back" by the Jackson 5, and his own songs, "One" and "Perfect." He was subsequently discovered on YouTube by Shawn Campbell, a Grammy-nominated record producer who has produced for Jay-Z and other artists.

Simpson's rise to recognition was featured on The 7.30 Report in December 2009. He released his debut single, "iYiYi" (which features American rapper Flo Rida) on 15 May 2010. It was digitally released on 30 May 2010. The music video for "iYiYi" was released on 30 June 2010. The music video for Simpson's second single, "Summertime", was released on 20 September 2010.

Simpson moved to Los Angeles in June 2010 to record his songs with Atlantic Records and his producer Campbell. An EP entitled “4 U” was released on 21 December 2010. The EP included 5 tracks in total, 4 of them being previously un-released.