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Cody Simpson Performs Live On Good Day LA

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He has more than 12 million followers and Twitter and Facebook combined, but before he became a major pop star, Cody Simpson was just another teenager performing songs in his bedroom and uploading them to YouTube.

Fast forward a few years and the Australian singer is now on stages around the world - he just returned from South America and Australia where he toured with Justin Bieber on the BELIEVE tour. His North American tour in support of his album "The Acoustic Sessions" kicks off this weekend in Southern California.

Fun Facts About Cody Simpson: (Source: Wikipedia)

1) He is an Australian pop singer from Gold Coast, Queensland, who is currently signed to US record label Atlantic Records.

2) 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.

3) 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. The music video for Simpson's second single, "Summertime", was released on 20 September 2010. Simpson relocated to Los Angeles in June 2010 with his family to record his songs with Atlantic Records and his producer Shawn Campbell.

You can see him at the Constellation Room in Santa Ana on Friday, January 10 and at the El Rey in LA on Saturday, January 11 (it's his 17th birthday!).

His book, "Welcome To Paradise: My Journey" published by HarperCollins is in stores now.

Follow Cody on Twitter: @CodySimpson


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