10 things you probably don’t know about Cody Simpson

What makes Cody Simpson tick? If he were a pasta recipe, he would probably have three special ingredients: A teaspoon of John Mayer, a tablespoon of Andrew Garfield,  and a cup of Neil Patrick Harris. Here are other facts you should know about him:

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1. Does he sound familiar? You bet! He is known for the single “La Da Dee” that he made for the 2013 American animated movie “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.”

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2. Who knew he could swim? As a swimmer in Queensland, Australia, Cody won three gold medals – one at the Australia’s Pacific School Games in 2008, and two at the Queensland Swimming Championships in 2009.

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3. His singing talent was discovered when he started doing video song covers in YouTube at the age of 11. These include “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz, “Cry Me A River” by Justin Timberlake, “I Want You Back” by the Jackson 5, and his original compositions “One” and “Perfect.”

 

4. After becoming a YouTube sensation, Cody became a hot recording artist and toured the United States.  He made his own version of “I Want Candy” that was originally sang by The Strangeloves.

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Photo: www.popdirt.com

 

5. In 2011, he hired the manager of Justin Bieber and was featured in the latter’s concerts. This made Cody a big star.

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6. Riding on his success, Cody was featured in several films and TV shows. He stood out in “Dancing with the Stars” with professional dancer Witney Carson.

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Photo: www.billboard.com

 

7. Cody has been nominated several times and has won numerous awards from a lot of teen and music award-giving bodies. One of these is the MTV Europe Music Awards where he won the Best Australia Act.

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Photo: www.zimbio.com

 

8. The Wish Factory released a Cody Simpson doll in December 2011 for the singer’s many female fans. Yes, it’s like a singing Ken Doll!

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Photo: www.popstaronline.com

 

9. Cody once dated model Gigi Hadid who appeared in some of his music videos. The two broke up because of their busy schedules.

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Photo: www.popsugar.com

 

10. In a bold move, Cody created his own record label called Coast House. In July 2015, he released a new album under his own label called “Free” with two new singles “Flower” and “New Problems.”

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Photo: www.idolator.com

 

From the young Aussie boy sensation in YouTube, Cody has become a teen idol, and is now a more mature individual. At present, there seems to be no stopping him from reaching new heights of success.

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Screen capture: Ellen

 

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Manilans recently got a taste of Cody fever when the talented singer performed in a “one-night-only” concert in the Newport Performing Arts Theatre at Resorts World Manila on August 12, 2015.  For more details about the concluded concert, click here.

Photo: Cody Simpson Live In Manila (Resorts World Newport Performing Arts Theater)
Photo: Cody Simpson Live In Manila (Resorts World Newport Performing Arts Theater)

 

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