1. Cody Robert Simpson (born 11 January 1997) is an Australian singer, songwriter, musician, dancer and actor from Gold Coast, Queensland, who was previously signed to US record label Atlantic Records.
2. Simpson briefly dated models Kylie Jenner and Gigi Hadid. He had a brief fling with Kylie Jenner in 2012, with a leaked photo going viral of Simpson and Jenner kissing on a rooftop.
3. Then, in early 2013, he started dating model Gigi Hadid but in May 2014, they had reportedly broken up due to their busy schedules. In 2014 and 2015, Hadid appeared in the videos for his songs “Surfboard” and “Flower” respectively.
4. On 9 May 2015, news reported Gigi Hadid and Cody Simpson split up again.
5. Simpson was born on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, to Brad and Angie Simpson.
6. Simpson began to record songs in his bedroom during the summer of 2009 on YouTube, performing “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz, He was subsequently discovered on YouTube by Shawn Campbell.
7. 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.
8. The music video for Simpson’s second single, “Summertime”, was released on 20 September 2010. On 22 June 2010, it was announced that Simpson would participate in the Camplified 2010 Tour, along with other artists, touring across the United States.
9. The tour began on 5 July 2010 and ended on 14 August 2010. An EP, 4 U was released on 21 December 2010.
10. The EP included five tracks in total, four of them being previously unreleased. Simpson recorded a remake of the song “I Want Candy” by The Strangeloves as the main theme song for the Easter-themed live-action/CGI-animated film Hop.
11. In May 2011, Simpson was “egged” during a live performance at Westfield Miranda in Sydney.
12. Simpson told Australian radio show The Kyle & Jackie O Show that he was not in fact hit by the eggs, and that he was upset on behalf of his fans because the remainder of his show was cancelled because of security concerns.