Is This the Next Justin Bieber?
So, we received a press release yesterday concerning a pretty 13-year-old-boy who sings pretty songs and has really pretty hair. His name is Cody Simpson, and maybe soon we’ll all have heard of him and there will be throngs of rabid tween girls trampled in his honor. We can only dream. Of course, we had to wonder how this new boy compared to the world’s favorite mini boy singer of late, a lad by the name of Justin Bieber. Let’s see, shall we…
Justin Bieber Age: 16 Home Country: Oh…Canada Hair: A flattering lesbian-chic short shag Height: 5’5″ Discovery story: When Bieber was 13, Scooter Braun, now his manager, stumbled on his YouTube videos. He got Bieber to come to Atlanta to record some demos, and the little one quickly signed with Island Records. Justin Timberlake connection: Reportedly, JT wanted to sign Bieber, but Usher and Island Def Jam beat him to it. Song with “One” in the Title: “One Time” Sample lyric: “When I met you girl my heart went knock knock/Now them butterflies in my stomach won’t stop stop/And even though it’s a struggle love is all we got”
Cody Simpson Age: 13 Home Country: Australia Hair: Mussy, wavy blond locks…like an angel, a very pretty angel Height: 5’5″ Discovery story: In 2008, he began posting videos of himself singing and playing the guitar on YouTube. The next year, producer Shawn Campbell (Missy Elliott, Jay-Z) sent Simpson a message via YouTube saying he was interested in meeting him. Fast forward to 2010. Simpson signed with Atlantic Records last month and is currently working on his debut album. Justin Timberlake connection: He’s covered JT’s “Cry Me a River” — wait, Bieber’s done that too Song with “One” in the Title: “One” Sample lyric: “What am I really trying to say?/I want to change the world we live in/And make tomorrow a better day”