Cody Simpson performs during 2015 World Humanitarian Day held at United Nations in New York City on Tuesday afternoon (August 18).
The 19-year-old “Thotful” singer joined singers Juanes and Inna Modja for the Share Humanity initiative which draws attention to major humanitarian crises in Syria, Yemen and elsewhere.
The U.N. says its humanitarian office needs $20 billion this year to keep 100 million people in need alive — double what it sought in 2009 — but it’s received less than 30 percent.
Last week, Cody gave up his Twitter account to Syrian refugee Thair Orfahli as he documented his journey that he made from Syria to Austria in order to flee civil war and the Islamist terror group Isis.
“so glad you could share your story on my account and raise awareness globally. cheers mate sending peace and love to you @ThairDamascus,” Cody wrote after Thair took over.
“psyched to be home! hosting a video Q&A and jamming @twitterau at 4pm. tweet your questions with #getfree,” he tweeted. “day 1 of 2 busy days in Sydney knocked out. then I get to Gold Coast chill with the homies once again”
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Cody Simpson grabs his guitar for a performance of his new single “Livin Easy” on The Late Late Show With James Corden on Monday night (July 20) in Los Angeles.
The 18-year-old singer also opened up about recently getting some musical advice from one of his idols – John Mayer.
“I went to SoHo House and he was there, and I’m pretty sure he was on a date,” Cody said. “I went up to him and interrupted his date. I was like, ‘Bro, I’m about to release my first independent album. Please let me send it to you and please tell me what you think.”
Cody continued, “And he was nice enough to send back a long-ass email with all this advice.”
Cody Simpson on James Corden 7/20/15 (Interview)
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Cody Simpson stops to chat with fans while arriving at The Today Show studios on Monday morning (July 13) in New York City.
The 18-year-old Aussie singer performed his song “New Problems” and opened up about leaving his label.
“Honestly, I got signed pretty young, on my 13th birthday actually. From Australia, came here to New York…so the past five years have been a real experience,” Cody said. “When I turned 18, it hit me a little bit. I had a realization…I had to take a step back. This is my first independent album.”
Cody Simpson “Livin Easy” Music Video
FYI: Cody is wearing a classic lokai bracelet and Sicky Eyewear sunglasses.
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