SOURCE: Atlantic Records

September 30, 2011 14:28 ET

Cody Simpson Explodes From "COAST TO COAST"; Australian Pop Sensation's New EP Makes Top 15 Debut; Rising Teen Star Celebrates With Series of TV Appearances, Including Upcoming Editions of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and Live! With Regis & Kelly; "COAST TO COAST" Available Now in Stores

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Sep 30, 2011) - Atlantic recording artist Cody Simpson has made a stunning chart debut with his new EP. "COAST TO COAST" -- which includes the #1 Radio Disney hit, "On My Mind" -- entered the SoundScan/Billboard 200 at #12. In addition, the Australian-born pop sensation has ascended to lucky #13 on Billboard's annual "21 Under 21" ranking, which noted that Simpson is "slowly becoming the all-encompassing pop phenom that could make him a household name by this time next year."

Simpson celebrated the release of "COAST TO COAST" with a number of high profile TV appearances, including visits to the Disney Channel's Prank Stars, QVC's Sunday Best, and the nationally syndicated Ellen DeGeneres Show (streaming now at Cody's official webpage, http://www.codysimpson.com/blog/26ed93-watch-cody-performs-on-the-ellen-degeneres-show). He will be featured as MTV's Push Artist the Week beginning October 10th which will include the world premiere of the "Not Just You" video on MTV, MTV Hits and MTV.com on October 11th.

An array of further guest shots are set for the coming weeks, including Nickelodeon's Bucket & Skinner's Epic Adventures, ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, NBC's Progressive Skating and Gymnastics Spectacular and the nationally syndicated Live! with Regis & Kelly (slated for December 8th), as well as a performance and mentor role on Radio Disney and the Disney Channel's "N.B.T. (Next Big Thing)" talent contest (check local listings). Simpson will also be among the top stars featured at Australian Nickelodeon's upcoming 2011 Kids Choice Awards, where he also received nominations in a trio of categories, including "Awesome Aussie," "Aussie Muso," and the prestigious "Super Fresh."

"COAST TO COAST" is highlighted by Cody's breakthrough U.S. hit, "On My Mind." The track is a top 40 favorite at CHR/Pop radio outlets nationwide, having already hit #1 at Radio Disney (his second chart-topper at the network). What's more, the "On My Mind" companion video -- directed by Travis Kopach (Panic! At The Disco, 3OH!3, Boys Like Girls) -- is a certified YouTube blockbuster with over 7 million views and counting at Cody's official YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/user/CodySimpsonMusic.

With over 1.3 million Twitter followers, over 1.7 million Facebook likes and nearly 89 million YouTube views, Simpson is already a genuine phenomenon. He has toured nearly non-stop in recent months, including a sold out co-headline tour with Greyson Chance, shows alongside Miranda Cosgrove, and appearances at such events as Arthur Ashe Kids Day festivities at the 2011 U.S. Open. Cody's own "COAST TO COAST Tour" of U.S. malls -- presented by Pastry and co-sponsored by Claire's and Defeat The Label -- drew huge crowds throughout the summer, with more than 3,000 fans turning out at each of its 10 stops to see the rising teen star in action.

For up-to-the-minute news and information, see www.codysimpson.com, www.facebook.com/codysimpsonmusic, http://twitter.com/#!/CodySimpson, and www.youtube.com/codysimpsonmusic.

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