Cody Simpson Belts Out Australia’s Nationwide Anthem at Melbourne Cup 2022 – Billboard


Cody Simpson simply may be Australia’s renaissance man. The 25-year-old Queenslander has loved a pop profession (with 5 appearances on the Billboard 200 chart), pivoted into the ranks of elite swimming, and he’s thrown what energies he has left into an eco-clothing enterprise.



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On Tuesday (Nov. 1), Simpson introduced his love of music and sport collectively when he carried out the nationwide anthem on the Melbourne Cup at Flemington Racecourse.

Carrying a pin-striped three-piece swimsuit, Simpson delivered a mature rendition of “Advance Australia Honest,” with a packed crowd of 80,000 race-fans watching on.

He’s no stranger to performing the anthem for the massive event. On Australia Day 2016, he delivered it through the Cleveland Cavs’ house recreation in opposition to the Minnesota Timberwolves, the primary time “Advance Australia Honest” had rung out previous to an NBA contest.  

Talking forward of the so-called “race that stops the nation,” Simpson admitted he hasn’t thought-about hanging up the guitar and mic.

“Music’s nonetheless a large a part of my life and I practice full time, however everyone wants one thing to assist steadiness them out, and music for me is simply that,” quotes Simpson as saying.

“I nonetheless play guitar just about each single day to chill out, and I definitely can be leaping round again to music as soon as I’m achieved with the pool.”

A butterfly specialist, Simpson collected Commonwealth Video games gold earlier within the yr, as a part of the boys’s 4x100m freestyle relay, together with silver within the 4x100m medley. His efforts earned him choice to Australia’s squad for the 2022 Duel within the Pool in opposition to the U.S.

In August, the Gold Coast native unveiled Prince Neptune: The Label, and its vary of eco-wear, from tees to hoodies, shirts, bandanas and extra — all stamped with the freshwater god’s trident.

Simpson additionally discovered time in April to launch a fourth album, by way of Coast Home Collective, a self-titled studio set containing singles “Good to Meet You” and “Let Go” in addition to the Ben Harper collaboration “It’s a Dream.”

In 2019, he gained the inaugural Australian version of The Masked Singer.

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