Open main menu

4 U is the debut extended play (EP) release by Australian pop singer, Cody Simpson. It was released on 21 December, via Atlantic Records. The songs are mostly pop/R&B influenced.[1]

4 U
Codysimpson 4-u.jpg
EP by
Released21 December 2010
Recorded2010
GenreTeen pop, R&B
Length17:38
LabelCapitol Records
Imaginary Records
Atlantic Records
ProducerLucas Secon, DJ Frank E, Shawn Campbell, Christopher Nolan(exec.)
Cody Simpson chronology
4 U
(2010)
Coast to Coast
(2011)
Singles from 4 U
  1. "iYiYi"
    Released: 1 June 2010
  2. "All Day"
    Released: 17 March 2011

The album's lead single, "iYiYi", was released on 1 June 2010. The second single, "All Day", was released on 17 March 2011.

Contents

BackgroundEdit

Simpson moved to Los Angeles in June 2010 to record his songs with Atlantic Records and his producer Campbell. On 4 December 2010, it was announced on Simpson's official website that an EP entitled 4 U would be released through iTunes on 21 December 2010. The EP includes 5 tracks in total, 4 of them being previously unreleased.[2]

TourEdit

Simpson went on tour promoting 4U, making stops at various locations in the United States. Most notably, Simpson participated in the "Camplified 2010" tour in June.[3] Other tours include a middle school tour that took place from October–November 2010 and covered 9 U.S States.[4] From 9 April 2011 to 18 May 2011 he and Greyson Chance took part in the Waiting 4U tour. It started in Ivins, Utah and ended in Portland, Oregon.

SinglesEdit

"iYiYi" is the first single that was released for digital download on 1 June 2010 via iTunes.[5] It features American rapper Flo Rida. The music video for "iYiYi" was released on 30 June 2010. The song peaked at no.19 in Australia and no.29 in New Zealand in 2011. The song also peaked at no.33 in Belgium in 2011.

"All Day" was released as the second single on 17 March 2011. The video was shot in January 2011. The video was released on 23 February 2011 at 10am EST on AOL Music. The “All Day” music video was directed by David Ovenshire. It features cameo appearances by Jessica Jarrell, Aaron Fresh, Jacque Rae, and Madison Pettis. The song peaked at no. 47 in Belgium.

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Round of Applause"Cody SimpsonShawn Campbell3:31
2."iYiYi" (featuring Flo Rida)Cody Simpson, Smee, Colby O'Donis, Bei Maejor, Tramar Dillard, Michael White, Terrence Battle, Jerome ArmstrongDJ Frank E3:55
3."All Day"Cody Simpson, Krys Ivory, Edwin "Lil' Eddie" SerranoShawn Campbell3:07
4."Don't Cry Your Heart Out"Lucas Secon, Wayne Hector, MaimanLucas Secon3:49
5."iYiYi" (Acoustic)Cody Simpson, Colby O'Donis, Bei Maejor, Tramar DillardDJ Frank E3:14

ChartsEdit

Chart (2009) Peak
position
US Heat
4 [6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "New Cody Simpson Music — 4 U - Blog Detail - CodySimpson.com". Archived from the original on 8 December 2010. Retrieved 20 December 2010.
  2. ^ "New Cody Simpson Music - 4 U". codysimpson.com. 4 December 2010. Archived from the original on 8 December 2010. Retrieved 7 December 2010.
  3. ^ "Cody Announces Camplified Tour Dates!". codysimpson.com. 16 July 2010. Archived from the original on 8 July 2011. Retrieved 7 December 2010.
  4. ^ "Cody Simpson Middle School Tour". codysimpson.com. 14 October 2010. Archived from the original on 24 November 2010. Retrieved 7 December 2010.
  5. ^ Amazon.com: iYiYi (Feat. Flo Rida) [Album Version]: Cody Simpson: MP3 Downloads
  6. ^ "Heatseekers Albums: Week of January 08, 2011". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Archived from the original on 29 January 2011. Retrieved 30 January 2011.