Cody Simpson's affair with Miley Cyrus sends his popularity soaring as thousands start following him on Instagram and Spotify
Internet searches for the 22-year-old Australian singer's name jumped 100 percent from October 3 to October 5 after pictures of the couple were first shared online
Being in a relationship with Miley Cyrus seems to be doing wonders for Cody Simpson's career and fan following. The two haven't officially confirmed that they are dating, however, there is no shortage of intimate, sizzling selfies that the pair have been sharing every day on social media.
The 22-year-old Australian singer saw his following on platforms like Instagram and Spotify skyrocket immediately after he was seen romancing Liam Hemsworth's estranged wife.
Cody's popularity shot through the roof after their romance came to light on October 4 as he began gaining up to 35,000 new followers on a daily basis since he started hanging out with Miley.
At present, Cody's verified account has jumped from 3,358,801 to 3,519,674 fans, no doubt with a little help from Miley's 100,220,079 fans who also started following him.
The story of his Spotify page was no different as it also experienced a sudden surge, gaining 10,860 new listeners in the past week alone, with the total count coming up to 2,943,803.
Surprisingly, Cody has even beaten his new girlfriend when it comes to global searches.
While internet searches for his name jumped 100 percent from October 3 to October 5 after pictures of the couple were first shared online, searches for "Miley Cyrus" only jumped 51 percent over the same period.
One of the reasons behind the disparity could be because Cody was relatively less known compared to Miley and people would naturally be more curious about him.
Meanwhile, he told People magazine earlier this week that he had written a song about the 'Slide Away' singer that was due for release soon. "I wrote her a song that she's pretty much forcing me to put out," he said. "She was like, 'If you don't put this s**t out, I'm putting it out on your behalf for you. I'm getting your Spotify login and doing this s**t myself.'"