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Move over Justin Bieber, Cody Simpson is here!

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BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

There were tears, screams and practical panic as Australian pop star Cody Simpson put on a free mini-concert for South Mississippi fans Tuesday at Edgewater Mall in Biloxi.

D.J. Mason from 107.1 The Monkey, who hosted the show, said, "He's the Australian equivalent of Justin Beiber."

Simpson said all of this sudden, global attention doesn't even feel real.

"It's incredible, you know," Simpson told WLOX News. "Everything's happened so fast. It's packed out here."

Mega fans Erika Martin and Rosalie Carrol said, "He's, like, amazing. Totally talented. His eyes are gorgeous. He's perfect!"

Between squeals, best friends Katie Lamb and Madison Foremen said, "He's awesome, he's awesome. He's everything!"

A few guest appearances on the Disney Channel and music videos on YouTube, sky rocketed the unassuming 14-year-old to worldwide stardom.

He is still in disbelief about how it all happened, saying, "Actually, I have no idea. The power of the internet, I guess."

Fan April Hardin couldn't believe she was about to see her favorite singer take the stage.

"I love him so much because he's so cute, and I love his songs!"

He started performing other artists songs and now has a band and music of his own.

"I just work hard and believe in myself, and, you know, things happen. And I'm just so grateful."

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