He's been touring the globe with one of the most talked-about pop stars in the world but Queensland-born, Los Angeles-based Cody Simpson has paid no attention to the media storm Justin Bieber has left in his wake.
Rather, the down-to-earth teen preferred to keep out of the spotlight and wasn't about to weigh into the debate over the Canadian heart-throb's controversial antics.
"When it comes to all that stuff, I really just try to stay out of all the drama," he told AAA. "I'm a drama-free person myself. I just do my own thing.
"I try to stay out of the whole Hollywood scene as much as I can and just focus on my music and my shows. I definitely feel like I'm still able to come home and still feel like a regular person."
Plucked from obscurity and thrust into the global limelight at just 13, Simpson - who like Bieber was discovered on YouTube through top record producer Shawn Campbell - is much wiser than his 16 years.
"It's been a bit of a whirlwind, to be honest, but I'm definitely always enjoying it and I'm grateful for where I am," he said.
"There's always more to do, there's always more to accomplish, so I just want to keep on going, keep on travelling, touring and making music. It never slows down."
Even though he's been Bieber's wingman during the 19-year-old's world Believe Tour, swooning teenage girls aren't hard to come by for Simpson.
In his three short years in music, he has amassed a mammoth social media following of more than six million on Facebook and Twitter.
So extensive is his fan base that he recently decided to release a book, Welcome to Paradise: My Journey, which delves into his life both on and off stage.
"It was the fans," Simpson said when asked what spurred the book's release. "I wanted to be able to give them something to help learn more about me, or even inspire them to do the same, and it was a great opportunity for me to write about my journey so far."
With two co-written albums already under his belt - one of which debuted in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 200 - there's no slowing down for the ambitious singer, who already has plans to unveil another record in the middle of next year.
"It'll be a much more mature-type record than I've done, a majority of it being written by me," he said. "I just want to continue growing up, continue making music and travel around the world. I have so much time to be able to keep improving and I definitely won't be stopping anytime soon."
Bieber and Simpson will be performing at Perth Arena on Sunday.
Simpson will also be making an appearance at Westfield Whitfords City at noon on Sunday.