Austin Mahone is a 19 year old American teenager from San Antonio Texas, born on April 4 1996, he is most popularly known as a singer, songwriter and instrumentalist. He is currently signed on to Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records, and Republic Record.
He rose to fame when some of his songs went viral on Youtube, making him a Youtube sensation, he has been compared to another young talent, Canadian singer Justin Bieber, and he also covered Bieber’s song Mistle toe. He has been labeled “the next Justin Bieber.” A lot of people have said I am trying to be like Bieber by wearing a hat all the time. The truth is, I don’t like the way my hair looks”. This he said in his response to allegations of him copying Bieber.
The kid got has got a few awards under his belt, he has an MTV VMA Award for “Artist to watch” and an MTV EMA Awards for “Best Push Artist” and Artist on the Rise”, also he finished his first tour,tagged “MTV’s Artist to Watch Tour”, which started in 2013 and got wrapped up in early 2014.
In 2012, Mahone dropped a single “Say You’re just a Friend”, the song featured Rapper Flo rida, some of his other singles include “11:11”, which happens to be his debut single , it made it to No.19 on the Billboard Heatseekers song chart, then “Say something” came next, the song made it to No.34 on Billboard Pop songs chart.
At his young age he has been able to garner a huge fan base, starting with his youtube days when some of his songs had as many as 20million hits on youtube, these has translated into some success for him as a pop singer, his fans are called Mahomies. He once opened for Taylor Swift on her Red tour.
The 5’7” singer does other things apart from singing, he is the “Teen Ambassador” for Lil Wayne’s Trukfit Fashion clothing line. He’s also featured in many commercials and had few TV roles.
Austin Mahone is currently dating rapper Becky G.