Austin Carter Mahone is an American pop singer who became popular in 2011 due to YouTube. Mahone was chosen as one of the opening acts of Taylor Swift's Red Tour and Bridgit Mendler's Summer Tour with selected dates. He is currently signed to Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records and Republic Records preping his debut album Junior Year.
Mahone was born in San Antonio, Texas. He first started posting videos on YouTube with his friend Alex Constancio in June 2010. Music videos followed by January 2011, and he began to build an online following. He has been called the "second coming of Justin Bieber" when in October 2011, Mahone posted a video covering Justin Bieber's song "Mistletoe".
On August 28, 2012 Mahone announced that he had been officially signed to Chase/Universal Republic Records. Mahone's first single "11:11" charted at #19 on the Billboard Heatseekers Songs chart. On June 5, 2012 Austin Mahone released a second single called "Say Somethin". The single did better than his first, charting at #34 on the Billboard Pop Songs chart. On May 22, 2012 Mahone played at the first Q102 Springle Ball music concert. Soon after, he sang at the B96 SummerBash in Chicago and on June 22, 2012, in New York City.
Austin says he was bullied at school when he started posting videos on YouTube.
In his interview with Canada’s The Globe and Mail he said, “A lot of people in my high school thought it was a foolish thing to do. They said it was stupid and pointless. They said I’m never going to make it. I kept working hard. I was passionate about it.”
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Posted By: WeeBug |
9/25/13 10:58 AM
I bet he doesnt mind being compared to Bieber just wishing he had the same bank account