Austin Carter Mahone is a 20-year-old American singer and songwriter.
Mahone was born on April 4, 1996 in San Antonio, Texas, the son of Michele Lee and Charles Edgar Mahone. His father died when he was a year and a half old, and he was raised by his single mother. He attended Lady Bird Johnson High School.
Austin Mahone released his debut album, ‘The Secret,” last May, which landed him a top 5 chart position on the Billboard 200. In the past two years, the performer has headlined his own sold-out tours, including MTV’s Artist to Watch tour and a nationwide summer tour. In 2013, Austin also won the MTV VMA for Best New Artist, being named MTV’s “Artist to Watch”. In the same year, he was awarded the MTV EMA for “Best Push Artist,” and “Artist on The Rise,” as well as iHeart Radio Music’s “Instagram Award” in 2014.
Mahone released his single “Mmm Yeah” featuring Pitbull on iTunes in January 2014, which soared to #2 on the iTunes charts within its first week. Not only does he have a solid fan base, known as “Mahomies,” but the teen sensation has a legion of loyal fans in the media as well. Austin has made high profile appearances and performances on Good Morning America, The Today Show, Live! With Kelly & Michael, Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight, E! News, Extra, The Insider, VH1, and MTV, in addition to features in Details Magazine, Billboard, Entertainment Weekly and Wall Street Journal. Austin has also been chosen for the covers of Teen Vogue, YRB, J-14, Popstar!, M, Astro Girl, Quiz Fest and Twist.
Mahone boasts over 7 million Instagram followers, over 8.7 million Twitter followers and over 13 million Facebook likes. Austin’s current single, “Dirty Work,” was released July 10, 2015 and is the first track off his upcoming, debut full-length album. The song has made its way to radio stations nationwide. The song’s music video was released July 27, 2015 and racked up more than a million views in its first 24 hours, with more than 3 million views to date. His previous hit singles, “What About Love” and “Banga! Banga!” have collectively garnered more than 200 million views on YouTube.
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- He was sixteen months old when his father died
- His popularity spawned from several viral videos of his 2011 performances, which led him to become known as the ‘second coming of Justin Bieber.’