Mahone was born in San Antonio, Texas. He first started posting Videos on YouTube with his friend Alex Constancio in June 2010. Musik Videos followed Von 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 gepostet 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 Sekunde 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 Musik concert. Soon after, he sang at the B96 SummerBash in Chicago and on June 22, 2012, in New York City.
Image and artistry Mahone has a strong social media presence. He sells Skype sessions with his Fans at $50 for a 10-minute call. His mother explained that “we’ve changed the prices so many times because we wanted to be fair, we don’t want to gouge people, but the demand was so high.” Mahone's Fan base is dominated Von teenage females, called "mahomies". Kara DioGuardi, who is involved in his career, sagte of his online popularity: "He knows how to connect. I think people feel attached to him because he’s so genuine. He lets them into his bedroom and talks to them in his videos. When Du see him perform, it’s like he’s Singen to you." In September 2011, he debuted at #38 on the Billboard Social 50 chart, the youngest to appear on the list. He rose to #28 on the Liste on December 2. In 2012, The Wand straße Journal named Mahone as a "leading contender to be the Weiter Bieber." He responded to the comparisons saying, "It’s cool Du know, he’s very successful, it’s very flattering. But Du know I want people to give me a chance as my own artist Du know to see me as me." In 2013, he was named one of MTV's "Artists To Watch" Growing up, Mahone was influenced Von artists across multiple genres of music, including country singer George Strait. He is also a Fan of Taylor Swift, Flo Rida and Mariah Carey. Mahone taught himself drums, took gitarre lessons for a Jahr and a half and “sang in the dusche … until last Jahr when this girl on YouTube helped me with my breath control and taught me different warmups." Mahone's fanbase have called themselves "Mahomies".
He's sooo cute...our next superstar!!
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