Austin Mahone

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Austin Mahone
Austin-Mahone B96 Summerbash 2012-06-16.jpg
Mahone performing at B96 Summerbash, 2012 at Toyota Park
Background information
Born(1996-04-04) April 4, 1996 (age 18)
San Antonio, Texas, U.S.
Genres
OccupationsSinger-songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, piano
Years active2011–present
LabelsChase, Young Money, Cash Money, Republic[2][3]
Websiteaustinmahone.com
 
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Austin Mahone
Austin-Mahone B96 Summerbash 2012-06-16.jpg
Mahone performing at B96 Summerbash, 2012 at Toyota Park
Background information
Born(1996-04-04) April 4, 1996 (age 18)
San Antonio, Texas, U.S.
Genres
OccupationsSinger-songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, piano
Years active2011–present
LabelsChase, Young Money, Cash Money, Republic[2][3]
Websiteaustinmahone.com

Austin Mahone (born April 4, 1996) is an American pop singer-songwriter. He is currently signed to Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records and Republic Records.

Early life

Mahone was born in San Antonio, Texas on April 4, 1996. His father died when he was a year and a half old, and he was raised by his single mother, Michelle.[4] He attended Lady Bird Johnson High School.[5]

Career

Mahone bagan his career by posting videos on YouTube with his friend Alex Constancio in June 2010.[6] More music videos followed, and by January 2011 he began to build an on-line following.[7] In October 2011, Mahone posted a video covering Justin Bieber's "Mistletoe".[8][9] On February 14, 2012, Mahone self-released his first single, "11:11", to iTunes.[10] On June 4, 2012, he released his debut EP, Extended Play, which was released to iTunes in Japan only.[11] On June 5, 2012, Mahone debuted his second single, "Say Somethin", thought it wasn't officially released to iTunes until he was later signed to his label. On August 28, 2012, Mahone announced that he had been officially signed to Chase/Universal Republic Records.[12] "Say Somethin" received it's official release days later on August 30, 2012.[13]

In November 2012, Mahone signed a deal to become the new "Teen Ambassador" for Lil Wayne's Trukfit fashion clothing line.[14] He has filmed commercials for McDonald's[15] and Hot Nuts (Mexican snack).[16]

In 2013, Mahone was named one of MTV's Artists To Watch,[17] and was chosen as one of the opening acts of Taylor Swift's Red Tour.[18] In December 2013, Mahone was named a "Digital and Brand Strategist" for Aquafina’s FlavorSplash, a new line of flavored sparkling water targeted towards teens.[19] On October 17, 2013, Mahone kicked off his first ever headlining tour, MTV's Artist to Watch Tour.[20]

"Mmm Yeah" was released as the lead single from The Secret, Mahone's second EP, on January 26, 2014. The Secret was later released on May 27, 2014. On July 25, 2014, Mahone kicked off his second headlining tour, Austin Mahone: Live on Tour.[21]

Discography

Extended plays

Filmography

Guest in Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
2013Big Time RushHimself"Big Time Dreams" (Season 4, episode 12)
2013AwesomenessTVPresenter"Us & Jan" (Season 1, episode 17) Guest
2014The MillersYoung Adam"Bahama Mama" (Season 1, episode 16)
2014Wild 'N OutHimselfBlack Team Captain/Musical Guest
2014Yo soy el artistaHimselfMusical Guest (Season 1, episode 2)[22]
Web shows
YearTitleRoleNotes
2012–13Austin Mahone TakeoverHimselfWeb documentary series
2013–14Mahomie MadnessHimselfWeb documentary series

Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryWorkResult
2013Radio Disney Music AwardsBest Crush Song"Say You're Just a Friend" (ft Flo Rida)Nominated
Best Acoustic Performance"Say Somethin"Nominated
Breakout StarHimselfWon
Fiercest FansMahomiesNominated
MTV Video Music AwardsArtist To Watch"What About Love"Won
MTV Europe Music AwardsBest PushHimselfWon
Artist On RiseWon
Billboard Readers Poll Music AwardsBest NewcomerNominated[23]
Young Hollywood AwardsBreakout ArtistWon
J-14 Teen Icon AwardsIconic InstagrammerWon
Iconic Male SingerNominated
Iconic Male StarNominated
Iconic TweeterNominated
2014People's Choice AwardsFavorite Breakout ArtistNominated[24]
Nickelodeon UK Kids Choice AwardsUK Favourite Fan FamilyMahomiesNominated
Radio Disney Music Awards[25]Best Male ArtistHimselfNominated
Most Talked About ArtistNominated
Artist with the Best StyleNominated
Best Crush Song"What About Love"Nominated
IHeartRadio Music Awards[26]Best Fan ArmyHimselfNominated
Instagram awardWon
World Music AwardsWorld's Best Live ActNominated
World's Best Male ArtistNominated
World's Best Song"Mmm Yeah" (ft Pitbull)Nominated
World's Best VideoNominated
Premios Juventud[27]Favorite HitmakerHimselfNominated
The Best Dressed AwardWon
Young Hollywood Awards[28]#SocialMediaSuperstarNominated
Teen Choice Awards[29]Choice Music Breakout ArtistWon
Choice Male ArtistNominated
Choice Male HottieNominated
Choice SmileNominated
Choice Single Male Artist"Mmm Yeah" (ft Pitbull)Nominated
MTV Video Music AwardsBest Lyric VideoNominated

Tours

Headlining
Opening act

References

  1. ^ "Austin Mahone Dishes on All-New Album! | BOP and Tiger Beat Online". Bopandtigerbeat.com. 2012-12-10. Retrieved 2014-05-30. 
  2. ^ Cash Money Signs Austin Mahone, The World Waits On Paris Hilton. Complex.com (August 30, 2013). Retrieved on December 5, 2013.
  3. ^ Austin Mahone Republic Records, January 18, 2013
  4. ^ Could Austin Mahone Be Bigger Than Bieber?: Music + Books. Details. Retrieved on December 5, 2013.
  5. ^ "Austin Mahone". Hollywood Life. 1996-04-04. Retrieved 2014-05-30. 
  6. ^ Mathieu, Delaine (November 23, 2011). Interview: San Antonio teen heartthrob is a Youtube sensation[dead link], WOAI-TV
  7. ^ Heyman, Marshall. "The Boys Who Would Be Bieber". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved April 30, 2013. 
  8. ^ Bragg, Roy (November 27, 2011). Texas teen becomes viral celebrity through YouTube, Houston Chronicle
  9. ^ (November 2, 2011). Justin Bieber’s ‘Mistletoe’ Gets Covered By YouTube Star Austin Mahone, RyanSeacrest.com
  10. ^ "11:11 - Single". iTunes. Austin Mahone. Retrieved 22 September 2014. 
  11. ^ "Extended Play (Japan Version)". iTunes. Chase Records / Cash Money Records, Inc. Retrieved 22 September 2014. 
  12. ^ Halperin, Shirley (August 28, 2012) 'Baby Bieber' YouTube Star Austin Mahone Signs to Universal Republic
  13. ^ "Say Somethin - Single". iTunes. Chase Records/Republic Records. Retrieved 25 September 2014. 
  14. ^ Austin Mahone Teams Up with Lil Wayne on Trukfit Clothing Line. Popdust (November 19, 2012). Retrieved on December 5, 2013.
  15. ^ Austin Mahone's New McDonald's Commercial (WATCH!). Cambio (August 22, 2013). Retrieved on December 5, 2013.
  16. ^ Austin Mahone Hot Nuts Commercial Video / AustinMahoneVEVO. / Food Videos / SMASHPIPE Magazine / Video and Writing Discovery / ceXaaaEmreg[dead link]. Smashpipe.com. Retrieved on December 5, 2013.
  17. ^ Montgomery, James. "Austin Mahone Takes Over MTV's Twitter Account This Thursday!". MTV. Retrieved April 30, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Austin Mahone To Open Taylor Swift Tour". oceanUP.com. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  19. ^ "Austin Mahone Named Digital & Brand Strategist For Aquafina’s FlavorSplash: Inside the 17-Year-Old's First Strategy Meeting (Exclusive)". Billboard. 2013-12-04. Retrieved 2014-05-30. 
  20. ^ Vena, Jocelyn. "Austin Mahone Gets His Own Tour: Check Dates Here!". MTV. MTV. Retrieved 23 September 2014. 
  21. ^ Mahone, Austin. "OUR TOUR STARTS THIS MONTH!!". Twitter. Austin Mahone. Retrieved 23 September 2014. 
  22. ^ "Austin Mahone será artista invitado en "Yo Soy El Artista" (VIDEO)" (in Spanish). Telemundo. Retrieved September 22, 2014. 
  23. ^ Lipshutz, Jason. "Lady Gaga Rules Billboard.com's Readers Poll 2013 Miley Cyrus and Ariana Grande also scored major wins, but Gaga was the Billboard.com readers' MVP.". Billobard. Retrieved 21 December 2013. 
  24. ^ "People's Choice Awards 2014". Retrieved 25 December 2013. 
  25. ^ "HITZ ONE ONLINE". 
  26. ^ "IHeart Radio Music Awards 2014". Retrieved 1 May 2014. 
  27. ^ Marta Smith (July 18, 2014). "Austin Mahone, el más querido en los Premios Juventud 2014" (in Spanish). Diario Femenino. Retrieved July 18, 2014. 
  28. ^ "List Of Nominees". yhawards.com. Retrieved July 19, 2014. 
  29. ^ "Teen Choice News". Retrieved 1 May 2014. 

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