|Birth name||Nathaniel Austin Brown|
November 22, 1985 |
Tarzana, California, US
|Occupation(s)||Performer, singer, songwriter, instrumentalist, dancer and record producer|
|Labels||South 5 Records|
Nathaniel "Austin" Brown, (born November 22, 1985 in Tarzana, California) is an American singer-songwriter. He is a member of the Jackson family and only son to singer Rebbie Jackson and her late husband Nathaniel Brown.
Brown was born in Tarzana, California to Nathaniel and Rebbie Brown on November 22, 1985, the youngest of three children. He has two sisters. Early in his career, Brown was a ghostwriter for other artists, working under producers including Tim and Bob, The Underdogs, Corey Rooney, Q-Tip, Pharrell and Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins.
Brown released his first single, "All I Need", on KIIS-FM and debuted his "85 Trailer" at Wango Tango. In February 2012 Brown released his video "Menage A Trois" on Vevo, Music Choice, Centric, 106 & Park and MTV U. Outside of the U.S. "Menage A Trois" has plays on Italy, Japan, Netherlands, and UK Radio. In the UK Austin reached number 1 for 3 weeks on UK's Bang Radio 103.6 FM.
In May 2012 Brown started a residency performing live with his band in West Los Angeles and continuing to perform live in the cities of Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Boston and New York City. On December 21, 2012, Idolator premiered "Highway to the Sky". "Highway 85" was then picked up by Global 14, Idolator, Centric, Rap-Up, Singers Room, Ryan Seacrest's AXS Live, Huffington Post and USA Today.
In 2012 Brown performed on "Springfest" with Miguel and Lupe Fiasco, Fox's "Good Day NY", CNN and Pandora "SXSW" shows, BET "Music Matters" stage in July in Los Angeles and in New York City in September. In November Austin opened for Ciara at the Key Club in Los Angeles. In 2012 Brown joined the BET "Music Matters" program; Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole are also a part of the "Music Matters" program.
In early 2013, Brown performed at Los Angeles's Bardot School Night (KCRW) as well as Pop up Shop KIISS 102.7 Event with his band. Austin continued performing through the year. As "Highway 85" continued being discovered and continuing to play, KCRW Los Angeles added "Menage A Trois", "City of Angels" and "Highway to the Sky". In June 2013 Brown made "Highway 85" an official release through ITunes. Brown continued performing live and later in July was asked to perform at the L.A. Live BET "Music Matters Experience" with Marsha Ambrosius and also performed Live on the BET Awards 2013. His partnered Pepsi "Music Matters" commercial aired the same day.
2013: Highway 85
1. Highway to the Sky
2. Menage A Trois
4. Where Were You
5. What Did I Lose To Love You
6. City of Angels
7. F'd with my Mind (Explicit)
9. Groove 92
10. To Love Her
11. All I Need Feat. David Banner
12. Feel It Again