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
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano
Years active 2011–present
Labels Chase, Young Money, Cash Money, Republic[2][3]
Website austinmahone.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 began 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
Year Title Role Notes
2013 Big Time Rush Himself "Big Time Dreams" (Season 4, episode 12)
2013 AwesomenessTV Presenter "Us & Jan" (Season 1, episode 17) Guest
2014 The Millers Young Adam "Bahama Mama" (Season 1, episode 16)
2014 Wild 'N Out Himself Black Team Captain/Musical Guest
2014 Yo soy el artista Himself Musical Guest (Season 1, episode 2)[22]
Web shows
Year Title Role Notes
2012–13 Austin Mahone Takeover Himself Web documentary series
2013–14 Mahomie Madness Himself Web documentary series

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result
2013 Radio Disney Music Awards Best Crush Song "Say You're Just a Friend" (ft Flo Rida) Nominated
Best Acoustic Performance "Say Somethin" Nominated
Breakout Star Austin Mahone Won
Fiercest Fans Mahomies Nominated
MTV Video Music Awards Artist To Watch "What About Love" Won
MTV Europe Music Awards Best Push Austin Mahone Won
Artist On Rise Won
Billboard Readers Poll Music Awards Best Newcomer Nominated[23]
Young Hollywood Awards Breakout Artist Won
J-14 Teen Icon Awards Iconic Instagrammer Won
Iconic Male Singer Nominated
Iconic Male Star Nominated
Iconic Tweeter Nominated
2014 People's Choice Awards Favorite Breakout Artist Nominated[24]
Nickelodeon UK Kids Choice Awards UK Favourite Fan Family Mahomies Nominated
Radio Disney Music Awards[25] Best Male Artist Austin Mahone Nominated
Most Talked About Artist Nominated
Artist with the Best Style Nominated
Best Crush Song "What About Love" Nominated
IHeartRadio Music Awards[26] Best Fan Army Austin Mahone Nominated
Instagram award Won
World Music Awards World's Best Live Act Nominated
World's Best Male Artist Nominated
World's Best Song "Mmm Yeah" (ft Pitbull) Nominated
World's Best Video Nominated
Premios Juventud[27] Favorite Hitmaker Austin Mahone Nominated
The Best Dressed Award Won
Young Hollywood Awards[28] #SocialMediaSuperstar Nominated
Teen Choice Awards[29] Choice Music Breakout Artist Won
Choice Male Artist Nominated
Choice Male Hottie Nominated
Choice Smile Nominated
Choice Single Male Artist "Mmm Yeah" (ft Pitbull) Nominated
MTV Video Music Awards Best Lyric Video Nominated
Nickelodeon (Brazil)[30] Fanatico Favorito Mahomies Nominated
Kids' Choice Awards Mexico[31] Club de Fans Favorito Austin Mahone Nominated
Kids' Choice Awards Argentina[32] Artista Internacional Favorito Nominated
Neox Fan Awards[33] Artista revelación más flipante Nominated
J-14 Teen Icon Awards[34] Iconic Tweeter Pending
Iconic Male Singer
Iconic Male Star
Iconic Shirtless Stud
Iconic Fan Favorite
Iconic Fandom Mahomies
Capricho Awards[35] Cantor International Austin Mahone Nominated

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. 
  30. ^ http://www.meuspremiosnick.com.br/votacaotwitter/
  31. ^ http://kidschoiceawardsmexico.mundonick.com/votacion/
  32. ^ http://kidschoiceawardsargentina.mundonick.com/votacion/
  33. ^ http://www.ojotele.com/premios/ganadores-de-neox-fan-awards-2014
  34. ^ http://www.j-14.com/posts/j-14-teen-icon-awards-meet-your-2014-nominees-vote-now-44578
  35. ^ http://capricho.abril.com.br/capricho-awards-2014/

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