Mahone at a Style 360 Fashion Show in 2013
April 4, 1996 |
San Antonio, Texas, U.S.
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, piano|
|Labels||Chase, Young Money, Cash Money, Republic|
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, Michele. He attended Lady Bird Johnson High School.
Mahone began his career by posting videos on YouTube in June 2010. More music videos followed, and by January 2011 he began to build an online following. In October 2011, Mahone posted a video covering Justin Bieber's "Mistletoe". On February 14, 2012, Mahone self-released his first single, "11:11", to iTunes. On June 4, 2012, he released his debut EP, Extended Play, which was released to iTunes in Japan only. On June 5, 2012, Mahone debuted his second single, "Say Somethin", though 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. "Say Somethin" received its official release days later on August 30, 2012.
In November 2012, Mahone signed a deal to become the new "Teen Ambassador" for Lil Wayne's Trukfit fashion clothing line. He has filmed commercials for McDonald's and Hot Nuts, a Mexican snack.
In 2013, Mahone was named one of MTV's Artists to Watch, and was chosen as one of the opening acts of Taylor Swift's Red Tour. 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. On October 17, 2013, Mahone kicked off his first ever headlining tour, MTV's Artist to Watch Tour.
"Mmm Yeah" was released as the lead single from The Secret, Mahone's second EP, on January 27, 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. Over the course of 2014 and 2015, he continued to independently release new music for his fans. Five new songs titled "Say My Name", "Places", "Waiting For This Love", "Someone Like You" and "Torture" were released for free download through his official SoundCloud page.
Austin announced on Twitter that "Dirty Work", the lead single from his debut studio album, will be released to iTunes on July 10, 2015. It was premiered on radio the next day, and given an early iTunes release on July 1, 2015, due to high demand from fans.
|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)|
|2012–13||Austin Mahone Takeover||Himself||Web documentary series|
|2013–14||Mahomie Madness||Himself||Web documentary series|
Awards and nominations
|2013||Radio Disney Music Awards||Best Crush Song||"Say You're Just a Friend" (featuring Flo Rida)||Nominated|
|Best Acoustic Performance||"Say Somethin"||Nominated|
|Breakout Star||Austin Mahone||Won|
|MTV Video Music Awards||Artist to Watch||"What About Love"||Won|
|MTV Europe Music Awards||Best Push||Austin Mahone||Won|
|Artist On Rise||Won|
|Bravo Otto||Az év külföldi felfedezettje||Nominated|
|Billboard Readers Poll Music Awards||Best Newcomer||Nominated|
|Young Hollywood Awards||Breakout Artist||Won|
|J-14 Teen Icon Awards||Iconic Instagrammer||Won|
|Iconic Male Singer||Nominated|
|Iconic Male Star||Nominated|
|2014||People's Choice Awards||Favorite Breakout Artist||Nominated|
|Teen Vogue Instawards||Best Selfies||Nominated|
|Nickelodeon UK Kids Choice Awards||UK Favourite Fan Family||Mahomies||Nominated|
|Radio Disney Music Awards||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||Best Fan Army||Austin Mahone||Nominated|
|Neox Fan Awards||Best New Act of the Year||Nominated|
|Capricho Awards||Év férfi előadója||Nominated|
|Bravo Otto||Az év férfi előadója||Nominated|
|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||Favorite Hitmaker||Austin Mahone||Nominated|
|The Best Dressed Award||Won|
|Young Hollywood Awards||#SocialMediaSuperstar||Nominated|
|Teen Choice Awards||Choice Music Breakout Artist||Won|
|Choice Male Artist||Nominated|
|Choice Male Hottie||Nominated|
|Choice Single Male Artist||"Mmm Yeah" (ft Pitbull)||Nominated|
|MTV Video Music Awards||Best Lyric Video||Nominated|
|Nickelodeon (Brazil)||Fanatico Favorito||Mahomies||Nominated|
|Kids' Choice Awards Mexico||Club de Fans Favorito||Austin Mahone||Nominated|
|Kids' Choice Awards Argentina||Artista Internacional Favorito||Nominated|
|Neox Fan Awards||Artista revelación más flipante||Nominated|
|J-14 Teen Icon Awards||Iconic Tweeter||Nominated|
|Iconic Male Singer|
|Iconic Male Star|
|Iconic Shirtless Stud|
|Iconic Fan Favorite|
|Capricho Awards||Cantor International||Austin Mahone||Nominated|
- MTV Artist To Watch Tour (2013-2014)
- Austin Mahone: Live on Tour (2014)
- Opening act
- "Austin Mahone Dishes on All-New Album! | BOP and Tiger Beat Online". Bopandtigerbeat.com. 2012-12-10. Retrieved 2014-05-30.
- Cash Money Signs Austin Mahone, The World Waits On Paris Hilton. Complex.com (August 30, 2013). Retrieved on December 5, 2013.
- Austin Mahone Republic Records, January 18, 2013
- Could Austin Mahone Be Bigger Than Bieber?: Music + Books. Details. Retrieved on December 5, 2013.
- "Austin Mahone". Hollywood Life. 1996-04-04. Retrieved 2014-05-30.
- Mathieu, Delaine (November 23, 2011). Interview: San Antonio teen heartthrob is a Youtube sensation[dead link], WOAI-TV
- Heyman, Marshall. "The Boys Who Would Be Bieber". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved April 30, 2013.
- Bragg, Roy (November 27, 2011). Texas teen becomes viral celebrity through YouTube, Houston Chronicle
- (November 2, 2011). Justin Bieber's 'Mistletoe' Gets Covered By YouTube Star Austin Mahone, RyanSeacrest.com
- "11:11 - Single". iTunes. Austin Mahone. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
- "Extended Play (Japan Version)". iTunes. Chase Records / Cash Money Records, Inc. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
- Halperin, Shirley (August 28, 2012) 'Baby Bieber' YouTube Star Austin Mahone Signs to Universal Republic
- "Say Somethin - Single". iTunes. Chase Records/Republic Records. Retrieved 25 September 2014.
- Austin Mahone Teams Up with Lil Wayne on Trukfit Clothing Line. Popdust (November 19, 2012). Retrieved on December 5, 2013.
- Austin Mahone's New McDonald's Commercial (WATCH!). Cambio (August 22, 2013). Retrieved on December 5, 2013.
- 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.
- Montgomery, James. "Austin Mahone Takes Over MTV's Twitter Account This Thursday!". MTV. Retrieved April 30, 2013.
- "Austin Mahone To Open Taylor Swift Tour". oceanUP.com. Retrieved February 13, 2013.
- "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.
- Vena, Jocelyn. "Austin Mahone Gets His Own Tour: Check Dates Here!". MTV. MTV. Retrieved 23 September 2014.
- Mahone, Austin. "OUR TOUR STARTS THIS MONTH!!". Twitter. Austin Mahone. Retrieved 23 September 2014.
- "Austin Mahone OFFICIAL". Soundcloud. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
- Mahone, Austin. "DIRTY WORK COMES OUT ON JULY 10!!!!!!". Twitter. Twitter. Retrieved 1 July 2015.
- Mahone, Austin. "Everyone was asking me to put out #DirtyWork earlier". Twitter. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
- "Austin Mahone será artista invitado en "Yo Soy El Artista" (VIDEO)" (in Spanish). Telemundo. Retrieved September 22, 2014.
- "Bravo Otto 2013: 铆me, a jel枚ltek!". Starity.hu. Retrieved January 21, 2015.
- 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.
- "People's Choice Awards 2014". Retrieved 25 December 2013.
- "Today's Winner of the Teen Vogue Instawards Is...". teenvogue.com. January 24, 2014. Retrieved January 21, 2015.
- "HITZ ONE ONLINE".
- "IHeart Radio Music Awards 2014". Retrieved 1 May 2014.
- "BRAVO OTTO 2014 - Elindult a szavazás - Neon.hu". http://www.neon.hu/. Retrieved January 21, 2015.
- "A BRAVO OTTO győztesei". http://www.neon.hu/. Retrieved January 21, 2015.
- Marta Smith (July 18, 2014). "Austin Mahone, el más querido en los Premios Juventud 2014" (in Spanish). Diario Femenino. Retrieved July 18, 2014.
- "List Of Nominees". yhawards.com. Retrieved July 19, 2014.
- "Teen Choice News". Retrieved 1 May 2014.
- "Home - Meus Pr锚mios Nick 2014". Meus Pr锚mios Nick 2014. Retrieved January 21, 2015.
- "Home - Kids Choice Awards 2014". Kids Choice Awards 2014. Retrieved January 21, 2015.
- "Home - Kids Choice Awards 2014". Kids Choice Awards 2014. Retrieved January 21, 2015.
- "Ganadores de los Neox Fan Awards 2014". OjoTele. Retrieved January 21, 2015.
- "J-14 TEEN ICON AWARDS: Meet Your 2014 Nominees & Vote Now!". J-14. October 20, 2014. Retrieved January 21, 2015.
- Editora Abril S/A (November 28, 2014). "CH Awards 2014 - CAPRICHO - Moda, m煤sica e divers茫o". abril.com.br. Retrieved January 21, 2015.
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