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Austin Mahone is an American singer and songwriter. He is currently signed to Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records and Republic Records.

Early life Edit

Austin was born on April 4, 1996, in San Antonio, Texas, the son of Michele Demyanovich and Carter Mahone. His father died when he was a year and a half old, and he was raised by his single mother.[2] Mahone’s ethnicity is a mix of German, English, French, and Slovak. Most of his German and English ancestry is on his father’s side, although his maternal grandmother, is also of German descent.[3] He attended Lady Bird Johnson High School but left after freshman year and homeschooled at his grandmother's house.[4]

Career Edit

2010–2013: Extended Play Edit

Austin began his career by posting videos on YouTube in June 2010.[5] More music videos followed, and by January 2011 he began to build an online following.[6] In October 2011, Mahone posted a video covering Justin Bieber's "Mistletoe". On February 14, 2012, Mahone independently released his first single, "11:11", to iTunes. On June 4, 2012, he released his debut EP, Extended Play, in Japan only, with his second single, "Say Somethin'", being released worldwide the following day. On August 28, 2012, Mahone announced that he had been officially signed to Chase/Universal Republic Records.[7] In November 2012, Mahone signed a deal to become the new "Teen Ambassador" for Lil Wayne's Trukfit fashion clothing line.[8] He has filmed commercials for McDonald's[9] and Hot Nuts, a Mexican snack. On December 3, 2012, Mahone released a song titled "Say You're Just A Friend" featuring rapper Flo Rida as a digital download.[10] He later dropped the piano version of the song and revealed why he released the piano rendition of the song, explaining "I knew my fans love the original version, but I saw a lot of comments saying that they couldn't really hear my voice, so I wanted to reassure them that I can sing the song. I thought it'd be cool to not only have the original version but also the piano version and change it up."[11]

2013-2014: The Secret Edit

In June 2013, Mahone released a song called "What About Love".

TriviaEdit

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Discography Edit

Extended Plays Edit

Mixtapes Edit

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