Mahone was born in San Antonio, Texas. He first started posting video on YouTube with his friend Alex Constancio in June 2010. âm nhạc video followed bởi January 2011, and he began to build an online following. He has been called the "second coming of Justin Bieber". when in October 2011, Mahone đã đăng a video covering Justin Bieber's song "Mistletoe". On August 28, 2012 Mahone announced that he had been officially signed to Chase/Universal Republic Records. Mahone's first single "11:11" charted at #19 on the Billboard Heatseekers Songs chart. On June 5, 2012 Austin Mahone released a một giây single called "Say Somethin". The single did better than his first, charting at #34 on the Billboard Pop Songs chart. On May 22, 2012 Mahone played at the first Q102 Springle Ball âm nhạc concert. Soon after, he sang at the B96 SummerBash in Chicago and on June 22, 2012, in New York City.
Image and artistry Mahone has a strong social media presence. He sells Skype sessions with his những người hâm mộ at $50 for a 10-minute call. His mother explained that “we’ve changed the prices so many times because we wanted to be fair, we don’t want to gouge people, but the demand was so high.” Mahone's người hâm mộ base is dominated bởi teenage females, called "mahomies". Kara DioGuardi, who is involved in his career, đã đưa ý kiến of his online popularity: "He knows how to connect. I think people feel attached to him because he’s so genuine. He lets them into his bedroom and talks to them in his videos. When bạn see him perform, it’s like he’s hát to you." In September 2011, he debuted at #38 on the Billboard Social 50 chart, the youngest to appear on the list. He rose to #28 on the danh sách on December 2. In 2012, The tường đường phố, street Journal named Mahone as a "leading contender to be the tiếp theo Bieber." He responded to the comparisons saying, "It’s cool bạn know, he’s very successful, it’s very flattering. But bạn know I want people to give me a chance as my own artist bạn know to see me as me." In 2013, he was named one of MTV's "Artists To Watch" Growing up, Mahone was influenced bởi artists across multiple genres of music, including country singer George Strait. He is also a người hâm mộ of Taylor Swift, Flo Rida and Mariah Carey. Mahone taught himself drums, took đàn ghi ta, guitar lessons for a năm and a half and “sang in the vòi hoa sen … until last năm when this girl on YouTube helped me with my breath control and taught me different warmups." Mahone's fanbase have called themselves "Mahomies".
He's sooo cute...our next superstar!!
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