Austin Mahone – American singer and songwriter
Austin Harris Mahone was born on 4 April 1996 in San Antonio, Texas. His father died when the boy was just 18 months old. He was brought up by his mother. The singer attended Lady Bird Johnson High School but then dropped out to be homeschooled.
The artist enjoyed music since childhood. Since the boy spent plenty of time at home, he had an opportunity to hone his singing skills. In June 2010, the teenager created a YouTube channel and uploaded his first video. Throughout 2011, Austin has been improving his song collection. His subscribers were amazed at the quality of Mahone’s cover of Justin Bieber’s "Mistletoe". In February 2012, the musician uploaded his first single “11:11” to iTunes. Four months later, he presented “Say Somethin.”
Austin earned impressive popularity online. It helped him get the attention of several label representatives. Shortly, the young artist signed a contract with Universal Republic Records. Soon many fans started trying to book Austin Mahone for private events.