Austin Mahone (born April 4, 1996) is an American pop singer who became popular in 2011 due to viral videos of his performances. Mahone's debut single "11:11" was released on February 14, 2012. His second single "Say Somethin" was released on August 30, 2012.
Mahone first started posting videos on YouTube with his friend Alex Constancio in June 2010. Music videos followed by January 2011, and he began to build an online following. He has been called the "second coming of Justin Bieber".
Mahone's video covering Justin Bieber's song "Mistletoe", released in late October 2011, became so popular that it eclipsed the views of Bieber's original. Mahone's first single "11:11" charted at #19 on the Billboard Heatseekers Songs chart. His second single "Say Somethin'" did better than that of the first one and charted at #34 on the Billboard Pop Songs chart.
In September 2011, Mahone debuted at #38 on the Billboard Social 50 chart, the youngest to appear on the list. He rose to #28 on the list as of December 2. Mahone's fan base is dominated by teenage females. His fans have been dubbed "Mahomies.