Justin Bieber 2.0, or rather Austin Mahone, gained his fame via YouTube. The up-and-coming pop star found himself being compared to the Biebs following a video cover of Bieber's "Mistletoe" in 2011. Soon after, Mahone gained a national following, signed a record contract, and began touring with Taylor Swift. Mahone was born in San Antonio, Texas on April 4, 1996.
Austin Carter 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. Mahone first starting posting videos on YouTube with his friend Alex Constancio in June 2010. Music videos followed by January 2011, and he quickly began to build an online following. The young male singer has even been called the "second coming of Justin Bieber". Mahone's video covering Bieber's Mistletoe, released in late October 2011, became so popular that it eclipsed the views of Bieber's original. In September 2011, Mahone debuted at No. 38 on the Billboard Social 50 chart, the youngest to appear on the list. He rose to No. 28 on the list as of December 2. And as of May 2012, Mahone has over 700,000 Twitter followers and 350,000 YouTube subscribers. Like previous teen heartthrobs, Mahone's growing fan base is dominated by teenage females. His fans have been dubbed "Mahomies.
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