Video – Austin Mahone On The Verge Of Fame ? Is He Close To A Record Deal?
|Austin Mahone on stage performing at his first sold out show|
We first ran across Austin Mahone about a year ago when we started seeing his name floating around the internet. We watched a few of his early YouTube music videos and decided he had a long way to go to before becoming the next Justin Bieber.
That was a little over a year ago.
Today, 15-year-old Austin Mahone seems perched on the edge of tremendous fame ? and if he?s not careful he is going to be one of the next big teen idol sensations.
By November of 2011 Austin had recorded a cover of Justin Bieber?s ?Mistletoe? that now has over 9 million views ? more views initially than Bieber?s original trailer, and he also sold out his first two concerts in Houston Texas.
A few weeks later he traveled to Chicago for a meet and greet and the fans swelled to such large numbers the cops had to shut it down and send everyone away.
And a lot of Austin?s fans learned for the first time last year that his father died when he was just sixteen months old, and as an only child he and his mother, Michele Mahone, moved to La Vernia Texas when she remarried. That’s where it all began for Austin.
After his mom?s second marriage ended the two moved to San Antonio where Austin was recognized by so many girls in his new High School that he had to quit and start home schooling. And the rest, as they say? is history.
Austin was recently featured on FOX 4 News TV in San Antonio where we learned even more about the young singer and his best friend Alex Constancio.
Also last year, without a record deal or an original single, Mahone debuted at No. 38 on Billboard’s Social 50, a chart that combines Web presence and sales. Mahone ranked higher than Demi Lovato, 50 Cent and Jennifer Lopez and almost tied with Beyoncé.
Mahone was the youngest person on the list.
So far in 2012 Popstar Magazine has done a photo shoot with Mahone, he has sold out shows in New York, Aurora Illinois, and Texas, recorded a cover of Bruno Mars, and announced to his twitter followers that he was ready to release his first original single on Valentine?s Day.
Austin has also helped jump-start the new popular social video service called Keek. With help from his friend Alex, Austin has one of the most popular and most viewed Keek channels and has helped bring attention to the relatively new service.
Mahone has also become popular with his Friday evening live chats on Ustream and frequently has thousands of young fans tune in to watch his show. In fact, he doesn?t even call it Ustream anymore but rather Austream.
|Austin Mahone performing to sold out crowd in New York|
Over the last 12 months Austin and his mother, Michele, have traveled to New York, Los Angeles, and Florida, and he has tweeted pictures of himself inside a recording studio making some wonder if he was close to a record deal.
You don?t have to be Sherlock Holmes to see that this kid is on the verge of a breakout and that the right people have finally started to take notice.
After all, 14-year-old Greyson Chance only uploaded ONE video of him covering Lady Gaga?s Paparazzi and has since been signed by Ellen DeGeneres, released his debut album, toured with Cody Simpson, has a 2012 tour of Asia and North America planned, and is already working on his second album ? proving it CAN happen if the right people are involved.
So congratulations Austin! We wish you nothing but the best. Now go get ?em and make us proud!!!
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