The journey of a thousand miles is said to begin with one step and that fact could be associated with Austin Mahone. The American singer and songwriter must have envisioned an incredible music empire long before he set out to build one in 2010. He began by doing covers of popular songs on YouTube where he turned out a wunderkind, then released his singles, got signed to a record label, launched his own label and has become a teen-pop heartthrob.
He is living in the beauty of his dreams you would agree no less. Here’s a rundown on the singer’s bio, age, net worth, marital status.
Austin Mahone’s Bio, Age
He was born Austin Harris Mahone in San Antonio, Texas to Michele Lee (née Demyanovich) and Charles Edgar Mahone on April 4, 1996. He was raised by his single mother following the death of his father 18 months after his birth. The music powerhouse is a product of combined ancestry which includes English, French, German, and Slovak.
Austin developed a passion for music as a child and took to exploring the world therein. He learned guitar, drums, and keyboard on his own and to show the world he has something to let them in on, the young Austin debuted on YouTube in 2010. Mahone uploaded amusing sketches and impressive covers of popular songs and gradually, started building a fan base which has grown incredibly over the years.
He attended Lady Bird Johnson High School in San Antonio but with an increasing demand on his time and growing popularity, he left after his freshman year to become homeschooled. In turn, his mother took a break from her mortgage banking job to become her son’s teacher and manager.
The singer was utterly dedicated to his cause and would soon have his watershed moment. In October 2011, Mahone did a cover for Justin Bieber’s Mistletoe which shot him into the limelight where he rightly belongs.
He is also a star on social media with accounts boasting of millions of followers, over 10 million Instagram followers, more than 9.7 million on Twitter and over 13 million Facebook likes. His fanbase is called Mahomies.
Following his introduction on YouTube, Austin Mahone took a turn from doing covers to releasing original songs including singles, 3 EPs, 2 Mixtapes, and a studio album. He also added some more modeling and commercials feathers to his already decorated hat. In no time, record labels came knocking and in August 2012, he signed a deal with Chase/Universal Republic Records.
He released his first single, 11:11 to iTunes on February 14, 2012, which has been followed by a slew of others. They include Say You’re Just a Friend featuring rapper Flo Rida which was followed by a piano version, Say My Name, Places, Waiting For This Love, Someone Like You, Torture, Do It Right, On Your Way, Not Far, Put It On Me, Send It, Way Up, and Creatures of the Night. The songs were released for free download through his official SoundCloud page.
In 2013, he released his debut EP, Extended Play though only in Japan. The other two include The Secret (2014) which featured the lead single Mmm Yeah and Oxygen EP (2018). His musical career also boasts of mixtapes, This Is Not the Album (2015), ForMe+You (2016) featuring the lead single, Lady, and a full-length studio album, Dirty Work (2017).
Austin Mahone knows how to take Mahomies on exciting adventures whether by real-deal collaborations, sold-out tours, impressive music videos or release of chart breaking songs. His collaborators include Pitbull, Juicy J, 2 Chainz. His music video, What About Love won 2013 MTV’s Artists to Watch award. He also featured in Becky G’s song for The Smurfs 2 soundtrack and would later star in her music video for Lovin’ So Hard in 2015, Magik 2.0.
After meeting Taylor Swift in 2012 and debuted on the road as an opening act on her Red Tour in 2013, he has headlined his own sold-out tours including MTV’s Artist to Watch Tour, Austin Mahone: Live on Tour and A Tour For Me+You.
Apart from his musical career, Austin Mahone signed a deal with Lil Wayne‘s Trukfit fashion clothing line in November 2012 to become their Teen Ambassador. He has also done commercials for McDonald and Mexican snack, Hot Nuts. He was named a Digital and Brand Strategist for Aquafina’s FlavorSplash and has performed at two Dolce & Gabbana fashion shows in Italy. Furthermore, he became one of the faces of Macy’s American Icons campaign in May 2016 and began a campaign working with Fossil in 2017.
In addition to MTV’s 2013 Artist to Watch award, the singer has since garnered a number of other awards and honors including an MTV VMA for Best New Artist, IHeartRadio, Radio Disney Music, Teen Choice, and The Young Hollywood awards.
How Much is He Worth?
Hard work does pay, we know and Mahone is indeed receiving a commensurate amount for his years of authenticity, commitment, and growth. His net worth is estimated at $5 million which comes mostly from his music career, endorsements, TV salaries, and social media presence.
Is Austin Mahone Married?
The question may have come consequent to his statement to E! in 2016 when he said he sees himself marrying his then-girlfriend in the future. Come on, that was years ago, so is he married?
Let’s talk about that girlfriend before we define their status now. She is Katya Henry (b. June 14, 1994), a fitness model and instructor who he met on Instagram and started dating in December 2015.
However, after the duo raised our hopes of a future together, things went awry by 2017 which sent them their separate ways.
Before Katya, Mahone has been involved in a number of high profile relationships including with singers Camila Cabello and Becky G whom he dated for five months in 2015, as well as actress Stefanie Scott.
The “Mmm Yeah” singer is a charmer and he owes a part of that to his physique and body measurement. The handsome dude stands at a height of 5′ 11″ (1.8 m) and has a proportionate body weight measured at 69 kg (152 lbs).