Austin Mahone started getting noticed in 2010, when he began posting music videos on YouTube with his friend Alex Constancio. By 2011, his following grew substantially, particularly when he posted a cover of Mistletoe, a song by Justin Bieber.
In 2012, he was signed onto Universal Republic Records and released his first single, titled 11:11. Mahone's second song, Say Somethin' was released later on in 2012. In 2013, he was ranked as one of the Artists To Watch by MTV. He also opened for Taylor Swift in her popular Red Tour and became the teen ambassador for Trukfit, Lil Wayne's fashion clothing line.
Austin Mahone has also appeared in a number of commercials, most notably for Hot Nuts, a Mexican snack, and McDonalds. In late 2013, he became Aquafina's FlavorSplan digital and brand strategist, and worked with the brand on promoting its new line of flavored sparkling water targeted towards teens.
He released an EP in 2013, titled as Extended Play. Mahone's second EP was titled The Secret and released in 2014. Mahone has also appeared on TV a number of times. He played himself on Big Time Rush's fourth season and was a presenter on AwesomenessTV. He also played the role of young Adam in the hit 2014 comedy movie, The Millers. Mahone has also appeared on a number of popular web shows; Austin Mahone Takeover and Mahomie Madness.
He has won a number of awards and award nominations for his music. In 2013, he received three Radio Disney Music Award nominations in the Best Crush Song, Breakout Star and Fiercest Fans categories. He also won the Breakout Star Award. He won the MTV Video Music Award in 2013 for the Artist To Watch and MTV Europe Music Awards in the Push Artist and Artist On The Rise categories. Mahone also received a Billboard Readers Poll Music nomination in the Best Newcomer category.
In 2014, he received three People's Choice Awards in the Favorite Breakout Artist category and four Radio Disney Music Award nominations in the Best Male Artist, Most Talked About Artist, Artist with the Best Style and Best Crush Song categories. Austin also received an iHeart Radio Music Award nomination for the Best Fan Army.
As far as tours are concerned, he went on two tours in 2013. He opened for Taylor Swift in her The Red Tour and then toured with Bridgit Mendler in the latter's Summer Tour. In 2014, Mahone was a headliner in MTV's Artist to Watch Tour, which cemented his popularity in the US and abroad. Since then, he has continued touring all over the place. You can watch him live in concert after getting Austin Mahone tickets.