Austin Carter Mahone's father died of cancer when he was 16 months old, he's an only child. His mother, Michelle raised him on her own.
Mahone's life has been divided between Seguin, San Antonio and La Vernia, Texas, having moved to La Vernia when his mother remarried. That's where his career began.
Austin is 17 years old and was born on 4 April 1996. He started off as a YouTube sensation, singing songs and dancing, making videos with his best friend Alex Constancio. Since posting his first YouTube music videos, he has become an Internet Elvis.
Austin has two hits out so far, chart toppers "Say Somethin" and his first single "11:11" also known as "Make a Wish". Some say he's a future Justin Bieber.
In the news, Austin is heading to the UK for the release of his new single "What About Love" on 2 September. He recently picked up an award at the 2013 Radio Disney Music Awards for Ultimate Breakout Star – Biggest Viral Artist.