17 APRIL 2016
Austin Mahone closed out an eventful 2015 by dropping a mixtape of 19 all-new songs, aptly entitled ‘This Is Not The Album’ for his faithful Mahomies as they await his official full-length debut. The mixtape release follows the singer’s summer single, ‘Dirty Work,’ which has been praised by press worldwide, with Billboard declaring ‘Dirty Work’ the singer’s, ‘best and most ambitious single to date’. The single became a worldwide trending topic and shot Austin to the top of the Billboard social charts. No stranger to the charts, the powerhouse released his debut EP, ‘The Secret,’ last May, which landed him a top 5 chart position on the Billboard 200. In the past two years, the performer has headlined his own sold-out tours, including MTV’s Artist to Watch tour and a nationwide summer tour. This was not the pop star’s first time on the road, having opened for Taylor Swift’s RED Tour in the summer of 2013. In 2013, Austin also won the MTV VMA for Best New Artist, being named MTV’s “Artist to Watch”. In the same year, he was awarded the MTV EMA for “Best Push Artist,” and “Artist on The Rise,” as well as iHeart Radio Music’s “Instagram Award” in 2014. Mahone released his single “Mmm Yeah” featuring Pitbull on iTunes in January 2014, which soared to #2 on the iTunes charts within its first week. Not only does he have a solid fan base, known as “Mahomies,” but the teen sensation has a legion of loyal fans in the media as well. Austin has made high profile appearances and performances on Good Morning America, The Today Show, Live! With Kelly & Michael, Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight, E! News, Extra, The Insider, VH1, and MTV, in addition to features in Details Magazine, Billboard, Entertainment Weekly and Wall Street Journal. Austin has also been chosen for the covers of Teen Vogue, YRB, J-14, Popstar!, M, Astro Girl, Quiz Fest and Twist. Mahone boasts over 8.7 million Instagram followers, over 9.3 million Twitter followers and over 13.6 million Facebook likes. Austin’s current single, “Dirty Work,” was released July 10, 2015 and is the first track off his upcoming, debut full-length album. The song has made its way to radio stations nationwide. His previous hit singles have collectively garnered more than 500 million views on YouTube.