Austin Mahone first started posting videos on YouTube with his friend Alex Constancio in June 2010. Music videos followed by January 2011, and he quickly began to build an online following. His grandfather gave him his first guitar and he taught himself how to play.
In September 2011, Mahone debuted at No. 38 on the Billboard Social 50 chart, the youngest to appear on the list. He rose to No. 28 on the list as of December 2. And as of May 2012, Mahone has over 780,000 Twitter followers and 350,000 YouTube subscribers. His first single was called 11:11. On June 5, 2012 Austin Mahone released a second single called “Say Somethin’”. Mahone had an interview with Elvis Duran and the Morning Show on June 21st 2012 for the first time. He met Justin Bieber while he was there! In August 2012 he signed to Chase/Universal Republic.