Austin Mahone has taken the pop world by storm since rising to fame with his YouTube covers back in 2011. His covers of artists like Justin Bieber and Adele have racked up millions of views. Today, Mahone is signed to Lil Wayne’s Young Money Entertainment, pumping out chart-topping singles like his latest “Mmm Yeah” featuring Pitbull. He’s got well over 15 million followers on Vine, Instagram, and Twitter combined. With so many shout-outs, releases, retweets, cat pix, and selfies, how is anyone supposed to keep up?
Thankfully, he is always connected to his fans, and Twitter is like a one-stop shop for all things Mahone. Like the true “Mahomies,” we are, we’ve collected six essential things to know about Austin, as told by his Twitter feed. Think of this as a jumping off point, because we’ve partnered with Austin Mahone to bring you exclusive interviews, videos, news updates and even the chance to meet him in person. Download the 7-Eleven® app and scan it every time you buy a Slurpee® for the chance to meet the star and see him perform live!
He loves sneakers:
— Austin Mahone (@AustinMahone) March 11, 2015
In a recent interview, Mahone met up with Complex at the sneaker store Flight Club in Los Angeles to check out their latest kicks. At the beginning of his career, Mahone said he was holding over 100 pairs of sneakers. Now, the number is exceeding 600, and it all started with the first pair of Jordan 1s his mom bought him in middle school. He’s into astrology:
All Mahomies know that Austin loves his mom and often retweets her. Earlier this month, he retweeted a pic of the blood moon eclipse rising (when a total eclipse causes the moon to look red), signifying a big change in his life. Becky G?!
His new album is almost ready!
Last day in the studio to wrap up this album!
— Austin Mahone (@AustinMahone) March 1, 2015
Fans were elated when Mahone dropped his EP, The Secret, last year. But fans are still waiting for his first official album. Austin took to his Twitter to let his fans know that March 1 was the “last day in the studio to wrap up [his] album.” Mahomies are going crazy over the release of this album! It looks like 2015 is going to be a big year for Austin! He does random Twitter following sprees
Huuump day follow spreeee ? — Austin Mahone (@AustinMahone) April 29, 2015
In case you’re unfamiliar with Twitter, DMs can only be sent to people that are following each other. If you want to have a special, one-on-one, convo with Mahone, this is your chance. Stay tuned in to his Twitter feed, because Mahone announces following sprees at random so he can stay more connected to his fans. Follow back, Austin!
New Single, #DirtyWork video coming soon!
Long shoot today ? #DirtyWork
— Austin Mahone (@AustinMahone) April 28, 2015
From the sounds of it, Austin is gearing up to drop a new video! It’s no secret that Mahomies go crazy for Austin’s music videos. With millions of views in just weeks, it’s safe to say #DirtyWork will be a hit. Check the hashtag, #Dirtywork to stay updated on the release. He’s on Snapchat!
Okay, this whole story is about Twitter, but one of the most exciting things on Austin’s feed is his announcement that he’s got a brand new Snapchat account! Snapchat has definitely set off a new wave of personal connection to the fans, as it gives us even more insight into the lives of our favorite artists. Meetings, music videos, and photoshoots alike, fans can get exclusive BTS shots of Austin Mahone’s day-to-day life. Follow YungMahone to get daily insights into Mahone’s life.