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18 Things To Know About Austin Mahone

Who is this kid, and why do all of our teenage daughters love him so damn much? Let's investigate.

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1. It's pronounced "Ma-hone," not "Ma-ho-ney."

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2. Austin rose to fame when he posted a cover of Justin Bieber's "Mistletoe" on YouTube.

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It's at 13 million views currently.

3. He was born on April 4, 1996 — making him 17.

No booze for you!
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No booze for you!

4. He was on America's Funniest Home Videos as a toddler.

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But I fail to see the "funny" part of this video?

5. He was an opening act for Taylor Swift on her "Red" tour.

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6. He invaded the Today Show on Monday and as they put it, his fans went "slightly psycho" for him.

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7. In fact, his fans often can't keep their composure around him at all.

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8. He refers to his fans as "Mahomies" (which is pretty clever, to be honest).

9. His video for "Say Something" has 21 million views on YouTube and appeared at #34 on the Billboard Pop Songs chart.

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I had always assumed this song was by One Direction but I was wrong! (It's also very catchy.)

10. He's not afraid to wear some crazy kicks on the red carpet.

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11. In fact, he has a collection of over 100 pairs of them.

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12. He knows better than to mess with Texas because he was born and raised there.

13. Like Justin Bieber, he loves oversized hats.

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(Either that or his head is too small for his hats.)

14. Unlike Justin Bieber, he seems to really like the paparazzi.

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15. He's made a few famous (girl)friends.

Unsure whether or not this is Bieber-approved. (Cool Stepbrothers t-shirt, bro!)

16. He called Chris Brown his "inspiration" and the "coolest guy ever."

17. He covered "Just A Friend," with help from Flo Rida.

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What do you think Biz Markie thinks about this?

18. He is Bieber-approved.

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...but perhaps not for long!

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