Sorry Mahomies, Austin Mahone is officially off the market!
Fifth Harmony singer Camila Cabello , 17, has confirmed she is the girlfriend of the 18-year-old pop star. The news follows more than a year of dating rumors, which spurred the nickname “Ausmila” among supporters of such a union, and weeks after the girl group, which was formed on FOX’s short-lived reality show The X Factor, performed a last gig on his solo tour as an opening act.
Austin Mahone is getting annoyed with the constant Justin Bieber comparisons.
Although both singers got their start as YouTube sensations, Mahone wants people to listen to his music before automatically linking him to the pop star.
“I can kind of see where they’re coming from, but at the same time, it’s kind of obnoxious,” he told the Associated Press on Thursday.
“They see a young kid who sings and dances and… they’re like, ‘Oh another Justin Bieber.’”
He added, “You don’t know me. You don’t know my music. You’re just making assumptions.”
Bieber came under fire this week after two videos emerged from several years ago, showing him tell a racist joke, as well as gleefully singing the N-word .
While Bieber continues to makes apology after apology , Mahone is focusing on growing as an entertainer.
“I may not be the best dancer or the best performer right now, but I’m always getting better,” said Mahone. “Next year I’ll be even better than I am now. And the year after that, I’ll just keep getting better.”
Austin Mahone is following in Justin Bieber ’s footsteps as a pop star, but he says he’s learned from the older singer’s occasional blunders.
“I mean, everyone makes mistake,” Mahone tells Celebuzz . “I think it all comes down to having a good, solid team around.”
He explains, “Like I have my best friends to travel with me, and my mom to travel with me, so I think I have a pretty good base. I think that’s what it all comes down to.”
Mahone and Bieber recently made headlines by collaborating on new music .
“We were in the studio for about a week,” says Mahone. “And when we were in there, he was helping me with [my] music, and we were doing a little writing. He was just giving me little tips.”
Something else the two performers have in common is a fondness for Selena Gomez .
Asked whom he’d choose between Gomez and Miley Cyrus , Mahone quickly tells the outlet, “Selena.”
Austin Mahone has a short list of artists he’d love to work alongside.
“I would love to collaborate with Drake , Chris Brown … those are the main two that I really look up to,” he says in a new interview with E!
The 17-year-old pop singer also takes inspiration from Taylor Swift, with whom he’s toured.
“Being on the same stage as Taylor Swift has been amazing,” says Mahone. “She puts on an amazing show. She showed me so many different things.”
What big lesson did she teach him?
“She told me to keep my family and my friends really close,” he tells the outlet.
Austin Mahone had a Valentine’s Day to remember on Friday when hevcelebrated the holiday with a few lucky fans.
Eight “Mahomies,” as they’re called, were chosen to join the singer for a special dinner after winning an MTV contest.
“I don’t usually do this with my fans, so it’s kind of cool every once in a while to take them out to dinner,” says Mahone in a video from the outing. How does he normally spend the most romantic day of the year?
Jokes the “Banga Banga” performer, “I usually sit alone in my room and cry.”
Selena Gomez is NOT dating Austin Mahone, despite an Us Weekly report.
The magazine claims that Taylor Swift played matchmaker for the two young music stars.
“They’re seeing each other,” a so-called “source” tells Us Weekly , which alleges that Gomez and Mahone are “keeping the romance relatively quiet.” According to the outlet, the pair “sneaked out separately” from the Beats Music concert on January 24 and “then got in the same car!”
Except Us Weekly, which previously fabricated a romance between Gomez and Ed Sheeran and spread a false rumor about Gomez and Swift feuding, is wrong once again.
A source close to the situation tells me that Gomez and Mahone are “NOT dating.”
Every year, a handful of relative unknowns and mid-level stars break out to become megastars. For example, Miley Cyrus was a big star before 2013, but there’s no doubt that the past year elevated her to an unimaginable level of stardom. So who will own 2014? I have a few ideas.
Austin Mahone: With singles like “What About Love?” and “Banga Banga,” Austin become a star in 2013. Now with a little experience and confidence, we think he’s truly ready to become the next Justin Bieber .
Ariana Grande: On the strength of her debut album, Yours Truly , Ariana’s stock gained serious momentum in the second half of 2013. We think she’ll keep riding that wave in 2014 and hey, she may even overtake the Selena Gomezes of the world.
Jamie Dornan & Dakota Johnson: Soak it in, the final moments before Jamie and Dakota are household names.
Lennon & Maisey Stella: These two adorable sisters have already taken over YouTube and Nashville, but will 2014 be the year they make a Taylor Swift-sized leap?
Lorde: Can Lorde actually overtake the pop darlings she previously put down in 2014? Let’s put it this way — we’re not going to bet against her.
Lupita Nyong’o: Lupita is this year’s Quvenzhane Wallis . The actress was the highlight of the highly acclaimed movie, 12 Years a Slave , and as an Oscar nom favorite, we think Lupita will be breaking out this year — and stunning us all on those awards show red carpets.
So youngmonsters who do you think will break out this year? Let me know!