Teen pop sensation and winner of the next rated award at the 2013 MTV VMAs, Austin Mahone has signed to Birdman’s Cash Money Records.
AceShowbiz reports that the “What About Love” hitmaker is now joining other YMCMB artists, which include Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Drake, Tyga and Paris Hilton.
Cash Money founder Birdman took to Twitter on Thursday night, August 29, to confirm the partnership. “Congrat chase records and AUSTIN MAHONE WELCOME to tha FAMILY… YMCMBUSINESS expanding tha LABELS,” he wrote.
DJ Khaled also joined Birdman to congratulate the 17-year-old singer/dancer, tweeting, “Welcome to the team @austinmahone.”
Just like Justin Bieber, Mahone began his career in music industry by appearing on YouTube. His popularity on the video-sharing site earned him a deal with Universal Republic. Taylor Swift then picked the San Antonio-born artist to support her Red tour.
Mahone is currently working on “Junior Year”, his debut album that is expected to drop this fall.