TWIST Exclusive: TWIST Chats with Austin Mahone!

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TWIST just chatted with singer Austin Mahone! He will be performing at the Pop-Tarts Crazy Good Summer concert where he'll share the stage with Carly Rae Jepsen and Boys Like Girls! He spilled about the advice he got from Justin Bieber, what his debut album will be like and why he hasn't gone on many dates! Check out our conversation below and be sure to check out Austin Mahone's new single, 'Say Somethin!'

TWIST: Are you excited to perform at the Pop-Tarts Crazy Good Summer concert with Carly Rae Jepsen and Boys Like Girls? Austin Mahone: Yes I am! There's gonna be a lot of flips involved when I'm on stage so that's gonna be cool. I wish I could do flips though!

TWIST: Are you excited to share the stage with Carly Rae Jepsen and Boys Like Girls? Are you a fan of them? AM: Yeah, I am a fan of them! I like their music. How can I not listen to 'Call Me Maybe?' It's on the radio 24/7. TWIST: What songs are you going to perform? AM: I think '11:11,' my cover of 'Trust Issues,' my new single 'Say Somethin,' and my other song that I have coming out soon.

TWIST: So you finally met Justin Bieber! How was that? AM: It was awesome! He was really cool. We didn't really have a conversation but he gave me some advice over the radio. He said that no matter how big I get, not to stop. Just to keep going and to keep pushing and doing great things with what I do.

TWIST: When can we expect your music video for "Say Somethin'" to debut? AM: Probably in a couple of weeks.

TWIST: What's the music video going to be like? AM: It's gonna be like, fun in the sun and on the beach type. TWIST: When can we expect your debut album? AM: Probably at the end of the year sometime, I don't have a date yet, but around there. It's gonna be a lot of feel good songs and then a lot of songs that are just happy and jumping around kinda songs.

TWIST: Are you single? AM: Yes.

TWIST: Last time we interviewed you, you said that you hadn't been on many dates. Is that still true? AM: Yeah, it's still true. I'm allowed, but I'm just really busy doing other stuff. Focusing on my career. TWIST: Who came up with the term 'Mahomies'? Was it you, your fans, a friend? AM: It was me. Because me and my friends were talking about how cool 'Beliebers' was so we were just talking like, if we had a huge fan base, what we would call them, so I came up with 'Mahomies.' TWIST: What inspired you to start making videos on YouTube? AM: Just that I lived in this town that had nothing going on and that just became one of my hobbies. It was what I would do in my spare time. I saw other people on YouTube making covers and I thought it was really cool and I just wanted to try it.

TWIST: Thank you for talking with us! AM: Thank you for having me!

Photo: Courtesy of Danielle Pozsonyi

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