News: Make Way Lil Wayne & Drake, Birdman Signs "The Next Justin Bieber" To Cash Money Records

Friday, Aug 30, 2013 11:05AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Cash Money Records boss Birdman has reportedly expanded his artist roster by adding 17-year-old Texas singer Austin Mahone to the growing music empire.

According to reports, the viral sensation is now a part of the star-studded YMCMB family.

Cash Money Records continues to grow and diversify their label with new acts. A budding pop star looks to be the latest addition to YMCMB as teen sensation Austin Mahone has aligned with the home of Lil' Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Drake, Tyga and others. The 17-year-old singer/dancer from San Antonio, Texas made a name through YouTube videos, which landed him a deal with Universal Republic. Dubbed by many as the next Justin Bieber, Mahone was an opening act on Taylor Swift's RED tour and chosen by MTV as an artist to watch in 2013. (Miss Info TV)

Birdman broke the news of his latest Cash Money signee Thrusday (August 29) night.

"congrat chase records and AUSTIN MAHONE WELCOME to tha FAMILY...YMCMBUSINESS expanding tha LABELS http://instagram.com/p/dnu3tsCZ1n/," Birdman tweeted August 29. (Birdman's Twitter)

Cash Money/We The Best's DJ Khaled also congratulated the teen star for joining the roster.

"Welcome to the team @austinmahone http://instagram.com/p/dnwBuIru6P/," Khaled tweeeted August 29. (DJ Khaled's Twitter)

The singer caught some attention at last weekend's MTV Video Music Awards.

YouTube sensation Austin Mahone took home the Artist To Watch honor at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday. The 17-year-old crooner nabbed the award in recognition of his third single, "What About Love." Mahone, has been likened to Aaron Carter and Justin Bieber, will release his debut album on Oct. 8. "What About Love" marks the most successful single from the project to date, peaking at No. 18 on Mainstream Top 40 chart. (Huffington Post)

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