Remember being a little confused as to who Austin Mahone -- the Justin Bieber/Aaron Carter hybrid performing on the MTV VMAs red carpet -- actually was?
Well, as of Thursday night, the teen pop star is now the newest addition to Cash Money Records. Like Bieber, 17-year-old Mahone made a name for himself on YouTube. He eventually won the approval of Taylor Swift and was chosen as one of the opening acts on her Red Tour. Now he's in company with Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Drake and Paris Hilton. Both DJ Khaled and Birdman took to Twitter and Instagram to confirm his YMCMB affiliation:
congrat chase records and AUSTIN MAHONE WELCOME to tha FAMILY...YMCMBUSINESS expanding tha LABELS http://t.co/7x791TAh9C
— BIRDMAN (@BIRDMAN5STAR) August 30, 2013
— DJ KHALED (@djkhaled) August 30, 2013