Austin Mahone Talks 'The Secret' And Getting Flown To Girls' Birthday Parties

05/29/2014 04:49 pm ET

It's hard to believe Austin Mahone is already 18 years old... or maybe it isn't. Though the young YouTube-star-turned-heartthrob snagged his first record deal when he was only 16, in that time he's managed to release a slew of popular pop tracks (and videos), and toured with none other than Taylor Swift. Now, he's got a new EP under his belt: "The Secret."

Austin spoke with HuffPost Live's Caitlyn Becker about his new music -- a collaboration with Pitbull. And, when asked what advice he would give to young aspiring musicians, he said: "... just keep posting videos just non-stop. Be consistent with it. I would post like three to four videos a week, and I would post videos of songs that were super popular at that time."

He also recounted the moment he realized his music was taking off.

"[It was] probably when I started to get flown out to girls' birthday parties," Mahone said. "That was pretty cool. It was crazy, I didn't really know what was going on at that point."

Watch the full interview below:

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