05/29/2014 04:49 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

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

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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