Happy 18th Birthday Austin Mahone!

Posted Friday April 4, 2014 12:33 PM GMT

It’s an exciting time both personally and professionally for Austin Mahone, and as he celebrates his 18th birthday today (April 4) let’s take a look at the past year’s highlights.

The “Say You’re Just a Friend” just finished up working with Justin Bieber in the studio earlier this week, tweeting, "What an amazing song last night..The world isn’t ready! @justinbieber.”

Thankfully, all of the Selena Gomez dating rumors didn’t sour the Biebs on giving Austin a boost, though Mr. Mahone and the “Slow Down” songstress certainly looked like an adorable couple in their Twitter photo back in January.

It was the overwhelmingly positive feedback from music videos such as “Banga, Banga” and “What About Love” that nabbed Austin prime slots at the Jingle Balls for stations like Y100 and 93.3 FLZ as well as the 2013 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

And then there were his high-profile appearances on the red carpet of the Grammy Awards, American Music Awards, Kids’ Choice Awards, and the MTV Video Music Awards to bolster his credibility as a bona fide pop icon.

However, apparently Austin’s musical skills didn’t quite translate behind the wheel, as he failed two driver’s tests before finally scoring his very own driver’s license. But once he got it, Mahone had a dope red and black Range Rover waiting in the driveway.

These days, Austin is splitting his time between touring the country and recording new ditties, so we hope he’ll make time to celebrate his big day somewhere in there!