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As Austin Mahone walked his first Grammy red carpet, the “Say Somethin’ ” singer, 17, had plenty to say – “I’m excited!” – and lots to see, sharing his exclusive photos with PEOPLE.
By People Staff
Posted on August 26, 2015 at 12:16am EDT
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“This is the one. This is my first time at the Grammys. I’m extremely honored to be here.”
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“It’s really cool because the tux was custom made for me. I like the weird material it was made out of. It has this really cool texture that makes it look metallic.”
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“The sneakers are so sick. I love sneakers and thought these fit perfectly with the outfit.”
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Along with attending the show, Mahone had his new single “MMM Yeah” featuring Pitbull in a commercial during the telecast for Aquafina Flavorsplash.
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Hanging with Paris Hilton? Another day at the office. “Taylor Swift told me keep my family real close,” he says of the best advice he got on staying grounded, “and keep my best friends real close.”
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“I was really excited about the artists I was going to see,” he says just moments before bumping into Ed Sheeran on the red carpet.
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