June 28, 1980
, United States
JohntÃ¡ Austin (born June 28, 1980) is an American singer-songwriter and rapper, who is signed to Jermaine Dupri's So So Def Recordings. He is commonly known for collaborating with producers Bryan-Michael Cox, Jermaine Dupri & The Production Team StarGate. Austin was awarded two Grammy Awards for his work on the songs "We Belong Together" by Mariah Carey and "Be Without You" by Mary J. Blige. Early life and career: Austin grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. In 1989, at the age of eight, Austin hosted the daily television show, Kid's Beat on CNN.