Shawn Mendes Biography|Wiki
Shawn Mendes is a renowned Canadian pop singer-songwriter best known for his hit songs; Stitches, and There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back.
He learned to play guitar via YouTube tutorial videos at the age of 14. Soon 🔜, he started recording cover videos and posting them on YouTube.
Mendes started off his career by uploading various cover versions through Vine in 2012. However, his debut came about after posting Justin Bieber’s, As Long as You Love Me cover on Vine in 2013. This video had over 10,000 likes and more followers by the next day. Through various social media handles, he was able to accumulate a significant following.
At this time, Shawn saw Justin Bieber as his career model. By August 2014, he was the 3rd most followed musician on Vine. In November 2013, his current artist manager, Andrew Gertler discovered Mendes online, bringing him to Island Records in January 2014. Later in May 2014, Shawn officially signed to Isalnd Records.
He had his debut single, Life of the Party, which rose to No. 24 on the Billboard 100 in 2014. This made Shawn the youngest artist to have a debut song in the Top 25. At this time, he was just 15 years old.
Many people have dubbed Mendes the next Justin Bieber. However, his musical style has been more aligned to Ed Sheeran’s style. Within no time, Mendes transitioned to writing his songs. His loyal fan base has always been supportive in the selling of his platinum hits as well as his arena-sized tours.
Shawn Mendes Age|Birthday
Mendes was born on August 8, 1998, in Pickering, Ontario, Canada. He is 22 years old as of August 2020. His birth name is Shawn Peter Raul Mendes.
Shawn Mendes Family|Parents|Sister
Raul Mendes was born to his parents Karen and Manuel Mendes. He has a young sister, Aaliyah Mendes who have grown together in Pickering, Ontario, a Toronto suburb. His father is of Portuguese descent while his mother is English.
Shawn Mendes Education
Growing up in Pickering, Ontario, Mendes attended Pine Ridge Secondary School. In School, he played soccer, ice hockey, and was active in acting classes. However, he left the school in his junior year to go on tour. Despite this, Shawn kept up with his homework via online courses, later graduating in June 2016.
Shawn Mendes Girlfriend|Dating
Mendes is currently in a relationship. He is dating Cuban singer Camila Cabello since July 2019. At first, the relationship sparked a lot of controversies as it was accused to be a publicity stunt. However, Shawn denied the accusations saying that their relationship was legit.
Shawn Mendes Songs|Albums
In 2014, Shawn released his first Isalnd Record, The Shawn Mendes EP. This rose to number 5 on the music charts with sales getting to 100,000. A year later, he launched his full-length debut, Handwritten which ros eto number 1 in both the United States and Canada.
The single, Stitches even performed better by rising to number 1 in European music 🎶 charts and Top 10 in North America. Moreover, his song, Believe was featured in the Disney channel musical Descendants.
As he was touring with Taylor Swift on her World Tour,Shawn collaboratedwith Fifth Harmony’s Camila Cabello on the track, “I Know What You Did Last Summer.” This track rose to Top 20 in the United States and Canada charts.
In September 2016, Shawn launched his second album, Illuminate. This album had a great ressemblance to the styles of Ed Sheeran and John Mayer. He did ll of the songwriting by himself. His efforts were well appreciated as he topped the charts and went platinum in the United States and Canada.
Months later, Mendes was live at Madison Square Garden followed by a tour in 2017. He then launched another Top 10 hit, “There’s Nothing Holdin Me Back,” and made a record with MTV Unplugged.
In late March 2018, Mendes dropped the singles “In My Blood” and “Lost in Japan”. In May, he launched his self-titled third album. The much anticipated music project rose to number 1 on the Billboard 200. Furthermore, it gained him a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Vocal Album.
In May 2019, he released the single, If I Cant Have You, a track he said was initially written for Dua Lipa. In June, released the Video for “Señorita,” a duet with Cabello.
Shawn Mendes Net Worth
As of 2020, the Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer is estimated at a net worth of $40 million.