Shawn Mendes

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Shawn Mendes
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Background information
Birth nameShawn Peter Raul Mendes
Born (1998-08-08) August 8, 1998 (age 21)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
OriginPickering, Ontario, Canada
Instruments piano
Years active2013–present

Shawn Peter Raul Mendes (born August 8, 1998) is a Canadian singer-songwriter. He became known in 2013, when he began posting cover versions of songs by artists such as Justin Bieber on the video sharing app Vine. In 2014, he signed a recording contract with Island Records.[1]

Mendes released his first single, "Life of the Party". The song peaked at number 1 on the real-time Billboard Twitter Trending 140 chart. Mendes also released a four-track EP, The Shawn Mendes EP.[2] It charted at number 5 on the Billboard charts.[2]

He is known for the songs "Life Of The Party", "Stitches" (his biggest hit and a UK number-one), and "Treat You Better", and more recently, "There's Nothing Holding Me Back".

Mendes has now had two world tours for his albums Handwritten and Illuminate and is very commonly known all over the world.

He is currently on his third world tour for his new self-titled album Shawn Mendes.

He is also a very talented photographer as he had photographed a photo of Josiah Van Dien, which was released on Tuesday 26th February 2019, he most likely had taken the photo for fun. His best friends are Taylor and Zoë Swift who are currently working on an album together.

References[change | change source]

  1. Rob LeDonne (16 January 2015). "Is 16-Year-Old Pop Singer Shawn Mendes the Next Justin Bieber?". Retrieved 19 October 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Shawn Mendes Biography". Billboard. Retrieved 19 October 2015.