Shawn Peter Raul Mendes is a Canadian singer and songwriter. He gained a following in 2013, posting song covers on the video-sharing application Vine. He has since released three studio albums, headlined three world tours, and received several awards. In 2018, Time named Mendes as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
About Shawn Mendes in brief
Shawn Peter Raul Mendes is a Canadian singer and songwriter. He gained a following in 2013, posting song covers on the video-sharing application Vine. He has since released three studio albums, headlined three world tours, and received several awards. In 2018, Time named Mendes as one of the 100 most influential people in the world on their annual list. Mendes has won 13 SOCAN awards, 10 MTV Europe Music Awards, eight Juno Awards, 8 iHeartRadio MMVAs, and two American Music Awards. He is the youngest artist to debut at number one since the release of Justin Bieber’s debut album, Meet the Vamps. He also won Ryan Seacrest’s \”Best Cover Song\” contest with \”Say Something\” by A Great Big World in April 2014. He was born in Pickering, Ontario, to Karen, a real estate agent, and Manuel Mendes, a businessman, who sells bar and restaurant supplies in Toronto. He learned to play guitar by watching YouTube tutorial videos at the age of 14 in 2012, and started posting cover videos on YouTube less than a year later. He auditioned for Disney Channel in Toronto before signing to Island Records in May 2014. In 2017, Mendes became the first artist to land three number-one singles on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart before turning 20 years old. He became the youngest to debut in the top 25 on the US Billboard Hot 100, making it to number 24 for the week ending July 12, 2014.
His first single, \”Life of the Party\” was released on June 26, 2014, and he released his debut EP, which debuted at number five in its first week on Billboard. In September 2014, he released the fifth single from The Vamps’ debut album. On April 14, 2015, Mendes released his full-length album Handwritten, which was certified platinum and sold 119,000 copies in first week. In January 2018, he became the third-youngest artist to achieve three number one albums. In 2019, he releases the hit singles \”If I Can’t Have You\” and \”Señorita\”, with the latter peaking at number 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot100. He won the Teen Choice award in 2014 for his cover of ‘Oh Cecilia’ by Cecilia, featuring Mendes’ former bandmate Cecilia Cecilia. His second single, ‘Something Big’, was released as the second single from his debut studio album ‘Handwritten’ on November 6, 2014 and peaked at number 10 in the United Kingdom and the top 10 in several countries. His third studio album, ‘Illuminate’, was supported by the lead single ‘In My Blood’, which reached number one in the US and Canada. His fourth single was ‘Stitches’, which peaked at No. 1 in the UK and No. 2 in Canada. In April 2015, he toured as a member of the Magcon Tour alongside other young Viners with a large following.