Shawn Peter Raul Méndes was born on August 8th, 1998 in Ontario. His father was the Portuguese and mother – the Englishwoman. Shawn became known thanks to the six-second videos. He sang covers of the famous songs and uploaded them at Vine social network. He was often compared to Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber. Shawn is also the part of MagconBoys. This is a group of Viners and YouTubers.
About Shawn Mendes
The Youngest Performer
Later Méndes participated in round of MagCon together with other young performers who became famous thanks to social networks. In 2014, Shawn signed the contract with Island Records label, the same year he let out the debut single “Life of the Party”. Though the American radio stations first ignored it, the song of the 15-year-old singer appeared on the 24th place in Billboard Hot 100 chart that made Méndes the youngest performer, whose debut single got to number 25 of the best.
1st Line Debut
The song appeared also in “The Shawn Mendes EP”, made of four compositions, which was on sale in number of over 100 thousand copies and reached the 5th line in Billboard charts. The full-fledged debut album of Méndes, “Handwritten”, left on April 14, 2015, soon after the single “Something Big”. The album was good on sale and debuted on the 1st line of charts of Canada and the USA.
Cooperation with Taylor Swift and Camila Cabello
In 2015, Méndes’ song "Believe" was included into a soundtrack of the fantastic musical of Disney "Successors". In May-October 2015 Méndes performed at a warming up at Taylor Swift’s concerts in North America within the world tour of “1989”.
In 2015 the debut album of Méndes was republished under the name “Handwritten Revisited”. Five live recordings and four new songs, including the composition “I Know What You Did Last Summer”, written and performed by Shawn together with Camila Cabello from “Fifth Harmony” group, entered it.
In January 2016, Méndez played a bit part in a TV series "Hundred" where he sang the song "Add It Up" of the group “Violent Femmes”.
Shawn Mendes’ other popular songs are “Stitches”, “Stitches” (3LAU Remix), “Stitches” (Dj Amice remix).