Shawn Mendes – Canadian pop singer
Shawn Mendes is a Canadian pop singer and songwriter. His debut album, Handwritten, released on April 14, 2015, took the first place in the American and Canadian charts.
Shawn Mendes was born on August 8, 1998 in Toronto. His mother Karen works as a real estate agent and his father Manuel Mendes is a businessman. Shawn’s mother is an Englishwoman, and his father’s parents moved to Canada from Portugal.
Initially Mendes did cover versions of famous songs and posted them in Vine. He had a lot of fans. He is often compared to Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber. Later Mendes participated in MagCon along with other young artists, famous thanks to social networks.
In 2014, Shawn signed a contract with Island Records, and in the same year he released his debut single Life of the Party. Although American radio stations initially ignored it, the song of 15-year-old singer was still in the 24th place on the Billboard Hot 100. Mendes became the youngest performer whose debut single hit the top 25. The Shawn Mendes EP reached the fifth line on the Billboard charts.
His debut album, Handwritten, was released on April 14, 2015, shortly after the single Something Big. The album debuted at number one on the charts in Canada and the United States. In 2015, Mendes’ song Believe became the soundtrack for the fantastic musical Descendants. In May – October 2015 Mendes performed at the opening for Taylor Swift on her concerts in North America.
On November 20, 2015 his debut album was reissued under the title Handwritten Revisited. It includes five live recordings and four new songs, including the song I Know What You Did Last Summer, written and performed by Shawn with Camilla Cabello from the group Fifth Harmony.
In January 2016 Mendes played a cameo role in the TV series The 100, where he performed the song Add It Up. Then his single Stitches became number 1 in the UK Singles Chart. Also in January 2016, Shawn signed a contract with modeling agency Wilhelmina. In March 2016 Mendes went on a new concert tour in North America and Europe as the headliner.
– He can play the piano and the guitar.
– He hates tomatoes.
– Shawn wanted to become an actor.
– His first concert was on October 26, 2013.
– Shawn is afraid of the ocean.