Artist: Shawn Mendes Biography

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Shawn Mendes
Shawn Mendes (born Shawn Peter Raul Mendes; August 8, 1998 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian singer-songwriter. After posting a series of his cover versions to various video-sharing sites, Mendes earned a dedicated following of viewers. His mix of Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber's styles also appealed to Island Records, who signed Mendes in 2014. That same year they released the then-15-year-old's debut single, "Life of the Party." American radio initially ignored it, but the track entered the Billboard 100 singles chart at number 24, making Mendes the youngest artist to land a debut single in the Top 25. The song was also included on Mendes' four-track Island debut, The Shawn Mendes EP. The EP performed well, reaching number five on the Billboard charts on its way toward sales of over 100,000, setting the stage for his full-length debut, 2015's Handwritten.

Preceded by the single "Something Big," Handwritten appeared to strong sales, debuting at number one in both Canada and the U.S. The single "Stitches," which was released that April, became one of Mendes' biggest hits, reaching the Top Ten in the U.S. and Canada and topping the charts in the U.K. and Germany. In addition, his single "Believe" landed on the soundtrack for the Disney Channel fantasy musical Descendants. While opening for Taylor Swift on the North American dates of her 1989 World Tour, Mendes and Fifth Harmony's Camila Cabello collaborated on the song "I Know What You Did Last Summer," which appeared on the deluxe version of Handwritten that was released in November 2015; the song reached the Top 20 on the U.S. and Canadian Hot 100 charts.

The Top Ten single "Treat You Better" preceded Mendes' second album, Illuminate, which was recorded in upstate New York and arrived in September 2016. Illuminate, which featured co-songwriting contributions from Teddy Geiger and Scott Harris, debuted at number one in the U.S. and Canada, where it also achieved platinum status. It was quickly followed in December by the digital-only Live at Madison Square Garden. Mendes launched a massive world tour in the spring of 2017 and notched another Top Ten single in "There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back." Around this time, he also delivered a live acoustic session for MTV Unplugged.

In April of 2018, Shawn performed the single "In My Blood" at a concert for Queen Elizabeth II's 92nd birthday at the Royal Albert Hall in London. The track lyrically explored Mendes' struggles with anxiety disorder and was later released as the lead single for his eponymous third full-length which arrived in May of that year. The album, Shawn Mendes, which also featured collaborations with Teddy Geiger, debuted at number one on the Billboard 200.


Top Track "Shawn Mendes"

Stitches - Shawn Mendes

Stitches

285,195
2,536,133
Treat You Better - Shawn Mendes

Treat You Better

244,262
1,998,878
Mercy - Shawn Mendes

Mercy

175,358
1,282,042
In My Blood - Shawn Mendes

In My Blood

137,587
1,699,029
Life of the Party - Shawn Mendes

Life of the Party

96,851
631,520
Lost In Japan - Shawn Mendes

Lost In Japan

95,810
1,032,934
Señorita - Shawn Mendes

Señorita

92,517
1,319,098
if I can't have you - Shawn Mendes

if I can't have you

89,780
977,545
Something Big - Shawn Mendes

Something Big

70,720
427,721
Youth (feat. Khalid) - Shawn Mendes

Youth (feat. Khalid)

65,974
573,578
Never Be Alone - Shawn Mendes

Never Be Alone

61,851
412,917
Nervous - Shawn Mendes

Nervous

58,664
533,952
Ruin - Shawn Mendes

Ruin

56,362
328,043
A Little Too Much - Shawn Mendes

A Little Too Much

53,534
270,908
Lost In Japan - Remix - Shawn Mendes

Lost In Japan - Remix

51,903
320,558
Three Empty Words - Shawn Mendes

Three Empty Words

47,230
225,158
Don't Be a Fool - Shawn Mendes

Don't Be a Fool

44,988
229,443
Fallin' All in You - Shawn Mendes

Fallin' All in You

43,772
438,754
Roses - Shawn Mendes

Roses

39,753
215,635
Bad Reputation - Shawn Mendes

Bad Reputation

37,926
259,793
No Promises - Shawn Mendes

No Promises

36,518
230,660
Patience - Shawn Mendes

Patience

36,010
206,031
Stitches - SeeB Remix - Shawn Mendes

Stitches - SeeB Remix

34,963
126,681
Imagination - Shawn Mendes

Imagination

34,036
237,066
Honest - Shawn Mendes

Honest

31,294
185,401
Particular Taste - Shawn Mendes

Particular Taste

30,463
264,248
Mercy - Acoustic - Shawn Mendes

Mercy - Acoustic

30,323
129,921
Kid in Love - Shawn Mendes

Kid in Love

30,067
173,487
Why - Shawn Mendes

Why

29,984
279,557
Lights On - Shawn Mendes

Lights On

29,863
186,575
Perfectly Wrong - Shawn Mendes

Perfectly Wrong

29,857
278,715
Mutual - Shawn Mendes

Mutual

29,215
302,631
Because I Had You - Shawn Mendes

Because I Had You

28,970
284,944
Like This - Shawn Mendes

Like This

28,891
170,247
Aftertaste - Shawn Mendes

Aftertaste

28,640
191,549
Youth feat. Khalid - Shawn Mendes

Youth feat. Khalid

28,537
165,233
This Is What It Takes - Shawn Mendes

This Is What It Takes

26,955
157,419
Queen - Shawn Mendes

Queen

26,773
222,228
Air - Shawn Mendes

Air

26,598
139,197
When You're Ready - Shawn Mendes

When You're Ready

26,405
243,748
The Weight - Shawn Mendes

The Weight

25,926
198,915
Understand - Shawn Mendes

Understand

22,750
123,158
Strings - Shawn Mendes

Strings

22,718
144,230
Crazy - Shawn Mendes

Crazy

22,281
132,634