Artist: Shawn Mendes Biography

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Shawn MendesShawn 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

258,579
2,307,229
Treat You Better - Shawn Mendes

Treat You Better

210,619
1,705,427
Mercy - Shawn Mendes

Mercy

147,847
1,063,194
In My Blood - Shawn Mendes

In My Blood

95,483
1,249,631
Life of the Party - Shawn Mendes

Life of the Party

86,102
551,008
Something Big - Shawn Mendes

Something Big

63,660
378,218
Lost In Japan - Shawn Mendes

Lost In Japan

56,461
587,411
Never Be Alone - Shawn Mendes

Never Be Alone

48,739
309,374
Ruin - Shawn Mendes

Ruin

48,737
266,716
A Little Too Much - Shawn Mendes

A Little Too Much

45,633
215,558
Three Empty Words - Shawn Mendes

Three Empty Words

40,535
183,672
Nervous - Shawn Mendes

Nervous

40,304
339,436
Youth (feat. Khalid) - Shawn Mendes

Youth (feat. Khalid)

38,784
350,068
Don't Be a Fool - Shawn Mendes

Don't Be a Fool

37,665
181,818
Stitches - SeeB Remix - Shawn Mendes

Stitches - SeeB Remix

33,778
120,133
Roses - Shawn Mendes

Roses

30,704
156,216
Patience - Shawn Mendes

Patience

29,559
150,872
No Promises - Shawn Mendes

No Promises

29,082
165,595
Bad Reputation - Shawn Mendes

Bad Reputation

28,595
186,051
Youth feat. Khalid - Shawn Mendes

Youth feat. Khalid

28,246
162,882
Imagination - Shawn Mendes

Imagination

26,806
184,527
Kid in Love - Shawn Mendes

Kid in Love

25,805
144,606
Honest - Shawn Mendes

Honest

24,790
143,359
Mercy - Acoustic - Shawn Mendes

Mercy - Acoustic

24,110
96,725
Aftertaste - Shawn Mendes

Aftertaste

24,030
158,664
Lights On - Shawn Mendes

Lights On

23,411
141,358
Like This - Shawn Mendes

Like This

23,125
130,304
This Is What It Takes - Shawn Mendes

This Is What It Takes

23,007
127,684
Fallin' All In You - Shawn Mendes

Fallin' All In You

22,797
215,138
Air - Shawn Mendes

Air

22,740
116,249
The Weight - Shawn Mendes

The Weight

22,238
151,388
Strings - Shawn Mendes

Strings

19,134
118,861
Crazy - Shawn Mendes

Crazy

18,790
108,404
Particular Taste - Shawn Mendes

Particular Taste

18,616
143,984
Why - Shawn Mendes

Why

18,108
145,189
Mutual - Shawn Mendes

Mutual

18,056
167,896
Understand - Shawn Mendes

Understand

18,015
94,257
Because I Had You - Shawn Mendes

Because I Had You

17,580
153,338
Show You - Shawn Mendes

Show You

17,548
108,107
Perfectly Wrong - Shawn Mendes

Perfectly Wrong

17,461
146,307
Lost In Japan - Remix - Shawn Mendes

Lost In Japan - Remix

17,319
65,039
Hold On - Shawn Mendes

Hold On

17,052
94,077
Queen - Shawn Mendes

Queen

16,837
129,916