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

273,498
2,444,798
Treat You Better - Shawn Mendes

Treat You Better

230,303
1,884,033
Mercy - Shawn Mendes

Mercy

163,224
1,194,257
In My Blood - Shawn Mendes

In My Blood

123,235
1,554,015
Life of the Party - Shawn Mendes

Life of the Party

91,555
595,618
Lost In Japan - Shawn Mendes

Lost In Japan

80,517
879,137
Something Big - Shawn Mendes

Something Big

67,580
408,008
Youth (feat. Khalid) - Shawn Mendes

Youth (feat. Khalid)

56,711
500,339
Never Be Alone - Shawn Mendes

Never Be Alone

55,937
368,801
Ruin - Shawn Mendes

Ruin

52,980
301,222
Nervous - Shawn Mendes

Nervous

51,981
467,915
A Little Too Much - Shawn Mendes

A Little Too Much

49,894
246,136
Three Empty Words - Shawn Mendes

Three Empty Words

44,289
207,578
Lost In Japan - Remix - Shawn Mendes

Lost In Japan - Remix

44,272
264,072
Don't Be a Fool - Shawn Mendes

Don't Be a Fool

41,676
208,712
Roses - Shawn Mendes

Roses

35,823
191,376
Fallin' All In You - Shawn Mendes

Fallin' All In You

35,410
353,995
Stitches - SeeB Remix - Shawn Mendes

Stitches - SeeB Remix

34,395
123,902
Bad Reputation - Shawn Mendes

Bad Reputation

33,490
226,974
No Promises - Shawn Mendes

No Promises

33,082
206,805
Patience - Shawn Mendes

Patience

33,002
188,386
Imagination - Shawn Mendes

Imagination

30,586
214,754
Youth feat. Khalid - Shawn Mendes

Youth feat. Khalid

28,520
165,319
Honest - Shawn Mendes

Honest

28,231
166,530
Kid in Love - Shawn Mendes

Kid in Love

28,156
161,979
Mercy - Acoustic - Shawn Mendes

Mercy - Acoustic

27,850
117,984
Lights On - Shawn Mendes

Lights On

26,969
167,143
Aftertaste - Shawn Mendes

Aftertaste

26,622
179,081
Like This - Shawn Mendes

Like This

26,316
153,560
Particular Taste - Shawn Mendes

Particular Taste

25,597
216,425
This Is What It Takes - Shawn Mendes

This Is What It Takes

25,230
146,037
Perfectly Wrong - Shawn Mendes

Perfectly Wrong

25,083
231,330
Air - Shawn Mendes

Air

24,953
130,462
Why - Shawn Mendes

Why

24,947
226,571
Mutual - Shawn Mendes

Mutual

24,880
251,926
The Weight - Shawn Mendes

The Weight

24,246
188,527
Because I Had You - Shawn Mendes

Because I Had You

24,239
237,257
Queen - Shawn Mendes

Queen

22,795
189,873
When You're Ready - Shawn Mendes

When You're Ready

22,133
198,933
Strings - Shawn Mendes

Strings

21,135
134,678
Crazy - Shawn Mendes

Crazy

20,776
123,493
Understand - Shawn Mendes

Understand

20,624
110,988
Hold On - Shawn Mendes

Hold On

19,673
112,443
Show You - Shawn Mendes

Show You

19,234
118,079