Artist: Shawn Mendes Biography

25 Jul 2014, 21:11  6,792,877  348,056

Shawn MendesShawn Mendes (born Shawn Peter Raul Mendes; August 8, 1998 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian singer-songwriter. Since the release of his self-titled The Shawn Mendes EP and his debut single "Life of the Party", he has been gaining mainstream success as a singer-songwriter and touring artist.

Mendes was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and was raised in Pickering, a suburb of the city. He is the son of Karen, a real estate agent, and Manuel Mendes, a businessman. His father is of Portuguese descent (from a family from Lagos), while his mother is English.

He first started posting cover videos on the popular social video app Vine in 2013 and picked up millions of views and followers in a matter of months, becoming well known for his six-second snippets of renditions of many popular songs. Artist manager Andrew Gertler discovered Mendes online in January 2014, bringing him to Island Records where he eventually signed and released his first single "Life of the Party" in June 2014. He is the youngest artist to debut in the top 25 with a debut song on the Billboard Hot 100, making to number 24 for the week ending July 12, 2014 at 15 years, 11 months and 4 days of age.

Prior to his signing, Mendes toured as a member of the MagCon Tour alongside other young artists and social media sensations such as Nash Grier, Cameron Dallas, Jack & Jack, and more. Mendes was also on a nationwide tour with Austin Mahone as an opening act and released his debut major label EP in July, with a debut album due out later in 2014. He won the Teen Choice award in 2014 for Webstar in Music.

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Treat You Better - Shawn Mendes

Treat You Better

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Mercy - Shawn Mendes

Mercy

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Life of the Party - Shawn Mendes

Life of the Party

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Something Big - Shawn Mendes

Something Big

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Never Be Alone - Shawn Mendes

Never Be Alone

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Stitches - SeeB Remix - Shawn Mendes

Stitches - SeeB Remix

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A Little Too Much - Shawn Mendes

A Little Too Much

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Ruin - Shawn Mendes

Ruin

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Three Empty Words - Shawn Mendes

Three Empty Words

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Don't Be a Fool - Shawn Mendes

Don't Be a Fool

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Kid in Love - Shawn Mendes

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Aftertaste - Shawn Mendes

Aftertaste

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Air - Shawn Mendes

Air

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The Weight - Shawn Mendes

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This Is What It Takes - Shawn Mendes

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Patience - Shawn Mendes

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No Promises - Shawn Mendes

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Strings - Shawn Mendes

Strings

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Imagination - Shawn Mendes

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Show You - Shawn Mendes

Show You

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Crazy - Shawn Mendes

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Like This - Shawn Mendes

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Honest - Shawn Mendes

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One of Those Nights - Shawn Mendes

One of Those Nights

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Lights On - Shawn Mendes

Lights On

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Mercy - Acoustic - Shawn Mendes

Mercy - Acoustic

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Bad Reputation - Shawn Mendes

Bad Reputation

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Roses - Shawn Mendes

Roses

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Bring It Back - Shawn Mendes

Bring It Back

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Understand - Shawn Mendes

Understand

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Hold On - Shawn Mendes

Hold On

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Act Like You Love Me - Shawn Mendes

Act Like You Love Me

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Believe - Shawn Mendes

Believe

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Memories - Shawn Mendes

Memories

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Running Low - Shawn Mendes

Running Low

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Mercy - Loote Remix - Shawn Mendes

Mercy - Loote Remix

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Air (feat. Astrid) - Shawn Mendes

Air (feat. Astrid)

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Mercy (Acoustic) - Shawn Mendes

Mercy (Acoustic)

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