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

317,074
2,805,182
Treat You Better - Shawn Mendes

Treat You Better

277,821
2,301,781
Señorita - Shawn Mendes

Señorita

248,312
3,879,262
Mercy - Shawn Mendes

Mercy

202,122
1,509,219
In My Blood - Shawn Mendes

In My Blood

168,631
2,043,467
if I can't have you - Shawn Mendes

if I can't have you

147,023
1,681,839
Lost In Japan - Shawn Mendes

Lost In Japan

128,077
1,370,961
Life of the Party - Shawn Mendes

Life of the Party

111,065
732,005
Youth (feat. Khalid) - Shawn Mendes

Youth (feat. Khalid)

83,664
731,571
Something Big - Shawn Mendes

Something Big

78,118
478,239
Never Be Alone - Shawn Mendes

Never Be Alone

77,434
538,904
Nervous - Shawn Mendes

Nervous

71,341
669,786
Lost In Japan - Remix - Shawn Mendes

Lost In Japan - Remix

67,060
441,987
A Little Too Much - Shawn Mendes

A Little Too Much

64,264
345,600
Ruin - Shawn Mendes

Ruin

64,243
390,507
Fallin' All in You - Shawn Mendes

Fallin' All in You

64,097
654,072
Three Empty Words - Shawn Mendes

Three Empty Words

53,461
268,559
Don't Be a Fool - Shawn Mendes

Don't Be a Fool

52,485
283,810
Roses - Shawn Mendes

Roses

48,592
279,052
Bad Reputation - Shawn Mendes

Bad Reputation

48,081
339,987
Imagination - Shawn Mendes

Imagination

46,383
315,760
No Promises - Shawn Mendes

No Promises

43,119
279,268
Patience - Shawn Mendes

Patience

42,317
252,019
Why - Shawn Mendes

Why

40,661
404,728
Perfectly Wrong - Shawn Mendes

Perfectly Wrong

40,655
388,588
Particular Taste - Shawn Mendes

Particular Taste

39,445
356,482
Because I Had You - Shawn Mendes

Because I Had You

38,365
392,972
Mutual - Shawn Mendes

Mutual

37,852
405,939
Honest - Shawn Mendes

Honest

37,580
229,003
Mercy - Acoustic - Shawn Mendes

Mercy - Acoustic

36,620
163,108
Stitches - SeeB Remix - Shawn Mendes

Stitches - SeeB Remix

36,603
136,679
Lights On - Shawn Mendes

Lights On

35,174
230,251
When You're Ready - Shawn Mendes

When You're Ready

34,462
346,724
Kid in Love - Shawn Mendes

Kid in Love

34,191
202,885
Like This - Shawn Mendes

Like This

34,022
211,939
Queen - Shawn Mendes

Queen

33,792
288,305
Aftertaste - Shawn Mendes

Aftertaste

33,099
224,997
This Is What It Takes - Shawn Mendes

This Is What It Takes

30,743
188,899
Air - Shawn Mendes

Air

30,491
164,766
The Weight - Shawn Mendes

The Weight

30,374
229,045
Youth feat. Khalid - Shawn Mendes

Youth feat. Khalid

28,550
165,694
Understand - Shawn Mendes

Understand

26,919
152,304
Hold On - Shawn Mendes

Hold On

26,402
160,401