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

252,726
2,249,432
Treat You Better - Shawn Mendes

Treat You Better

203,620
1,637,842
Mercy - Shawn Mendes

Mercy

142,679
1,011,468
In My Blood - Shawn Mendes

In My Blood

85,318
1,118,090
Life of the Party - Shawn Mendes

Life of the Party

84,129
531,062
Something Big - Shawn Mendes

Something Big

62,274
362,080
Lost In Japan - Shawn Mendes

Lost In Japan

50,109
511,849
Ruin - Shawn Mendes

Ruin

47,188
248,946
Never Be Alone - Shawn Mendes

Never Be Alone

46,358
287,580
A Little Too Much - Shawn Mendes

A Little Too Much

43,911
203,751
Three Empty Words - Shawn Mendes

Three Empty Words

39,177
174,042
Don't Be a Fool - Shawn Mendes

Don't Be a Fool

36,250
170,497
Nervous - Shawn Mendes

Nervous

34,922
272,132
Stitches - SeeB Remix - Shawn Mendes

Stitches - SeeB Remix

33,495
118,707
Youth (feat. Khalid) - Shawn Mendes

Youth (feat. Khalid)

29,885
292,086
Roses - Shawn Mendes

Roses

29,055
142,831
Patience - Shawn Mendes

Patience

28,268
141,199
No Promises - Shawn Mendes

No Promises

27,695
154,500
Youth feat. Khalid - Shawn Mendes

Youth feat. Khalid

27,198
153,963
Bad Reputation - Shawn Mendes

Bad Reputation

26,864
170,179
Imagination - Shawn Mendes

Imagination

25,508
172,089
Kid in Love - Shawn Mendes

Kid in Love

24,953
137,137
Honest - Shawn Mendes

Honest

23,550
133,698
Aftertaste - Shawn Mendes

Aftertaste

23,104
150,934
Mercy - Acoustic - Shawn Mendes

Mercy - Acoustic

22,371
86,759
This Is What It Takes - Shawn Mendes

This Is What It Takes

22,207
120,537
Lights On - Shawn Mendes

Lights On

22,186
130,730
Air - Shawn Mendes

Air

21,958
110,290
Like This - Shawn Mendes

Like This

21,930
120,616
The Weight - Shawn Mendes

The Weight

21,515
143,042
Fallin' All In You - Shawn Mendes

Fallin' All In You

18,445
159,113
Strings - Shawn Mendes

Strings

18,412
112,272
Crazy - Shawn Mendes

Crazy

18,069
102,220
Understand - Shawn Mendes

Understand

17,042
86,919
Show You - Shawn Mendes

Show You

16,951
102,190
Particular Taste - Shawn Mendes

Particular Taste

16,087
115,329
Hold On - Shawn Mendes

Hold On

16,073
86,281
Why - Shawn Mendes

Why

15,686
115,002
Mutual - Shawn Mendes

Mutual

15,412
129,258
Because I Had You - Shawn Mendes

Because I Had You

15,100
116,123
Perfectly Wrong - Shawn Mendes

Perfectly Wrong

14,737
114,685
Queen - Shawn Mendes

Queen

14,625
102,360
When You're Ready - Shawn Mendes

When You're Ready

13,719
99,751