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

267,480
2,388,652
Treat You Better - Shawn Mendes

Treat You Better

223,137
1,814,971
Mercy - Shawn Mendes

Mercy

157,211
1,143,327
In My Blood - Shawn Mendes

In My Blood

113,243
1,441,983
Life of the Party - Shawn Mendes

Life of the Party

89,269
575,109
Lost In Japan - Shawn Mendes

Lost In Japan

71,193
775,411
Something Big - Shawn Mendes

Something Big

65,977
394,290
Never Be Alone - Shawn Mendes

Never Be Alone

53,040
342,983
Ruin - Shawn Mendes

Ruin

51,306
286,704
Youth (feat. Khalid) - Shawn Mendes

Youth (feat. Khalid)

50,603
447,701
A Little Too Much - Shawn Mendes

A Little Too Much

48,268
233,209
Nervous - Shawn Mendes

Nervous

48,003
421,265
Three Empty Words - Shawn Mendes

Three Empty Words

42,825
197,782
Don't Be a Fool - Shawn Mendes

Don't Be a Fool

40,116
197,945
Lost In Japan - Remix - Shawn Mendes

Lost In Japan - Remix

36,455
209,769
Stitches - SeeB Remix - Shawn Mendes

Stitches - SeeB Remix

34,185
122,526
Roses - Shawn Mendes

Roses

33,748
177,080
Patience - Shawn Mendes

Patience

31,694
164,733
No Promises - Shawn Mendes

No Promises

31,555
182,646
Bad Reputation - Shawn Mendes

Bad Reputation

31,450
209,385
Fallin' All in You - Shawn Mendes

Fallin' All in You

30,502
294,632
Imagination - Shawn Mendes

Imagination

29,102
202,769
Youth feat. Khalid - Shawn Mendes

Youth feat. Khalid

28,438
164,771
Kid in Love - Shawn Mendes

Kid in Love

27,217
153,868
Honest - Shawn Mendes

Honest

26,870
156,938
Mercy - Acoustic - Shawn Mendes

Mercy - Acoustic

26,423
110,184
Aftertaste - Shawn Mendes

Aftertaste

25,561
169,596
Lights On - Shawn Mendes

Lights On

25,539
156,629
Like This - Shawn Mendes

Like This

25,072
144,401
This Is What It Takes - Shawn Mendes

This Is What It Takes

24,367
137,703
Air - Shawn Mendes

Air

24,070
125,233
The Weight - Shawn Mendes

The Weight

23,463
167,444
Particular Taste - Shawn Mendes

Particular Taste

23,089
186,256
Mutual - Shawn Mendes

Mutual

22,584
217,481
Why - Shawn Mendes

Why

22,415
193,149
Perfectly Wrong - Shawn Mendes

Perfectly Wrong

22,179
193,849
Because I Had You - Shawn Mendes

Because I Had You

21,852
201,507
Queen - Shawn Mendes

Queen

20,612
165,809
Strings - Shawn Mendes

Strings

20,341
127,242
Crazy - Shawn Mendes

Crazy

20,018
116,445
When You're Ready - Shawn Mendes

When You're Ready

19,835
169,324
Understand - Shawn Mendes

Understand

19,595
104,372
Hold On - Shawn Mendes

Hold On

18,645
104,915
Show You - Shawn Mendes

Show You

18,525
113,872