Shawn Mendes was born in 1998 in Toronto, Canada. From Portuguese and English parents, his good looks and mix of Ed Sheeran meets Justin Bieber’s musical style, garnered him a large fan base at a very young age. At 15, he was signed by Island Records. His debut studio album Handwritten delivered three hit singles: “Life of the Party”, “Something Big, and “Stitches.” “Life of the Party” entered the Billboard 100 singles chart at number 24, making Mendes the youngest artist to land a debut single in the Top 25.
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A man with a musical mission, his single “Believe” landed on the soundtrack for the Disney Channel musical Descendants and he collaborated with Camila Cabello on the song “I Know What You Did Last Summer” which reached the Top 20 on the U.S. and Canadian Hot 100 charts. Mendes’ second album, Illuminate debuted at number one in the U.S. and Canada, achieving platinum status. On his world tour in 2017, he notched another Top Ten single in “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back.”
In the spring of 2018, Shawn performed the single “In My Blood”, from his eponymous third album, Shawn Mendes, at a concert for Queen Elizabeth II’s 92nd birthday at the Royal Albert Hall in London. He just keeps on churning them out. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. Mendes, a young musical maestro, is an inspiration to us all.
“My advice to anyone with a dream is to never stop pursuing it.” – Shawn Mendes