Shawn Mendes is a songwriter and singer from Canada. He is a successful singer thanks to his melodious voice, his soulful performances and dashing personality. He became famous by posting videos of his song covers on Vine. That was back in 2013. Soon after he shared the videos of his singing covers, he began to attract many followers.
Soon after, an artist manager Andrew Gertler and Island Records A&R Ziggy Chareton caught his attention and he decided to sign Shawn into a deal with a record label.
He first released an EP in the year 2014. He further released his debut album in 2015 with the title: Handwritten. Its famous single ‘Stitches’ was included in top 10 in US and Canada. Stitches topped at number 1 in the UK. He started to work immediately on his second album after the release of his first album. He released the second album in the year 2016 with the title: Illuminate.
The single Treat You Better was released prior to the release of album. His both albums came out successful and went to the top of US Billboard 200. This made Mendes one of the five artists to ever top the US Billboard before he was eighteen. She has gone to three world torus namely: ShawnsFirstHeadlines, Illuminate World Tour and Shawn Mendes World Tour.
Early Life and career
Mendes was born in Toronto on 8th August, 1998. His mother Karen was a real estate agent while his father Manuel Mandis was a businessman. He used to sell restaurant and bar supplies in Toronto. He went to the Pine Ridge Secondary School and was raised in Pickering, Ontario. Mendes loved music since he entered teenage. At the age of 13, he started to play guitar by learning it from YouTube tutorial videos.
In less than a year, he started to post his cover videos on Vine and got huge fan base in just about few months. He became well-known for his 6 second video snippets. Later he released his first single Life of a Party in 2014 and became the first ever youngest guy to make it to the US Billboard Hot 100 of his debut work getting to number 24 of the week.
He has also been a part of the Magcon tour. It is a touring group of many Viners who became famous. They toured many major parts of the US and interacted with fans. The group, however, broke after the tour ended.
His first album sold 106,000 copies in the first week of its release. It was certified platinum
In the year 2014, Shawn launched DoSomething.com with a campaign to end depression and anxiety and lower self-harm. It was re-launched the next year and also for the third year in a row. Shawn has also raised money to build a school in Ghana.
Net Worth of Shawn Mendes
Shawn has made a huge amount of money out of his career so far. His net worth is estimated to be 12 million US Dollars.