Shawn Mendes Biography

Updated On Dec 24, 2017 Published On May 12, 2016
Facts of Shawn Mendes
Date of Birth: 1998 , August-8
Birth Nation: Canada
Height: 6 Feet
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Shawn Mendes started dating Victoria's Secret model, Hailey Baldwin since October 2017. They were first seen kissing and cuddling behind the scenes at the 2017 MTV EMA's after party in London.

He is now aged 19 years old and his height is six feet. His nationality is Canadian and is of Portuguese and English descent.

Shawn was raised in Pickering, Ontario and there he got enrolled at Pine Ridge Secondary School. His musical interest induced since his childhood days. He is also talented in playing guitar and piano. He grew up listening to John Mayer, Ed Sheeran, Justin Timberlake and Bruno Mars and they are his musical idol. He began singing since his early teens. In 2012, he uploaded his cover song in Vine and after this, his popularity and fame were acclaimed. His talent was well appreciated by Andrew Gertler brought him to the Island Records and they offered him a recording contract.

In May 2014, he officially signed for Island and on June 26, 2014, released his first single Life of the Party, which brought him to the spot 24 as the youngest debut in the top 25 on the US Billboard Hot 100.  On April 14, 2015, he released his first album Handwritten, which made it to no 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 106,000 copies in its first week and the album was platinum certified.

In August 2017, he became the first, under 20 artist, to have 3 number, There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back, Stitches, Treat You Better, 1 songs on Billboard's Adult Pop Songs Chart.

His net worth is as of 2017-18, is around $12 million. 

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Born in Toronto, Ontario

August 8 , 1998

An emerging singing talent, Shawn Mendes was born by the name Shawn Peter Raul Mendes at the end of 1990s Toronto, Ontario, Canada to Karen and Manuel Mendes. He was raised in upper middle class family. He is of white ethnicity.

Began sharing cover songs in Vine

2012

His musical interest induced since his childhood days. He is also talented in playing guitar and piano. He began singing since his early teens. In 2012, he uploaded his cover song in an application Vine and after this popular and fame became acclaimed.

Released his first EP, The Shawn Mendes EP

July 28 , 2014

He released several singles like Life of the Party, Something Big and so on in 2014. He also recorded his debut EP in 2014 and it was released on 28th of July 2014 under the title The Shawn Mendes EP.

Released his debut album, Handwritten

April 14 , 2015

Shawn Mendes is a talented singer and songwriter from Canada. He began recording his debut album in 2014 and his debut album was finally released on 14th of April 2015 under the title Handwritten. Handwritten Revisited was released at the end of 2015. 

Won Teen Choice Award

2014

In 2014, he got nominated in Teen Choice Awards for Choice Viner, Choice Web Star: Male and Choice Web Star: Music. He was honored with this award from his later nomination. He also won this award in 2015. 

Won Shorty Awards

2015

He has also once been nominated in Shorty Awards and that was in 2015. He was also honored with this award that year for Vine Musician. In 2015, he also got his first nomination in Canadian Radio Music Awards. 

Won Much Music Video Awards

2015

In 2015, he was awarded with Much Music Video Awards for Fan Fave Video. He also got nominated in this award for Best Pop Video, Fan Fave Artist or Group and Most Buzzworthy Canadian. In 2016, he was honored with Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards.