Artist: Shawn Mendes Bio

25 Jul 2014, 21:11  23,588,933  611,188

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

279,451
2,493,645
Treat You Better - Shawn Mendes

Treat You Better

237,142
1,942,519
Mercy - Shawn Mendes

Mercy

169,599
1,241,284
In My Blood - Shawn Mendes

In My Blood

130,782
1,633,787
Life of the Party - Shawn Mendes

Life of the Party

94,140
614,785
Lost In Japan - Shawn Mendes

Lost In Japan

89,050
967,669
Something Big - Shawn Mendes

Something Big

69,140
418,263
Youth (feat. Khalid) - Shawn Mendes

Youth (feat. Khalid)

61,612
541,671
Never Be Alone - Shawn Mendes

Never Be Alone

58,951
391,746
Nervous - Shawn Mendes

Nervous

55,505
505,663
Ruin - Shawn Mendes

Ruin

54,751
315,924
if I can't have you - Shawn Mendes

if I can't have you

52,411
612,252
A Little Too Much - Shawn Mendes

A Little Too Much

51,823
259,446
Lost In Japan - Remix - Shawn Mendes

Lost In Japan - Remix

48,341
296,140
Three Empty Words - Shawn Mendes

Three Empty Words

45,827
217,066
Don't Be a Fool - Shawn Mendes

Don't Be a Fool

43,419
219,633
Fallin' All In You - Shawn Mendes

Fallin' All In You

39,762
401,894
Roses - Shawn Mendes

Roses

37,965
203,890
Bad Reputation - Shawn Mendes

Bad Reputation

35,777
244,883
No Promises - Shawn Mendes

No Promises

34,863
217,677
Stitches - SeeB Remix - Shawn Mendes

Stitches - SeeB Remix

34,630
125,204
Patience - Shawn Mendes

Patience

34,580
197,439
Imagination - Shawn Mendes

Imagination

32,316
226,446
Honest - Shawn Mendes

Honest

29,847
176,797
Kid in Love - Shawn Mendes

Kid in Love

29,143
168,261
Mercy - Acoustic - Shawn Mendes

Mercy - Acoustic

29,133
124,408
Lights On - Shawn Mendes

Lights On

28,501
177,673
Youth feat. Khalid - Shawn Mendes

Youth feat. Khalid

28,495
164,952
Particular Taste - Shawn Mendes

Particular Taste

28,145
244,363
Like This - Shawn Mendes

Like This

27,628
162,295
Aftertaste - Shawn Mendes

Aftertaste

27,621
185,700
Perfectly Wrong - Shawn Mendes

Perfectly Wrong

27,618
258,598
Why - Shawn Mendes

Why

27,487
255,707
Mutual - Shawn Mendes

Mutual

27,142
281,538
Because I Had You - Shawn Mendes

Because I Had You

26,718
264,679
This Is What It Takes - Shawn Mendes

This Is What It Takes

26,124
152,206
Air - Shawn Mendes

Air

25,850
135,185
The Weight - Shawn Mendes

The Weight

25,055
194,163
Queen - Shawn Mendes

Queen

24,873
208,606
When You're Ready - Shawn Mendes

When You're Ready

24,284
223,756
Strings - Shawn Mendes

Strings

21,991
139,658
Understand - Shawn Mendes

Understand

21,728
117,359
Crazy - Shawn Mendes

Crazy

21,563
128,519
Hold On - Shawn Mendes

Hold On

20,861
119,885