Shawn Mendes — Canadian singer and songwriter
Shawn Peter Raul Mendes was born on 8 August 1998, in Toronto. He has Portuguese and British roots.
When Shawn was 13 years old, he started learning how to play guitar using YouTube lessons. In a year, he started uploading his cover versions of popular songs on Vine. In a fairly short time, Mendes became very popular on the Internet. He collected millions of views. Soon, several music producers noticed the artist’s work and started following his activities.
In 2014, Shawn signed a contract with Island Records. In June, Mendes released his first official single "Life of the Party". The song was very successful. Shawn became the youngest singer whose single made it into top-25 on Billboard Hot 100. Shortly after that, the artist released his first EP, which he called The Shawn Mendes EP. The album featured 4 songs and debuted on the 5th spots on Billboard 200 and Canadian Albums Chart. It also reached top-40 in New Zealand.
The same year, Mendes won a Teen Choice Award in the "Choice Web Star: Music" category. He was also nominated for two more categories. In November, Shawn released a new song “Something Big”, which was the second official single from the upcoming album. It reached the 80th spot on Billboard Hot 100 and high positions on Canadian, Slovakian, and British charts. Later, the song was certified platinum in the USA and Canada.