Shawn Mendes, a 17 year old Canadian artist and internet sensation, recently rose to fame with his hit single “Life of the Party”. He was first recognized on Youtube and Vine from popular vine artist such as Magnon Boys, Nash Grier and Cameron Dallas. Within 40 minutes of him releasing his self-titled EP it reached number one on the iTunes charts in June 2014, when he was only the age of 15.
He was raised in Pickering to a Portuguese father and an English mother along with a sister, Aaliyah, who is also a successful vine artist. His hobby was making covers to songs and uploaded them on YouTube and Vine. He said that he once asked his sister to record a 6 second vine of him singing the chorus to Justin Bieber’s “As Long as You Love Me” and it ‘blew up’ overnight and quickly hit 200 000 followers.
He won Choice Song: Male Artist at the Teen Choice Awards in 2015 for his song, “Stitches” and a People’s Choice Award for Favourite Breakthrough Artist. He soon became one of the biggest Canadian Artists and the media loves to see what he is up to.
We look forward to seeing all the things Shawn Mendes will be up to in the future!