The Rising Star: Shawn Mendes

Social Media Sensation

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The Story

Shawn was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and was raised in Pickering, a suburb of the city. He first started posting cover videos on the popular social video app called Vine in 2013 and picked up millions of views and followers in a matter of months, becoming well known for his six-second snippets of renditions of many popular songs, he also posted covers on YouTube. Artist manager Andrew Gertler discovered Mendes online in January 2014, bringing him to Island Records where he eventually signed and released his first single "Life of the Party" in June 2014. He is the youngest artist to debut in the top 25 with a debut song on the Billboard Hot 100, debuting at number 24 for the week ending July 12, 2014 at 15 years, 11 months and 4 days of age.

Prior to his signing, Mendes toured as a member of the MagCon Tour alongside other young artists and social media sensations. Mendes also is currently on a nationwide tour with Austin Mahone and released his debut major label EP in July, with a debut album due out later in 2014. He also won the Teen Choice award in 2014 for Music Webstar.

Life On The Road

Shawn Mendes - "Life On The Road" Episode I

Some of my favorite Covers he has done

Free Fallin' - Shawn Mendes (Cover)
Hunter Hayes - Wanted (Shawn Mendes Cover)
"I See Fire" Intro - Shawn Mendes (Cover)

Find Him on Social Media

Vine- Shawn Mendes

Twitter- @ShawnMendes

Instagram- @ShawnMendes


Yo- Shawn Mendes

Youtude- Shawn Mendes

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