Shawn MendesShawn Mendes is a Canadian singer, songwriter, actor, and model. Shawn received recognition through the Stitches, Treat You Better and There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back hits.
Childhood and familyShawn Peter Raul Mendes was born on August 8, 1998, in Toronto, the largest city in Canada. His mother, Englishwoman Karen Mendes (née Rayment) works as a real estate agent. Shawn’s father, Portuguese Manuel Mendes is a businessman, who sells bar and restaurant supplies. Shawn has a younger sister named Aliyah.
MusicThanks to the six-second music videos, the young singer achieved wild popularity in a matter of months. By the middle of 2014, he became the third most popular musician on Vine video hosting. Soon Shawn got an agent, with the help of whom he signed a contract with Island Records. Such artists as Bon Jovi, The Killers, Lady Sovereign, Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez and other famous artists collaborate with the record company.
Later Mendes’s life was filled with usual events for any musician - concerts, tours, and rehearsals. Listeners, especially the young audience, adored Shawn and very warmly welcomed his debut album, the Handwritten (2015), filled with energetic and inspiring music in the pop and pop-folk styles.
In one of his interviews, Shawn told that his work was greatly influenced by Jon Mayer, Ed Sheeran and Justin Timberlake, as well as Led Zeppelin and several reggae artists his parents adored.
In December 2018 the singer released the EP The Album (Remixes). The mini-album included remixes of his Where Were You in the Morning? with DJ Kaytranada, Why with American singer Leon Bridges and Youth with Canadian actress Jessie Reyes.