Shawn Mendes Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 16 Sep, 2018
Facts of Shawn Mendes
Date of Birth: 1998 , August-8
Age: 23 years old
Birth Nation: Canada
Height: 6 Feet 2 Inch
Name Shawn Mendes
Birth Name Shawn Peter Raul Mendes
Nick Name Shawn Mendes
Father Karen Mendes
Mother Manuel Mendes
Nationality Canadian
Birth Place/City Toronto, Ontario
Profession Singer
Net Worth $12 Million
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Canadian singer and songwriter, Shawn Mendes has achieved a commendable amount of success at a young age with his singing talent. He first came to limelight by posting song covers on the video-sharing application Vine. 

Mendes released his first single Life of the Party in June 2014 followed by an EP, which reached number 1 on the iTunes charts under 40 minutes upon being released. Mendes' full-length album Handwritten released in April 2015. The album peaked at No. 1 in both Canada and the USA. He became the first youngest solo artist to debut No. 1 since Justine Bieber's My World 2.0. 

Early Life, Age, Bio, And Education Of Shawn Mendes

Born as Shawn Peter Raul Mendes, on August 8, 1998, in Toronto, Canada, Shawn Mendes is the son of a real estate agent, Karen and businessman, Manuel Mendes.

Mendes belongs to Canadian nationality and ethnicity wise; he is of mixed ancestry with his mother being English and his father of Portuguese origin. He grew up in Pickering, Ontario, a Toronto suburb, along with his younger sister, Aaliyah.

He attended Pine Ridge Secondary School and while there he played ice hockey and soccer. At the time, he also took acting lessons. He graduated from the school in June 2016.

Shawn Mendes has cited Ed SheeranJohn Mayer, Justin Timberlake, and Bruno Mars as his musical influences. 

Shawn Mendes' Career

Early Career- 2016

Shawn Mendes, at the age of 13, learned to play guitar watching YouTube tutorial videos. After a year, he began posting six-second song covers on the video-sharing application Vine and was able to gain millions of views and followers within a few months on Vine. 

Mendes became third most-followed musician on Vine, in August 2014. In November 2013, he was discovered by manager Andrew Gertler. He started working with Island Records in January 2014.

Mendes started his music career professionally in May 2014 and released his first single Life of the Party on June 26, 2014. The single made him the youngest artist to land a debut single in the Top 25 of the Billboard Hot 100.

CAPTION: Singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes SOURCE: Wave Magazine

The same year, Mendes released his debut major label EP along with another up and coming young star Austin Mahone. The EP proved to be highly popular reaching at number five on Billboard 200. It sold 48K copies in its first week. The same year, he also won a Teen Choice award for Webstar in Music.

Mendes gained huge popularity after releasing his full-length album Handwritten, on April 14, 2015. The album peaked #1 in both Canada and the USA and sold over 100 thousand copies within its first week. He also became the first solo artist under 18 to have an album debut No. 1 since pop star Justin Bieber.

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Shawn Mendes’ fame grew further through his third single Stitches from the same album. The single hit #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and became his first top 10 single in the US. This single went viral, and it later reached number one in the UK too. He listed among Time's The 25 Most Influential Teens in 2014, 2015, and 2016.

In late 2015, he and former Fifth Harmony member Camila Cabello released their collaborative single, I Know What Did You Last Summer.


Mendes made his acting debut appearing on the third season of the science fiction drama TV series The 100, on January 21, 2016. He signed with the modeling agency Wilhelmina Models in early 2016. 

Mendes' lead single 'Treat You Better' from his second album Illuminate listed top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 and the UK Singles Chart and was certified triple platinum. On August 18, 2016, he released his second single Mercy that reached the top 20 in the US and the UK. It was also certified double platinum. 

He released Illuminate, his second studio album in September 2016. The album debuted #1 on the US Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 119,000 album-equivalent units, of which 106,000 copies were pure album sales.

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Shawn Mendes made his first musical guest appearance on Saturday Night Live on December 3, 2016. He released the single 'There's Nothing Holding Me Back' on April 20, 2017. The song reached the top 10 in the US, his third single to reach top 10 in the US. 

In March 2018, she released the lead single In My Blood- the main single from his self-titled studio album. He released the second single from his album- Lost in Japan on 23 March 2018. He got an opportunity to perform at a televised concert honoring the 92nd birthday of Queen Elizabeth II.

He released the third studio album, Shawn Mendes on 25 May 2018. It debuted at #1 on the US Billboard 200. This feat made Mendes the third youngest artist to collect three number-one albums.

Shawn Mendes' Net Worth-Income Sources

As of 2018, Shawn Mendes has an estimated net worth of around $12 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. His Illuminate World Tour grossed more than $32 million.

According to Billboard data, Mendes’ August 11-12 shows in Toronto alone made around $1.57 million. His first-word tour in 2015 grossed at least $3.8 million. In May 2017, he bought a house in his hometown Toronto, but he has not disclosed the expense in the house.

Mendes owns Ford Mustang GT worth around $100K and Jeep Wrangler priced around $88k. He makes $3.1k-$50.3K from his self-titled channel and $300.6k-$4.8 million from ShawnMendesVEVO

Mendes has two YouTube Channel. He started his self-titled YouTube Channel on January 18, 2011. As of 2018, his channel has 15 million + subscribers. Whereas he has 11 million+ subscribers on his another YouTube Channel, ShawnMendesVEVO, created in June 2014. 

His album sales:

Year Album Sold Copies Amazon (Audio CD)
2015 Handwritten 391,000 $15.99
2016 Illuminate 121,000 $26.8

Mendes stands at the height of 6 feet 2 inch (1.88m). 

Awards And Achievements

Mendes won several prestigious awards, including eight MTV Europe Music Awards, four iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards, an American Music Award. He received the Breakout Award at the SOCAN Awards in Toronto, in 2015. The following year, he also won a People's Choice Award for Favorite Breakout Artist.

Shawn Mendes' Charity Work

Mendes launched campaign Notes from Shawn along with They later re-launched the campaign for the second time in 2015 and for the third time in 2016. He also worked with a non-profit organization Pencils of Promise and helped to raise $25,000 to build a school in Ghana.

In collaboration with the American Red Cross, Mendes created the Mexico Earthquake Relief Fund, after the devastation of the earthquake in Mexico City, in September 2017. He donated $100,000 to help Mexico earthquake victims.

Shawn Mendes' Personal Life, Affair, Relationships And Girlfriend

Canadian singer Shawn Mendes is not dating anyone as of September 2018. He previously linked to few women from the Hollywood. 

Shawn Mendes was in a relationship with American model Hailey Baldwin. They reportedly dated for a couple for months from late 2017 to early 2018. But, they insisted they were just friends at functions and events. And, In July 2017, she confirmed her engagement with Baby singer Justin Bieber. 

CAPTION: Shawn Mendes and his friend Haily Baldwin SOURCE: Billboard

Since they started dating, Mendes and his two-year-older girlfriend Baldwin were spotted at several parties and concerts, including Daniel Caesar's show at The Danforth Music Hall in Toronto on 20th December. They also were seen together at an award function posing selfies with Rita Ora.

E! News reported,

It started out casual as they would run into each other at parties and hangout, but most recently it's become more serious. They are definitely dating and spend a lot of time together.

A few months ago they were sneaking out of public venues like Delilah while trying to not make a scene and now they have gone on private vacations to Europe. Their relationship has grown and they don't care if anyone sees them now.

Previously, Mendes reportedly dated Camila Cabello, Chloe Grace Moretz, and Bethany Mota.

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