October 1, 2022
Shawn Mendes

Shawn Mendes Biography and Family, The Most Influential Teens

Have you ever met with Shawn Mendes? Shawn Mendes is a well known singer and songwriter. He comes from Canadian. He is one of the most influential teens in the world.

Mendes was born in Ontario, (August 8, 1998). His father, Manual Mendes, is a businessman. His mother, Karen, is a real estate agent. Aaliyah is his younger brother. His family is a religious family.

Mendes really likes music and learned it more. In 2012 he learned how to play guitar. He just watched a tutorial from Youtube. Almost in a year, then he posted several cover videos. He gained many followers on Youtube. One of his popular cover songs is “As Long as You Love Me” which got more than 10.000 likes. By his fans, he was dubbed as the next Justin Bieber, but his acoustic more aligned with Ed Sheeran (his idol).

In 2014, he recorded as the 3rd most followed on Vine. In April, Mendes won A Great Big World contest, categorized for Best Cover Song.

For his adorable vocals, Mendes was noted by Andrew Gertler. Andrew was interesting for his vocal ability. Then Mendes truly started his music career when he definitely signed to Island (guided by Andrew).

Shawn Mendes

In 2014 (June), Mendes released the single, “Life of the Party”. That was the first single which made him the youngest to debut on Billboard Hot 100. It scored number 24 for the week. He also joined the Magcon Tour and became the opening act of Austin Mahone.

In 2015, Mendes successfully released “Handwritten”. The album scored number #1 on the Billboard chart. He had a brilliant way which sold 106.000 copies in just a week and 119.000 equivalent units. The he noted as the youngest to reached number #1 since Justin Bieber (My World). In the same year, Mendes participated on the World Tour of Taylor Swift and became an opener. He also collaborated with Camila Cabelo.

For the next album, “Stitches”, as well as before, well received. It scored number #4 on Billboard Hot. The song reached number #1 in the U.K. The most incredible he achieved was listed on Time’s, he noted as one of the most influential teens in 2014. Again, in 2015, he was still one of the most influential teens.

In 2016, he released the album, “Illuminate”, including several singles such as, “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back”, and “Treat You Better”. Those were reaching number 10 in a few countries. In 2018, he released the album, “Shawn Mendes” including the lead single, “In My Blood”. The album scored number one in the U.S. Next year, he released “Senorita” and “If I Can’t Have You”. Those singles scored number #1 on Billboard 100.

In the year of  2020, he became the youngest male artist with four studio albums who reached the top Billboard 200.

Mendes has no doubt about his voice and ability. He has been described as a folk-pop singer. He has won awards so crazy, including MTV Europe Music (11 awards), SOCAN (18 awards), Grammy Award (3 nominations), Juno (10 awards), American Music (2 awards), iHeartRadio (8 awards), BMI (5 awards), MTV Video Music (2 awards). He is noted as the most influential person in the world  (100 annual list).