Artist 101: Shawn Mendes

Curious to know more about Canadian singer/songrwriter Shawn Mendes? You’ve come to the right place, as this is your go-to guide on Shawn!

When is his birthday?

August 8th, 1998

What is his most popular song?

“Treat You Better” was released as a single on June 6th, 2016, featured on his second studio album “Illuminate”.

What else do you need to know about Shawn Mendes?

After being discovered through his cover videos on Vine by Artist manager Andrew Gertler, Shawn signed with Island Records in January 2014 and later released his debut single “Life of the Party” in June. He became the youngest 15 year old to debut in the top 25 with a debut single on Billboard’s Hot 100, later moving up to the 24th spot. But prior to making music, he was a member of Magcon alongside other social media sensations.

Shawn later toured with Austin Mahone as a support act, and released his EP on July 28th that same year. His EP debuted at number five on the Billboard 200; selling 48,000 copies its first week of release. He later went on to win a Teen Choice Award for Webstar in the music category.

On April 14th, 2015 he released his debut album “Handwritten”, which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. His third single from the album “Stitches”, peaked at number four on the Billboard 100; becoming his first top 10 single in the US. The top peaked the top position on the Mainstream Top 40, and later became number one in the UK.

Shawn recorded a song titled “Believe” for Disney’s original movie “Descendants”. Later on that year, he supported Taylor Swift on her 1989 World Tour for dates all across North America. Even later on that year, Shawn and Fifth Harmony singer Camila Cabello released a collab single titled “I Know What You Did Last Summer”; the song included on “Handwritten Revisited”.

Shawn made a guest appearance on The CW’s hit TV show “The 100” for its third season premiere on January 21st, 2016. He later announced the tour dates (across North American and Europe) to his second headline tour “Shawn Mendes World Tour”. He then signed a contract with modelling agency Wilhelmina Models.

Shawn has been listed in Time’s 25 Most Influential Teens two years in a row (2014 and 2015), and made his first appearance in Forbes “30 Under 30” list. He released “Treat You Better” as the first single from his second studio album “Illuminate” in June, which reached the top 10 on the Billboard 100 and debuted at number one, on the Billboard 200.

In 2014, Shawn teamed up with and launched a campaign titled “Notes from Shawn”, which was inspired by the lyrics of his first single “Life of the Party”; addressing many issues from low self-esteem, depression, and self-harm. He also teamed up with Pencils of Promise and raised $25,000 to build a school in Ghana.

What are his social medias?

Twitter – @ShawnMendes

Facebook – @ShawnMendesOfficial

Instagram – @ShawnMendes

Youtube – @ShawnMendesVEVO

Official Website –

Written by Ellie Doe-Demosse

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