Shawn Peter Raul Mendes was born on 8 August 1988 in Toronto, Canada. His parents are Karen Mendes and Manuel Mendes. Shawn’s mother, Karen, has English nationality and she is working as real estate agent. Manuel Mendes, Shawn’s father, has Portuguese nationality and he is a businessman selling bar and restaurant supplies. Manuel Mendes came in Canada with his parents when they decided to leave Lagos. Karen and Manuel have 2 children, Shawn Mendes having one younger sister – Aaliyah Mendes. Aaliyah Mendes is popular too on Vine app.
Mendes family lives in Pickering, Ontario. Both children grown up there, in Pickering, Ontario and they attended same school – Pine Ridge Secondary School . During school years, Shawn had also extracurricular activities. He loved sport activities, so he played soccer and ice hockey. Other of his extracurricular activities was the participation at acting classes. Shawn has completed the last school years by online courses and graduated with his class in June 2016.
Shawn Mendes became famous in 2013 due his musical career. He is a well known Canadian singer and songwriter.
Shawn’s career started in 2012 when he learned to play guitar through YouTube online courses. After almost one year he was playing very well at the guitar and started to post cover songs on the social video app Vine. His first cover was a Justin Bieber’s song “As Long As You Love Me” which got 10 000 likes and a lot of followers in the next day after it was online. Shawn continued to post cover songs of many popular artists and in few months he won millions of views and followers. In August 2014 he was the third most-followed musician on Vine app. Shawn’s musical career started in November 2013, when the artist manager Andrew Gertler discovered and brought him to Island Record ( January 2014).
In April 2014, Shawn Mendes wins the “Best Cover Song” contest with the cover “Say Something” and signs officially to Island in May 2014.
After one year, on 14 April 2015, Shawn released his first album “ Handwritten” , which has been sold in 106 000 copies in its first week, after releasing. The song “Stitches”, from “Handwritten” album , gained number four on the US Billboard Hot 100 and was in the top of first 10 singles in the US. Later, “Stitches” song became number one on the Adult Pop Songs, Adult Contemporary charts and also in the UK.
On 23 September 2016, Shawn Mendes released his second album “Illuminate” through Island Records and Universal Music Group. “Illuminate” album is containing different music genres as pop, rock, blues and the first single from this album was “Treat You Better” . With this single, Shawn reached again the number one on the Adult Pop Songs and Adult Contemporary charts, the single being certified with triple platinum. “Mercy” song was the second single from “Illuminate” album which also reached the top 20 in the US and UK and has been certified with double platinum.
Currently, Shawn is working at his third album and during this year he launched 2 singles from his upcoming album : “In My Blood” and “Lost in Japan”.
Up to now, in his 4 years of musical career, Shawn Mendes had three concert tours (ShawnsFirstHeadlines, Shawn Mendes World Tour and Illuminate World Tour ) and he won several awards (13 SOCAN awards, three BMI Awards, three Juno Awards, eight MTV Europe Music Award, eight iHeartRadio MMVAs, and two American Music Awards) .
Shwan is describing himself as pop and folk singer having as main musical influences John Mayer, Ed Sheeran, and Justin Timberlake songs. His childhood music was country music and reggae music ( Led Zeppelin, Garth Brooks artists). Media named him as “the next Justin Bieber” – both of them being Canadian, successful singers and very good looking.
In 2017, Shwan Mendes was the image of Emporio Armani and promoted the smartwatches EA Connected.
Starting with 2014, Shawn Mendes has involved also in philanthropy causes. One of the campaign was launched with DoSomething.org under the name “Notes from Shawn”. This campaign was encouraging fans to write Shawn positive notes and let them in unexpected places and the purpose was to help people in depression. Shawn Mendes revealed in public about his own problems of anxiety disorder.
Other campaign launched by Shawn was in collaboration with Pencils of Promise, non-profit organization, and he succeeded to raise $25,000 in order to build a school in Ghana.
In his personal life, Shawn Mendes declared that he didn’t have a girlfriend up to now even there were some affair rumors about him and Camila Cabello, after they had a collaboration in 2015 and released the song “I know what you did last summer”. Shawn denied that rumors. Many times, Shawn was accused by media that he is gay and his reply come in a video YouTube where he declared: “First of all, I’m not gay,” “Second of all, it shouldn’t make a difference if I was or if I wasn’t. The focus should be on the music and not my sexuality.”
Other aspect of his personal life is that he likes the tattoos and he has already two tattoos : one is in the shape of love and his mother has one identic too and the other is a guitar-shaped tattoo ( his preferred musical instrument).
Pine Ridge Secondary School
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- Full Name : Shawn Peter Raul Mendes
- Nickname : Shawn Mendes
- Occupation:Singer, Songwriter
- Age: 20 years old (in 2018)
- Date of Birth: 08 August 1998
- Place of Birth: Toronto, Canada
- Gender: Male
- Star: Leo
- Eye color: Light Brown
- Hair color: Dark Brown
- Nationality: Canadian
- Height in feet: 6 ft 2 in
- Height in cm: 188 cm
- Weight in kg: 83 kg
- Weight in pounds: 183lbs
- Chest size : 38 in / 96.5 cm
- Arms / Biceps – 14 in / 35.5 cm
- Waist Size : 31 in / 79 cm
- Parents: Karen Mendes and Manuel Mendes
- Siblings: one sister, Aaliyah Mendes
- Children:George Alexander Louis, Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, Louis Arthur Charles
- Dating/girlfriend : no
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