All about SHAWN MENDES
1 Shawn Peter Raul Mendes was born on August 8, 1998 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 2 He started posting short videos singing covers of songs when he was 15 and quickly gained millions of followers! 3 Alongside a group of social media stars, Shawn toured as part of Magcon before signing a record deal in 2014. 4 Shawn’s first single, ‘Life of the Party’ was a smash hit and earned him the title of the youngest singer to ever debut in the US Billboard Hot 100’s Top 25. 5 Not only does this superstar sing, he plays piano and guitar too and actually taught himself guitar by watching YouTube videos! 6 He’s a big Ed Sheeran fan. Ed once flew him all the way to LA to have dinner together. Cute! 7 Shawn won the 2014 Teen Choice Award for Webstar in Music. 8 Secret talent alert! Shawn’s obsessed with languages and is learning how to speak Spanish AND French. Wow! 9 The young singer is also a great songwriter, lending his hand to almost all of the hits on his first album, Handwritten. The album went to #1 on the Canadian and US charts in its first week and included the pop hit, ‘Stitches ’! 10 The talented teen loves the beach but is afraid of deep water. Eeek! 11 He gets a sounder sleep on his tour bus than in any hotel and even has a special pair of slippers he keeps on the bus. 12 Shawn’s second album, Illuminate, was just as successful as his first also reaching #1 on the US Billboard charts in its first week! 13 Look out! Shawn is hitting Aussie & NZ shores this November and December with his Illuminate world tour and will be performing in Auckland, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.