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.

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