Shawn Mendes is a Canadian singer and songwriter. He gained a following in 2013, posting song covers on the video-sharing application Vine. The following year, he caught the attention of artist manager Andrew Gertler and Island Records A&R Ziggy Chareton, which led to him signing a deal with the record label. He has since released three studio albums, headlined three world tours, and received several nominations and awards.
Shawn Peter Raul Mendes
Vocals, Guitar, Piano
Birthday / Date of Birth
Shawn Mendes was born on 8 August 1988 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
He is currently 20 years old.
Shawn has Portuguese ancestry on his father’s side while he is of English descent on his mother’s side.
He was brought up in Pickering, Ontario, where he went to Pine Ridge Secondary School.
- Father – Manuel Mendes (Businessman)
- Mother – Karen Mendes (Real Estate Agent)
- Siblings – Aaliyah Mendes (Younger Sister) (Instagram Star)
- Others – Peter G. Rayment (Maternal Grandfather), Suzanne C. M. Collins (Maternal Grandmother)
Girlfriend / Spouse
Shawn has dated –
- Hailey Baldwin (2017-2018) – In October 2017, model Hailey Baldwin and Shawn were first linked with each other. They didn’t accept their relationship but were seen together. In March 2018, Hailey during an interview with Us Weekly told that she was single. During the entire duration of the relationship, the couple neither accepted nor denied the relationship rumors.
- In feet – 6 feet 2 inches
- In centimeters – 188 cm
- In meters – 1.88 m
- In Kilograms – 83 kg
- In Pounds – 183 lbs
- Measurements – 38-14-31
- Chest – 38 inches
- Biceps – 14 inches
- Waist – 31 inches
She wears a size 11.5 (US) shoe.
Shawn Mendes became a known face when he started posting song covers on Vine. After his stunning performances were seen by the artist managers, Andrew Gertler and Ziggy Chareton (Island Records A&R), it helped him to his first official deal with the record label. Since he entered Island Records, he became even more popular especially after the release of his debut single “Life of the Party”.
Shawn debuted his first Extended Play, The Shawn Mendes EP on July 28, 2014. He released his first official debut album, Handwritten on April 14, 2015 by Island Records. The album comprised a total of 12 tracks with a total running time of 39 minutes and 29 seconds. It went #1 in Canada, Norway, and U.S. with estimated sales of 14,000 in Canada, and 189,000 album sales in U.S.
No films yet.
As an actor, Mendes has appeared in a sci-fi drama show The 100 as a guest star (playing Macallan) in 2016. As a musical guest, he first appeared in 2014 on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Shawn hasn’t endorsed any of the brands but, he has appeared in a Disney commercial.
Awards & Nominations
Mendes has received several nominations and awards. He won 13 Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) awards, 10 MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA), eight iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards (MMVA), eight Juno Awards, three BMI Awards, two American Music Awards, and the Allan Slaight Honour from Canada’s Walk of Fame. He was nominated for two Grammy Awards.
Shawn Mendes Favorites
- Favorite Food – Chinese Food, Chocolate Chip Muffins
- Favorite Color – Green
Shawn Mendes Net worth
Shawn Mendes has estimated net worth of $13 million dollars as of 2019. This 19 year old musician has made majority of his fortune before turning 18. Shot to fame at his younger age, his earnings come from singing, album sales. world tour and sponsors.
Social Media Portfolio
- Facebook – Shawn Mendes
- Instagram – shawnmendes
- Twitter – Shawn Mendes
- YouTube Channel – Shawn Mendes
Some Lesser Known Facts About Shawn Mendes
- Shawn acquired international fame and recognition when he began posting videos on Vine. In matter of months, he amassed millions of fans.
- Mendes has referred John Mayer, Ed Sheeran, Justin Timberlake and Bruno Mars as his musical influences.
- In November 2013, he won the “Face of the Future” award from his high school.
- In 2014, Mendes and DoSomething.org launched their campaign called “Notes from Shawn” where fans were encouraged to write positive notes and leave them in unexpected places.
- In 2015, he was associated with Camila Cabello, who was then a member of band Fifth Harmony, and released a collaborative single “I Know What You Did Last Summer”.
- Mendes was listed among Time’s The 25 Most Influential Teens for three consecutive years, 2014, 2015 and 2016.
- Mendes has received several awards and nominations, including eight MTV Europe Music Awards, four iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards, and the Allan Slaight Honour from Canada’s Walk of Fame.
- In 2016, he received a People’s Choice Award for Favorite Breakout Artist.
- In June 2017, Mendes walked the runway during the “Emporio Armani Spring 2018” show held in Milan, Italy.
- In September 2017, after witnessing the devastation of the earthquake in Mexico City, Mendes created the Mexico Earthquake Relief Fund in conjunction with the American Red Cross and donated $100,000 towards relief efforts.
- In July 2018, photographs of Mendes wearing the new EA Connected smartwatches were published on social media.
- In October 2018, Mendes, together with producer Teddy Geiger, released a cover of “Under Pressure” by the British rock band Queen and David Bowie.
- In February 16, 2019, Mendes announced that he was the latest brand ambassador for Calvin Klein’s #MyCalvins campaign.
- Visit Shawn’s official website @ shawnmendesofficial.com.