Shawn Peter Raul Mendes is a Canadian singer-songwriter known for hit singles like “Stitches,” “If I Can’t Have You,” “Señorita,” “Treat You Better,” and “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back.” Shawn got his start in 2013 when he was just 15 years old, releasing cover videos on Vine. He gained a sizable following on the platform and was eventually recruited by Andrew Gertler from Island Records A&R. Not long after, young Shawn signed to Island and released his debut album in 2015.
A young star with an impressive voice and an amiable personality, Shawn has been a huge success since the release of Handwritten, his first album. He’s been cited on Time’s list of most influential people, received eight Juno Awards, appeared as a guest on an episode of Saturday Night Live, and much more. Read on to learn about his early life, career, and more.