Sean Peter Raul Mendez ( Engl. By Shawn Mendes is by Peter by Raul ; b. On August 8 1998 ) – Canadian singer, songwriter and model. Mendes was born in Toronto , Ontario , Canada to Karen Rayment, a real estate agent, and Manuel Mendes, a businessman. His father is Portuguese (from the Algarve ) and his mother is English . He has a younger sister named Alia. Mendes grew up in Pickering , Ontario, where he attended Pine Ridge School.
Mendes started out by making cover versions of famous songs and posting them on Vine , thanks to which he gained a lot of fans. He has often been compared to Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber . Later Mendes participated in MagCon round together with other young artists, has become famous thanks to social networks. In 2014, Sean signed a contract with record label Island Records , that same year released his debut single, « Life of the Party ». Although the American radio stations initially ignored it, the song of the 15-year-old singer still ended up at number 24 on the Billboard Hot 100., making Mendes the youngest performer to have a debut single in the Top 25. The song was also featured in The Shawn Mendes EP , a four-track EP that sold over 100,000 copies and peaked at number five on the Billboard charts  .
Mendes’ full-length debut album, Handwritten , was released on April 14, 2015, shortly after the single ” Something Big “. The album sold well and debuted at # 1 on the charts in Canada and the United States. In 2015, Mendes’ song “Believe” was included on the soundtrack of the Disney Channel fantasy musical “The Descendants “. In May and October 2015 Mendes spoke at the opening for Taylor Swift at her concert in North America as part of their world tour ” 1989 “.
On November 20, 2015, Mendes’ debut album was reissued as Handwritten Revisited . It includes five live recordings and four new songs, including the song « I of Know for What Did You of Last Summer », written and performed by Sean paired with Camilla Cabello from the group Fifth the Harmony. In January 2016, Mendes played a cameo in the television series The Hundred , where he sang the song Add It Up by the Violent Femmes. At the same time, his single ” Stitches ” reached number one in the British hit parade. Also in January 2016, Sean signed a contract with the Wilhelmina modeling agency. In March 2016 Mendes went into a new concert tour in North America and Europe as the headliner.
In 2016, the second studio album, Illuminate , was released , which debuted at # 1 in the US and Canada.
On March 22, 2018, the single “In My Blood” was released, followed by the song “Lost in Japan”. On May 25, 2018, Mendes’s third album, Shawn Mendes , was released, which included 14 tracks. Immediately after its release, the album reached number one on the charts in Austria , Belgium , Canada , the Netherlands , Spain , USA and Switzerland .
On March 7, 2019, Shawn Mendes began the “Shawn Mendes: The Tour” tour in support of the third album. The first concert took place in Amsterdam , and the last one will take place on December 21, 2019 in Mexico City . The tour will host a total of 104 shows, of which 27 are in Europe , 49 in North America , 7 in Asia , 9 in Oceania and 12 in Latin America .
On May 3, 2019, the single ” If I Can’t Have You ” was released, the announcement of which Mendes posted on May 1 on his social networks.
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