Shawn Mendes Biography

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Name:  Edward Christopher Sheeran

Born:  August 8, 1998 (age 23) Pickering, Ontario, Canada

Occupation:  Singer-songwriter, Record producer

Years active:  2013 - Present

Genres:  Pop, Folk-pop, Pop rock

Instruments:  Vocals, Guitar

Zodiac Sign:  Leo

Labels:  Island, Universal Music Canada

Father:  Manuel Mendes (Businessman)

Mother:  Karen Mendes (Real Estate agent)

Brother(s):  None

Sister(s):  Aaliyah Mendes


1998:  Born and raised in Pickering, Ontario.

2012:  Self-learned playing guitar by watching YouTube tutorial videos

2013:  Posted a cover from Justin Bieber's "As Long as You Love Me" on the social video app Vin.

January 2014:  Won Ryan Seacrest's "Best Cover Song" contest with "Say Something".

June 2014:  Released his first single titled "Life of the Party" and became the youngest to debut in the top 25 on the US Billboard Hot 100. 

July 2014:  Released major label EP. Debuted and peaked at no. 5 on the Billboard 200. Won a Teen Choice award for Webstar in Music.

August 2014:  Became the third most-followed musician on Vine.

September 2014:  Released "Oh Cecilia (Breaking My Heart)" featuring Mendes as the fifth single from The Vamps' debut album, Meet the Vamps.

November 2014:  Released "Something Big" was released as the second single.

April 2015:  Released full-length album Handwritten, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.

June 2016:  Released his second studio album "Treat You Better". Reached the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 and became to peak atop both the Adult Contemporary and Adult Pop Songs chart, and was certified triple platinum.

September 2016:  Released the album titled 'Illuminate' and Debuted at No. 1 on the US Billboard 200.

April 2017:  Released the single "There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back".

August 2017:  Became the first artist under 20 years old to have three number-one songs on the Billboard Adult Pop Songs chart

November 2017:  Became the first artist to have three number-one songs on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart before turning 20 years old.

March 2018:  Released the lead single titled "In My Blood".

May 2018:  Released his self-titled studio album.

September 2018:  Published the documentary, Shawn Mendes – Artist Spotlight Stories.

May 2019:  Released the single "If I Can't Have You" and debuted at No.2 in the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming his highest-charting single on the chart.

June 2019:  Released "Señorita" with Cuban singer Camila Cabello.

August 2019:  "Señorita" peaked at number one, making it his first chart-topping single on the Hot 100.

December 2010:  Released the album Wonder and debuted at No.1 in the US and Canada.

August 2021:  Released "Summer of Love" with Tainy.

December 2021:  Released his single titled "It'll Be Okay". 

Personal Quotes:

  • You say it's not supposed to be, tell me not to waste my time, it was never up to me, but if it was I wouldn't mind
  • Sometimes I feel like giving up, no medicine is strong enough but i just can't It isn't in my blood

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