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Teen heartthrob and pop star Shawn Mendes’ popularity knows no bounds. He has dominated the music charts, sold thousands of albums and given countless sold out performances. Besides being a singer, he is a gifted songwriter and has worked in collaboration with a number of other young artists. This speaks volumes of the confidence and talentof a singer who made his debut in the industry just three years ago in 2014.
In this short span of time, the Canadian music artist has released two studio albums and headlined three music tours.
Shawn Mendes tickets for his ongoing Illuminate World Tour are available on our website. If you want to catch his electrifying live performance, grab yours now.
Early Life & Influences
Shawn Mendes was born in Toronto, Ontario, on August 8, 1998. His mother is English while his father is of Portuguese descent.
Shawn rose to fame when he began posting cover videos on the social media app Vine back in 2013. In a few months, his videos got views in millions and by 2014 he was the third most followed music artist on Vine.
Artist manager Andrew Gertler discovered the singer online and led him to sign a contract with the Island Records. Shawn’s debut single ‘Life of the Party’ was an instant hit, making him the youngest music artist to debut in the Top 25 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Within the same year, Mendes performed as opening act of Austin Mahone’s nationwide tour and released his debut major label EP. It reached the fifth spot on the Billboard 200 and sold around 48,000 copies in its first week of release.
Shawn Mendes cites pop stars such as Justin Timberlake, John Mayer and Ed Sheeran as his primary influences.
Breakthrough & Highlights
Although Mendes had earned anenormous fan following owing to his frequent touring and online posts, it was with his debut studio album ‘Handwritten’ that he carved his niche in the industry.
The record came out in April of 2015 and topped the Billboard 200, selling over 100,000 copies within the first week of release. This made him the youngest music artist to debut at the top spot since Justin Bieber’s ‘My World 2.0.’
The album’s third single ‘Stitches’ reached the fourth spot on the Billboard Hot 100 and hence became Shawn’s first Top 10 song in the US. It also reached the number one position on charts in the UK.
The year 2015 also saw the pop singer open the North American shows of Taylor Swift’s 1989 World Tour. He also went on to collaborate with Camila Cabello (who was a member of Fifth Harmony at the time) for the single ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer.’
Mendes followed up the success of his first studio record with the Shawn Mendes World Tour which was a huge success. Its 38 dates across North America and Europe were sold out within minutes.
Fans had still not gotten over the ‘Handwritten’ mania when the young singer came up with another studio album ‘Illuminate’ in 2016. Its lead song ‘Treat You Better’ made it to the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 as well as the UK Singles chart. Like his previous studio effort, this record too debuted at the number one spot on the Billboard 200. It sold around 145,000 copies in its first week of release. This is even greater than his debut mega hit album ‘Handwritten.’
Awards & Achievements
Shawn Mendes has the honor of being among the five music artists to have debuted at the number one spot before turning eighteen. At a very young age, the pop idol has bagged numerous awards and accolades.
The Teen Choice Award for ‘Webstar in Music’ (2014) was Shawn’s first award. Besides, he has two MTV Europe Music Awards and four iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards to his name. Shawn has also received the prestigious Allan Slaight Honor from Canada’s Walk of Fame. He was included in the ‘30 Under 30’ list by Forbes in 2016. He also won a People’s Choice Award in the category of ‘Favorite Breakout Artist’ in the same year.
In 2017, his song ‘Treat You Better’ was nominated for an MTV Video Music Award in the category of ‘Best Pop Video.’
Shawn Mendes Tour Tickets
Shawn Mendes is currently on a promotional tour for his second studio album. The Illuminate World Tour is the singer’s third headlining concert. It kicked off at The SSE Hydro in Glasgow in April of 2017 and is scheduled to hold its final show at the Tokyo International Forum in December.
Shawn Mendes tickets 2017 for the remaining dates of the tour and other upcoming performances by the singer are currently available on our website. The singer’s concert dates are known to sell out fast so make your bookings as early as possible.