Shawn Mendes is a singer and songwriter from Canada.

In 2013, he garnered a following by posting song covers on Vine, a video-sharing app.

He got the attention of artist manager Andrew Gertler and Island Records A&R Ziggy Chareton the next year, and he signed a deal with the label.

In 2014, Mendes released his self-titled debut EP, which was followed by his debut studio album Handwritten in 2015. Handwritten premiered at number one on the US Billboard 200, making Mendes one of just five artists under the age of 18 to do so.

The single “Stitches” charted at number one in the United Kingdom and in the top ten in the United States and Canada.

Illuminate (2016), his second studio album, likewise debuted at number one in the United States, with the singles “Treat You Better” and “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” hitting the top ten in various countries.

The lead track “In My Blood” from his self-titled third studio album was released in 2018. Mendes became the third-youngest artist in history to have three number one albums when the album debuted at number one in the United States.

In 2019, he released the successful singles “If I Can’t Have You” and “Seorita,” the latter of which reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States. Wonder (2020), Mendes’ fourth studio album, earned him the youngest male artist ever to top the Billboard 200 with four studio albums. [2]

Mendes has received 13 SOCAN awards, 10 MTV Europe Music Awards, eight Juno Awards, eight iHeartRadio MMVAs, two American Music Awards, and three Grammy Award nominations, as well as three Grammy Award nominations and one Brit Award nomination.

Mendes was named one of the 100 most influential persons in the world by Time magazine in 2018.


Shawn Mendes Quotes on Love, Music and Life

There’s nothing that scares me more than, like, being in the ocean by myself. ~ Shawn Mendes.

I’m always upset about not doing things as good as I think I could have, because I care. ~ Shawn Mendes.

There’s so much negativity on social media, I don’t want to add to that. ~ Shawn Mendes

Manuka honey is magic. ~ Shawn Mendes

I feel like every time I write a song, it feels like the first time I wrote a song. ~ Shawn Mendes.

I’m still a little certain I’m a wizard. ~ Shawn Mendes.

I’d be happy if anyone wore my fragrance. They don’t have to be famous. ~ Shawn Mendes.

People made fun of my skinny legs. ~ Shawn Mendes.

No matter what, I’m trying to have fun and, depending on the mood, fun can be on a roller coaster and playing onstage. ~ Shawn Mendes.

I come up with more ideas when I’m on the road, but I don’t get to finish them. ~ Shawn Mendes.

Island Records was the first record label to acknowledge me. After that, quickly, Republic Records, and then Atlantic Records, Sony Records and Warner Bros. It was all the labels at once. ~ Shawn Mendes.

As I’m growing, so is my music. ~ Shawn Mendes.

I’ve always been really tall and lanky. ~ Shawn Mendes

I haven’t really found the right person. That sounds like an older person thing to say, but I’m too busy and – not in a bad way – don’t want to waste my time. ~ Shawn Mendes.

I’m not the best singer in the world; I’m just good at picking up what I want to sound like. ~ Shawn Mendes.

Just the fact that a thousand people in front of me were ready to hear me sing was one of the best feelings I can think of. ~ Shawn Mendes.

I have a thing where if I’m not in control, I feel the whole world is about to collapse. ~ Shawn Mendes.

I was one of those kids who was just always on the Internet, always on YouTube, so it was easy for me to do it. ~ Shawn Mendes.

My advice to anyone with a dream is to never stop pursuing it. ~ Shawn Mendes.

I think when you have raw emotion in a song, it makes it great. ~ Shawn Mendes.

It’s not work. It’s just fun. ~ Shawn Mendes.

Every six months, I have a whole new outlook on life. ~ Shawn Mendes.

You don’t have to be afraid because we’re all the same. ~ Shawn Mendes.

When I put that first Vine out, I was just doing it for fun; there was no wanting to become an artist. ~ Shawn Mendes.

I picture myself now, and I picture myself in 30 years, and I’ll probably be the same. I’ll still think I’m not the greatest singer I can be. ~ Shawn Mendes.

My advice to anyone with a dream is to never stop pursuing it. ~ Shawn Mendes.

I feel like more than ever people just wanna hear real stuff in music and in life in general. ~ Shawn Mendes.

I like funny girls. ~ Shawn Mendes.

I could not skate, and I just kept falling on my butt, and it was very embarrassing. ~ Shawn Mendes.

I like to think of ‘Illuminate’ as the mature version of the previous one, a year older, more experience. ~ Shawn Mendes.

An empty coffee cup is sometimes just as beautiful as a full one. ~ Shawn Mendes.

People say to me, ‘What are you going to be doing in five years?’ The thing is, I don’t care! It’s what I’m doing today that matters. ~ Shawn Mendes.

I’ve never had a scandal, but I don’t know if that’s so much because I’m perfect, or because people aren’t caring enough yet. ~ Shawn Mendes.

Honestly, the more things start to get bigger and better, the more I am just inspired to work harder and put my music out there and make better music and keep everything going. ~ Shawn Mendes.

Let’s write our story and let’s sing our song, let’s hang our pictures on the wall. ~ Shawn Mendes.

I don’t want to get on stage and just be another act. ~ Shawn Mendes.

My first Vine I really just posted out of spontaneity. ~ Shawn Mendes.

No matter where you play, a stadium or an arena, when you’re present on stage, it’s going to feel like a theater. ~ Shawn Mendes.

True friends are never forgotten, they live within our hearts and souls forever and always, dancing on our stage of memories. ~ Shawn Mendes.

Love is probably the strongest emotion that you can feel. ~ Shawn Mendes.

If you’re positive and really excited and enthusiastic about what you’re doing, it’s going to happen, and it’s going to happen big time. ~ Shawn Mendes.

I miss how big the world seemed to be when I was younger. ~ Shawn Mendes.

You can’t get too comfortable and relax, because your world can flip overnight. ~ Shawn Mendes.

I think the world is becoming a place where younger and younger people can do great things and I just hope I can inspire other young people to do the same. ~ Shawn Mendes.

It’s extremely important just to keep things positive and happy as much as we can. ~ Shawn Mendes.

I believe vitamin C can fix everything. ~ Shawn Mendes.

I really love listening to Hozier. He’s great. ~ Shawn Mendes

First of all, I’m not gay. Second of all, it shouldn’t make a difference if I was or if I wasn’t. ~ Shawn Mendes

I’d rather sleep on the bus than in the hotel because I sleep way better on tour buses. ~ Shawn Mendes.

If I don’t have cereal on the bus, I’m going to be really upset. ~ Shawn Mendes.


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