Shawn Mendes

(Shawn Peter Raul Mendes)

Shawn Mendes
Shawn Mendes
  • Born: August 8, 1998
  • Nationality: Canadian
  • Profession: Singer, Songwriter, Model

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Shawn Peter Raul Mendes is a Canadian singer, songwriter and model. He gained a following in 2013, posting song covers on the video-sharing application Vine. The following year, he caught the attention of artist manager Andrew Gertler and Island Records A&R Ziggy Chareton, which led to him signing a deal with the record label. He has since released three studio albums, headlined three world tours, and received several nominations and awards.

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I work so hard to make that sure I'm successful. 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. Time ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
If I don't have cereal on the bus, I'm going to be really upset.
I feel like every time I write a song, it feels like the first time I wrote a song. It's just as hard; it doesn't get easier, but that's why I love it: because it's a challenge every time. I also feel like I'm learning new ways. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Time ;Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
Growing up in a suburban home, the world seems so massive to you. It seems like cities are so big and so far away, and there's so much in them. So your imagination runs wild, instead of when you are born in the middle of Manhattan, you'd know, like, that this is the biggest city.
Being 15, I feel like people want me to go down the Justin Bieber, Cody Simpson sort of genre.
The first year I started hockey, I didn't know how to skate, so I got on the ice with all of the hockey players, and we were doing drills where we had to go backwards in figure eights. And I could not skate, and I just kept falling on my butt, and it was very embarrassing.
I don't want to just be a teenage star. I want to be known by parents, and I want them to go, 'Oh I love that song; he's really good for his age. My daughter loves him, but I love him, too.' Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
To be honest, I've only been to one concert, and it was Aerosmith. Aerosmith and Slash.
I think I was just bored one summer afternoon, and I decided to post a little video of me singing and playing guitar out of tune.
I'd rather sleep on the bus than in the hotel because I sleep way better on tour buses.
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.
I think when you have raw emotion in a song, it makes it great.
Every time I write a song my approach changes. Time
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. It was absolutely insane, like, knowing that this many record labels were interested in me.
I was super-obsessed with cover videos. When I was, like, 10, I would come home from school and watch them from 4 o'clock until 8 o'clock every night. I was so intrigued that people took these super-popular songs and did them their own way.
I believe vitamin C can fix everything.
I promise you, if you look at YouTube and see some of my first covers, you will hear that I don't sound good. But I was so obsessed with it and wanted so much to be good at it that I forced myself to figure out what sounds right and what sounds wrong.
There are times when I'm super-overwhelmed, and everything feels like it's hitting me in the face at once, but I think what's keeping me calm, and who I am by staying true to myself, is my whole family being so supportive and keeping me grounded. They treat me the exact same way they treated me years and years ago. Families, Children & Parenting
My first Vine I really just posted out of spontaneity.
I'm not a rapper.
I loved Nashville. I was amazed by the whole place.
I work out every day. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I'm a very spontaneous person. When I see something that might be fun or different, I will try it.
People made fun of my skinny legs.
I've always been really tall and lanky.
I really love going back home. I think going back to a nice, relaxed little town is the best way to do it. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I really love listening to Hozier. He's great. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I carry around this little lion named Leo, which I've had for as long as I can remember.
Manuka honey is magic.
I'm all over the place with muffins. Carrots are great. Banana, chocolate chip, they rock, too.
I used to write stories. Handwriting stories in school were a big deal for me. That's kind of what I did.
I like funny girls. Humor
I'm not the best singer in the world; I'm just good at picking up what I want to sound like.
There's nothing that scares me more than, like, being in the ocean by myself.
I like dancers. I have a thing for girls who dance.