Shawn Mendes: Bio, Life, Career, Awards, Facts, Trivia, Favorites

Shawn Mendes: A Quick-Read Bio Revealed

Here’s the bio, life, career, awards, facts, trivia, and favorites of Shawn Mendes. We would like to take you through the chapters in the life and career of one of the world’s talented musicians. This is Australian Unwrapped’s compilation of research about Shawn Mendes. Enjoy the journey!

Full Name: Shawn Peter Raul Mendes

Born: August 8, 1998

Origin: Pickering, Canada

Genres: Pop – Folk-Pop – Pop Rock

Zodiac: Leo

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Early Start

  • In Toronto, Shawn’s father sells bar and restaurant supplies and his mother is a real estate agent.
  • The family he was raised in was religious.
  • Pickering FC was the club where he played youth soccer.
  • At one point, he played ice hockey and soccer for his high school glee club, and took acting lessons to practice his stage presence.
  • He joined a cast search for Disney Channel in Toronto.



Career Journey

  • 2014: Ranks third among musicians on Vine who was most followed. A Great Big World’s “Say Something” won Ryan Seacrest’s “Best Cover Song” contest. June 2014: Shawn debuted his first single “Life of the Party”.
  • 2015: Mendes launched his full-length album Handwritten t the public, which made it to the number one spot on the Billboard 200 chart and was platinum certified.
  • 2016: Mendes debuted as an actor on The CW’s The 100 third-season. “Treat You Better”, the lead single from Mendes’ second studio album, was released in April.
  • 2016: The lead single for Mendes’ future third studio album will be “In My Blood,” followed by “Lost in Japan” in March. Mendes became the first artist to have four number one singles on the Billboard Adult Pop Songs chart before turning 20 with “In My Blood”.
  • 2017: He released the single “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back”.
  • 2019: Mendes released the single “If I Can’t Have You” along with its music video which made it to the US Billboard Hot 100 second highest rank.
  • 2020: Mendes announced that his fourth studio album, Wonder, alongside with the album’s lead single, also called “Wonder”.
  • 2021: “Summer of Love” with Tainy was released.



Awards & Recognition

  • Some of his recognitions were:
      • won 13 SOCAN awards
      • won 10 MTV Europe Music Awards
      • won eight Juno Awards
      • won eight iHeartRadio MMVAs
      • won two American Music Awards
      • received three nominations for a Grammy Award
      • one nomination for a Brit Award
      • (2018), Time named as one of the 100 most influential people in the world on their annual list



Fun Facts & Trivia

  • He doesn’t like tomatoes!
  • He’s a Potterhead and he wanted to become a Gryffindor.
  • He has lost his wallet more than 10 times!



Artist’s Favorites

Color:  Blue
Season:  Fall
Book:  Harry Potter Series
Hobby:  Long boarding
Food:  chocolate chip cookies, cake, muffins and omelets



Australian Unwrapped’s Chosen Song from Shawn Mendes:

Treat You Better

Length: 3:07

Release: 2016

Opening Lyrics:

I won’t lie to you
I know he’s just not right for you
And you can tell me if I’m off
But I see it on your face
When you say that he’s the one that you want
And you’re spending all your time
In this wrong situation
And anytime you want it to stop


More Songs to Listen to:

Shawn Mendes: Top 5 Songs



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