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50 Fun Facts About Shawn Mendes

Shawn Mendes became an overnight megastar, simply through a six-second Vine video of himself singing. Both musically and vocally talented, multi-lingual and still finishing secondary school online, Shaun Peter Raul Mendes is tipped to become a superstar bigger than Justin Bieber.

Here are 50 interesting facts about the brilliant, sometimes shy, and modestly humble Canadian popstar.

  1. Shawn Mendes is 20 years old. He was was born on 8th August 1998 in Toronto, Ontario in Canada.
  2. His mother Karen was born in England and is a real estate agent, and his father Manuel, is a business man.
  3. He gets his second name from his father, who has Portuguese heritage.
  4. He went to the Pine Ridge Secondary School in the Pickering suburb of Ontario.
  5. At School he enjoyed playing Ice Hockey and Football (Soccer, if you’re American) and he enjoyed long-boarding.
  6. He can play both the piano and the guitar.
  7. He is 6’2″ (1.88 meters) tall.
  8. Shawn Mendes gained his popularity through video-sharing app Vine, where he would release six-second snippets of him singing renditions of popular songs.
  9. Within months of Vineing, Shawn had a following of millions of subscribers, as well as millions of views on each of his videos.
  10. In 2014, Shawn caught the eye of artist manager Andrew Gertler and Island Records A&R Ziggy Chareton, leading him to sign a record deal with them.
  11. Before becoming a singer, Shawn said he wanted to become an actor.
  12. Shawn got verified on Twitter the same day he got signed to Island Records.
  13. Shawn released his debut single “The Life of the Party” in June 2014, which went on to become a massive hit.
  14. This record earned him the title of the youngest person to debut in the top 25 on the Billboard Hot 100, at just 15 years, 11 months and 4 days of age.
  15. Shawn Mendes is the youngest artist since Justin Bieber to have a Number One album!
  16. Shawn released his debut EP, The Shawn Mendes EP, in July 2014.
  17. The Shawn Mendes EP reached Number 1 on iTunes in 37 minutes.
  18. In some of his videos that he has uploaded to YouTube, Shawn just sings in them and lets other musicians collaborate with him by playing instruments.
  19. Shawn only started learning how to play guitar when he was 13, tutoring himself by using videos on YouTube.
  20. Shawn’s first ever concert was on 26th October 2013.
  21. Before his signing to Island Records, Shawn was a member of the MagCon Tour along with other young musicians and social media stars including Nash Grier, Cameron Dallas and Jack Johnson & Jack Gilinsky.
  22. Shawn was also on an nationwide tour opening for young superstar Austin Mahone.
  23. Shawn released his first studio album, Handwritten, in April 2015.
  24. In early 2016, Shawn made the Forbes ‘30 under 30: Music‘ list at the age of only 17.
  25. Shawn had his first U.K. Number One Hit with ‘Stitches’ in January 2016, which also made it into the Top Ten in the U.S. and Canada.


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Jack Leith-De Graaf is a BA English Studies graduate and a part-time writer. In his spare time he likes to read and do circus skills. He enjoys writing about video games, television and general knowledge.



  1. Luz Elena 23rd March 2018 at 7:52 pm - Reply

    [Wrong]: Corrected=
    #27: He doesn’t live with his parents, he has his own condo. Aaliyah is 15 now.
    #28: Shawn can ONLY speak English.

    [Update]: Corrected=
    #29: His favorite colour is blue now.
    #39: He also likes ¨Grey’s Anatomy¨

    I’m only stating this because if new generations want to learn about Shawn they will get some information wrong, and we don’t want that.

    • Luke Ward 27th March 2018 at 6:08 am - Reply

      Thanks for updating us! We’ve checked the information you gave us & updated the article.

  2. tbhmendes 24th February 2017 at 11:30 pm - Reply

    Favorite color is green, and wasn’t his biggest influence Ed Sheeran? i’m so proud of this muffin lover

  3. Paul Gabriel T. Clemente 23rd November 2016 at 2:32 am - Reply

    He’s also Allergic to Dogs, but even though he’s still Allergic he still Loves them because they’re Super Cute!!!

  4. Chantel Crandall 21st November 2016 at 9:18 pm - Reply

    Shawn is actually 6′ 2″…. the other ones are practically spot on!!

  5. jonadenz 7th May 2016 at 4:53 am - Reply

    Pickering is a suburb of Toronto, the city, not Ontario, the province!

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