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Shawn Mendes was born in Toronto and raised in Pickering, a suburb of the city. He first started posting cover videos on the popular social video app Vine in 2013 and picked up millions of views and followers in a matter of months, becoming well known for his six-second snippets of renditions of many popular songs. Artist manager Andrew Gertler discovered Mendes online in January 2014, bringing him to Island Records where he eventually signed and released his first single “Life of the Party” in June 2014. He is the youngest artist to debut in the top 25 with a debut song on the Billboard Hot 100, making to number 24 for the week ending July 12, 2014 at 15 years, 11 months and 4 days of age.
Prior to his signing, Mendes toured as a member of the MagCon Tour alongside other young artists and social media sensations such as Nash Grier, Cameron Dallas, Jack & Jack, and more.
“Treat You Better” was nominated for a 2017 Juno award "Single of the Year", which was held in Ottawa on April 2, 2017. The album "Illuminate" was nominated for "Pop Album of the Year" and "Album of the Year". Shawn Mendes was nominated as "Artist of the Year" and for "Juno Fan Choice Award".
Mendes has received several nominations and awards. He won 13 Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) awards, 11 MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA), eight iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards (MMVA), eight Juno Awards, three BMI Awards, three American Music Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards, and the Allan Slaight Honour from Canada's Walk of Fame. He was nominated for three Grammy Awards.
On June 21, 2019, he released “Señorita” with Cuban-American singer-songwriter Camila Cabello, along with the music video. The song debuted at number 2 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and marks Mendes' and Cabello's second collaboration, following "I Know What You Did Last Summer" released in 2015. On August 26, 2019, "Señorita" ascended to the number one position, making it Mendes' first chart-topper on the Hot 100. The deluxe edition of Shawn Mendes was released on July 27, 2019, and includes the songs "If I Can't Have You" and "Señorita".
In August 2019, Mendes announced the launch of the Shawn Mendes Foundation, with the aim to "inspire and empower his fans and today’s youth to bring about positive change in the world and advocate for issues they care most about." On 8th January, 2020, Mendes announced that both he and his Shawn Mendes Foundation will be donating an undisclosed sum of money to causes including Australia's Red Cross, the New South Wales Rural Fire Service, and South Australia Country Fire Service, to help ease the strain on those impacted by the devastating fires that are tearing through parts of the country.