|NET WORTH:||$20 million|
|Source of Wealth:||Singer, Songwriter|
|Born:||August 8, 1998|
|Genres:||Pop, Folk pop, Pop rock|
|Birth Name:||Shawn Peter Raul Mendes|
Shawn Mendes is an Canadian singer and songwriter. He started gaining followers in posting his song covers on the application Vine in 2013. He caught the attention of an artist manager that led to him signing a deal with the record label.
Shawn Peter Raul Mendes or professionally known as Shawn Mendes was born on August 8, 1998 in Pickering, Ontario, Canada. His parents, Karen, a real state agent, and Manuel Mendes, a businessman. Mendes was raised in a religious family. In high school he played ice hockey and soccer, joined his high school glee club and practiced his stage presence in acting lessons.
Mendes learned playing a guitar by watching Youtube tutorial videos and started posting his cover videos on youtube at the age of 14. He gained millions of viewers and followers in a few months and became the third most-followed on Vine.
Mendes was discovered by Andrew Gertler, an artist manager, and officially signed to Island Records in May 2014. On the same year, he released his first first single, "Life of the Party" and became the youngest to debut in the top 25 on the US Billboard Hot 100. He also won a Teen Choice award in 2014 for Webstar in Music. In 2015, he released his full-length album Handwritten, which debuted at number one on Billboard 200 chart and sold 106,000 copies of album units in its first week.
On January, 2016, Mendes made his acting debut on The CW's The 100 third-season premiere. He also released his second studio album, the lead single "Treat You Better". The single became certified triple platinum and reached the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US. Mendes released the single "There's Nothing Holding Me Back" in 2017, the single reached top 10 in the US and number one on both The Adult Contemporary and Adult Pop Songs chart. He also listed among Time's The 30 Most Influential Teens of 2016.
In June 2017, Mendes walked the runway during the "Emporio Armani Spring 2018" show, held in Milan, Italy, wearing the Italian brand's new smartwatch EA Connected. He was announced as the Ambassador for Emporio Armani's entire "Fall Winter 2018-2019" watch collection and the next year, he announced that he was the latest brand ambassador for Calvin Klein's campaign.
Personal Life and Wealth
Mendes has been struggling anxiety and has been open about it. He stated that he had been undergoing therapy to help him deal with his mental health condition. In July, 2019, he and Camila Cabello, an Cuban-American singer and songwriter has been dating, and were accused for attempting to appear a relationship for publicity, which Mendes denied to the said controversy.
Shawn Mendes has an estimated worth of $20 million as of 2020. His singing career earned him endorsement, world tours, and brand recognition.