In 2013, Mendes kicked off his career as a musician by uploading videos to the video-sharing app Vine in which he sang cover versions of songs by other artists. Shawn attracted more viewers upon releasing a cover of Justin Bieber ‘s “As Long As You Love Me” on the social video app Vine. After another year, he was able to attract the interest of artist manager Andrew Gertler and Ziggy Charlton, who eventually awarded him a recording contract with the Island Records label. Since that time, he has issued three studio albums of music, led three tours across the globe, and been nominated for and won hundreds of accolades.
Mendes’ rise to prominence was accelerated by his triumph in the Best Cover Song competition hosted by Ryan Seacrest in 2014. Prior to that, the singer had been steadily expanding his profile on social media. As Mendes entered into a recording contract with Island Records he was able to record his first song, which was titled “Life of the Party.” As a result of the success of the track, he became the youngest vocalist in the history of Billboard’s Hot 100 to make his debut in the top 25 at the age of 15.
Later, Mendes launched his self titled album. At least 48,000 copies of the EP were sold in its first week of release, making it one of the most successful releases of the year. This was also the year when Shawn Mendes’ fame grew. He was featured in one of the singles for The Vamps’ debut studio album, “Oh Cecillia”. In addition, Mendes received the 2014 Teen Choice Award for Webstar in Music.
After “Stitches” (2015) and “Treat You Better” (2016), this was his third hit, making him the first artist under the age of 20 to have three songs that peaked at number one on the Billboard Adult Pop Songs chart.
The reason for Shawn Mendes’ success was that he kept putting out new songs even while he was at the height of his fame. In September 2016, Mendes released “Illuminate,” the title track off his second studio album. Like his first album, the singer went on a tour dubbed “The “Illuminate World Tour” to promote his second album. In addition to topping the Billboard 200, his second album was also a huge hit.
As a result of the success of his third album, which was released on May 25th, 2018, Shawn Mendes became the third-youngest artist to have three number-one albums. The Shawn Mendes world tour started in 2019 and included performances at numerous music festivals in Europe and North America, as well as at the Queen Elizabeth II Birthday Concert, which was broadcasted on television.
Some brands have engaged him as a model and ambassador because of his fame in music and beautiful looks. He partnered with firms like SmileDirectClub and Tim Hortons to spread the word about their products. For years, Mendes has been a face of Emporio Armani and Calvin Klein.
However, Mendes continues to pursue his acting career despite the popularity of his singing career. He was a voice actor for Underdogs (2013). Mendes has also made an appearance in the TV screens for series such as Yo quisiera and The 100 on The CW. Since that time, he has been on a number of different episodes of various television shows, such as “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” and “The Late Late Show with James Corden.” Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, an animated film, also had Mendes as a voice actor for the film.