When, in 2018, we can still be contemporaries of the birth of a star like Shawn Mendes, our hope in the greatness of pop music is renewed.
Born in Ontario, Canada, in 1998, from early on Shawn Mendes began to show his talent singing to his family and friends, who always encouraged him to pursue his dreams. The debut album, “Handwritten,” was released in 2015, jumping to #1 on the Billboard 200. Shawn Mendes was one of the youngest artists ever to achieve such a feat.
Influenced by names like John Mayer, Ed Sheeran, Justin Timberlake or Bruno Mars, Shawn Mendes’ identity is growing stronger, as evidenced by the album “Illuminate”, released in 2016. The strength of singles like “Treat You Better” or “Mercy” made the world surrender to the talent of Shawn Mendes, who was honored last year at the MTV Europe Awards – won the categories of Best Artist and Best Music with the theme “There’s Nothing Holdin ‘Me Back”.
In 2018, Shawn Mendes released already three singles, anticipating the new album: “In By Blood”, “Lost in Japan” e “Youth (feat. Khalid)”, all of them acclaimed by both the public and the critic. The homonimous album arrives in may, after more than 10 milion albuns and 100 milion singles sold worldwide, 11 bilions streams and 4 bilions of Youtube views, Mendes being on the TIMEs list for the 100 most influencial personalities of 2018 isn’t much of a surprise.