Shawn Mendes is a singer, songwriter and model from Canada. He first came into the public eye through a mobile video-sharing app Vine. He posted song covers on the app in 2013. He became an overnight star and is considered one of the most popular artists in the world. Shawn achieved critical acclaim and has achieved global fame. He has released multiple albums and has earned several Grammy nominations.
Net Worth and Earnings
Shawn Mendes has a net worth of $40 million. In the year 2018 and 2019, Shawn earned $40 million. These two years were one of the most successful years of his career and he made his name into the top 100 highest-paid celebrities on the planet. He toured the world in 2019 and through his performances on stage he earned a total of $90 million. His money also comes from his endorsement deals with brands like Calvin Klein.
Early Life and Career
Shawn Peter Raul Mendes was born on August 8, 1998, in Pickering, Ontario, Canada. His mother is from England, and his father is from Portugal. Mendes played ice hockey, soccer and other sports during his college.
He learned to play the guitar by watching YouTube videos. When he was just 14, Mendes posted his own cover videos online. He attracted attention in 2013 after he posted a cover for Justin Bieber’s “As Long As You Love Me”. The cover garnered millions of views and soon he became the third-highest following musicians on Vine. He signed a deal with Island Records in January 2014.
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Mendes’ made his debut with the label EP and released his debut album in July 2014. “Handwritten” hit number one on the Billboard 200 chart. Mendes made his entry into the Time‘s “25 Most Influential Teens of 2014” and “The 30 Most Influential Teens of 2015“.
Mendes went to his first world tour which was titled The Shawn Mendes World Tour. The tour included 38 shows in North America and Europe and the tickets were sold within minutes. His second studio album “Illuminate” reached the number 1 spot on the US Billboard 200 chart.
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Television and Film
Mendes appeared in The CW’s “The 100” third-season on January 21, 2016. He has also made an appearance in the television shows such as “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” and “The Late Late Show with James Corden”.
Mendes was also a part of the documentary YouTube’s Artist Spotlight Story Series. The documentary has behind-the-scene footages of Mendes’ world tours and also consists of interviews with him. The documentary was released on YouTube on September 28, 2018.
Mendes has been dating singer Camila Cabello, since July 2019. Shawn has been vocal about his struggle with depression and anxiety. He also shared that he has undergone therapy for anxiety as well. He has established the Shawn Mendes Foundation. The objective of the foundation is to “inspire and empower his fans to bring a positive change in the world.