Shawn Mendes is having one of those weeks: First he wins the Much Music Award for best pop video (Mercy), then he turns up for The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon (and performs “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back”), now he just dropped the official video for “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back”. By the way his Illuminate World Tour hits North America July 6 in Portland – then Vancouver July 8th.
- Name: Shawn Peter Raul Mendes
- Birthday: August 8, 1998 (age 18) – Toronto
- He learned to play guitar (13yrs) by watching a YouTube video
- He got his start posting covers on Vine (attracting millions of followers)
- He won a Teen Choice Award for “Webstar in Music” in 2014
- He was discovered online and officially signed a deal in 2014 – then released “Life of The Party”
- In 2016 he made the Forbes “Top 30 Under 30” list (he was 17)
- Studio albums: “Handwritten” (2014) and “Illuminate” (2016)
- Singles: Life of The Party (2014), Something Big, Stitches (2015), I Know What You Did Last Summer, Treat you Better (2016), Mercy
- His mom is a real estate agent and his dad is a business man
- He is 6’1″
This tease came out during an interview this week: “There’s one who is probably the biggest pop star in the world and — I’m not kidding– sings backups on one of the heaviest songs on the record,” — “And we’re not telling anybody who it is.”
Gaga? Adele? Bieber?
We have to wait and see (September 15th).