Here’s the new Shawn Mendes Spotlight video, which premiered Friday!
Part of YouTube’s Artist Spotlight Story series, the video goes behind-the-scenes as Shawn performs, promotes and reminisces about his early days in Ontario.
“I went in for one lesson (guitar) and I quit, because he wouldn’t teach me the Ed Sheeran song that I wanted to know how to play…”
- Name: Shawn Peter Raul Mendes
- Birthday: August 8, 1998 (age 20) – 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)
- His mom (Karen) is a real estate agent and his dad (Manuel) is a business man
- He went to Pine Ridge Secondary in Pickering
- He is 6’2″