19 years ago today the world was blessed with the birth of Shawn Mendes. Despite being only 19, he has accomplished so much in his career. To celebrate his bday, we’re taking a look at Shawn’s incredible career through the years (as well as some of his cutest baby pics).
At the age of 13 Mendes taught himself how to play the guitar by watching Youtube Videos.
Mendes started posting 6 second covers of popular songs on Vine. Within the first few months Mendes had gained millions of followers and had millions of views.
By August of 2014, Mendes became the third most-followed musician on Vine
In January of 2014, Gertler brought him to Island Records, where Mendes officially signed in May.
Mendes released his first single "Life of the Party" on June 26, 2014, and became the youngest artist youngest to debut in the top 25 on the US Billboard Hot 100, and made it to number 24.
In April of 2015, “Handwritten,” Mendes’ first album was released. It debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart and sold over 106,000 copies in the first week of its release.
In June of 2016 Mendes released the first single "Treat You Better" from his second album “Illuminate.” Then in August, he released “Mercy,” which was in the top 20 in the US and the UK.
Mendes began his Illuminate World Tour in and released his new single "There's Nothing Holding Me Back," which will be included in his "Illuminate Deluxe Edition"
Happy Birthday Shawn! Keep doing what your doing!