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Shawn Mendes Biography

Birth Name:
Shawn Peter Raul Mendes
Birth Place:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Singer, songwriter

Fast Facts

  • Of Portuguese and English descent
  • Was in his high school glee club, and played soccer and ice hockey
  • Taught himself to play guitar by watching tutorial videos on YouTube
  • In 2013, gained a following after posting videos of renditions of many popular songs on the social video app Vine
  • Composed his own debut album at the age of 15
  • In 2017, released the fragrance Shawn Signature
  • In 2018, was named one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world


  • Manuel Mendes -- Father
  • Karen (née Rayment) -- Mother
  • Camila Cabello -- Significant Other
  • Aaliyah -- Sister