Who is Shawn Mendes: of the covers on YouTube to global success and the love of Camila Hair

Shawn Mendes is, without a doubt, one of the most popular artists of the current scene of pop. It is true that perhaps that is, in part, a result of his relationship with the cuban Camila Cabello and of the wrath that the couple generates. But what is certain is that the canadian singer, which will be presented for the first time in Argentina the next few days on 6 and 7 December, in addition to being a broken hearts has a long musical career for his short 21 years.

Mendes, integrates the list of artists that from your activity on the social networks, almost without wanting gave start to a musical career. In 2013 he began to post covers on Vine, a network that no longer exists, and from that time, the number of followers that it was harvesting has not stopped growing.

The success of the web was such that only three months have joined this virtual community, is encouraged to make his first concertbut, unlike many internet surfers who do not manage to translate its popularity virtual in people of flesh and bone, the guy achieved a promising call for about 600 people.

Shawn Mendes started his career as a soloist thanks to the popularity that she earned in social networks.

Shawn Mendes started his career as a soloist thanks to the popularity that she earned in social networks.

Since that time, the growth of interest by him, in the music industry, was directly proportional to its popularity. In early 2014, an executive of Warner Music Group reached out to Mendes through Youtube and he was presented with a job offer.

But that was not the only offer. A&R, Island Records, she convinced the parents of the young man to go to the company headquarters, in New Yorkto meet with the president of the label, David Massey. Other companies such as Atlantic, RCA and Republic also hinted his interest in the young promise.

With all the cards on the table, Mendes decided to accept the proposal of Island.

Released on iTunes on June 26, 2014, the single Life of the Party managed to enter in the week of its premiere to number 24 on Billboard Hot 100 in the united States. With that theme, the singer became one of the younger artists, (I was 16 at the time) to be within the top 25. Even greater was the success in his home country, where it reached number 9 on the Canadian Hot 100.

That same year, he was crowned as the best star music website on the Teen Choice Awards 2014 and is catapulted as the third artist with most followers on Vine.

His first studio album Handwrittenlaunched in 2015, managed to reach the position number 1 of the list of hits Billboard 200, and the simple Stitches, climbed to number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was the first topic that entered the top ten of the music charts in the united States.


Miley Cyrus and Shawn Mendes sang together “In My Blood” at the ceremony, number 61 of the Grammys, in February of 2019. (Photo: Matt Sayles / AP)

For 2016 Mendes had sold over a million copies and it was considered by the magazine Times as one of the 25 adolescents more influentialthat led him to be the opening act for Taylor Swift on tour The 1989 World Tour. After that, Forbes considered one of the young musicians more successful.

After travelling the world, next to Swift, the singer made his first world tour as a soloist called Shawn Mendes World Tour. Was filed in the united States, Canada, and performed some concerts in Europe.

His second studio album, called Illuminate, and released in 2016, became one of the best selling of that year. His third and latest work, which bears the same name as the artist, premiered in 2018, and is the axis around which passes their current tour. In this framework, will arrive to Argentina, the scale of a tour that will also have stops in Brazil, Chile, Peru and Mexico.

In addition, the musician has published two albums recorded in-vivo: Live at Madison Square Gardenpublished on 23 December 2016; and the MTV Unplugged, dated November 3, 2017. Two jobs that you hear allows you to attend to the evolution of Mendes, which demonstrates in vivo that the quality of their work study are not a matter of laboratory, who dominates the stage in a remarkable way.

Shawn Mendes is the name of the last album released by the singer.

Shawn Mendes is the name of the last album released by the singer.

But beyond his talent, which is evident in every one of your presentations or pitches, world fame, was completed to consolidate with the launch of Misshis collaboration shared with Camila Hairthat the day builds up to 800 million views on YouTube.

Only in this case, the society was not in the strictly musical. In June of this year, Camila off her engagement with Matthew Hussey and the rumors that he was dating Shawn did not take long to appear. The rest was only a matter of timeand the love story that began starring in the real life and with a good dose of public exposure potentiated their success in the networks.

However, during the latest installment of the MTV Video Music Awards last August, the couple performed the hit, but left with the desire to those who were waiting for the coronation of the performance with a kiss that never came. A gesture that provoked the reaction of his followers, and even of figures like Taylor Swift, and Sophie Turner, who demanded a repair.

Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes are the couple teen of the moment.

Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes are the couple teen of the moment.

The answer was not long in coming. Far from running away, Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello have decided to pick up the glove and they responded through their networks, with a video that combines passion, irony and fun.

“Because you tell us things like that we kissed, and that if we do what we do as if we were fish, well here goes, this is the way in which in reality we kissed…”, says the canadian singer while in front of him, Camila nods, before giving way to a kiss that gave that talk and that immediately became viral.

With that pending account already paid off, Shawn seems to have found a recreational space for the harassment of the media, and in solo or with Camila, comes by walking a route that will scale in Argentina, after a step, something crashed by Brazil, which included the cancellation of one of his shows scheduled in Sao Paulo and for a moment did fear for their presentations in a neutral country.

However, as replacement of what the singer described their social networks as a laryngitis, on the night of Tuesday last Mendes came out to the scene in Rio de Janeiroand everything resumed its course preset, for peace of mind of his followers, this Friday and Saturday filled the Movistar Arena.

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About Hrishikesh Bhardwaj

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