Shawn Mendes became famous virtually overnight back in 2015 with the release of Handwritten, a radio-friendly collection of songs showcasing his considerable vocal talents. The Canadian teenager, with his wholesome presence and ability to convincingly deliver heartfelt lyrics, was one of the breakout names to attain fame on the pre-Tik Tok short-form video site Vines. "If pop idol-dom had a platonic ideal, it might look a lot like Shawn Mendes: dreamy, dimpled, dulcet-voiced," declared Entertainment Weekly writer Leah Greenblatt. "He's like ... Ed Sheeran's strummy sincerity repoured into 74 inches of clean Canadian marble."
Born in 1998, Mendes grew up in Pickering, Ontario, a waterfront city that lies just north of Toronto on the shores of Lake Ontario. Both of...Read more
- August 08, 1998
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