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Shawn Mendes

Shawn Peter Raul Mendes (born August 8, 1998) is a Canadian music artist. He started his music career by posting snippets of cover songs to Vine, and has seen rising mainstream success as a singer-songwriter and touring artist. He is the youngest artist to debut in the top 25 with a debut song on the Billboard Hot 100, debuting at number 24 for the week ending July 12, 2014 at 15 years, 9 months and 24 days of age.

Mendes was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and was raised in a suburb of the city called Pickering. He first started posting cover videos on the popular social video app Vine in 2013 and picked up millions of views and followers in a matter of months, becoming well known for his six second snippets of renditions of many popular songs. Mendes currently tours as a member of the MagCon Tour alongside other young artists such as X Factor's Willie Jones.Mendes also was recently featured as the winner of Ryan Seacrest's "Best 35 Covers" competition, and is slated to head on a nationwide tour with Austin Mahone in 2014 and release his debut major label album later this year. Mendes signed with Island Records and released his first single in June 2014.

Hometown:
Pickering, Ontario
Underground chart position: 3
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