Shawn Mendes (born August 8, 1998) is a Canadian music artist. 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. Since then has seen rising mainstream success as a singer-songwriter and touring artist.
He signed to Island Records in 2014 and issued the single, “Life of the Party,” in June of that year. The song debuted at #24 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart.