Budding new talent Shawn Mendes tours the US
The infectious pop of Justin Bieber meets the DIY style of Ed Sheeran in teen Canadian singer Shawn Mendes, whose ambitions garnered him a huge online following after posting videos of himself performing popular covers. This self-made attitude attracted the attention of Island Records, to which he signed, and together they released the record-breaking single 'Life of the Party' in June 2014 .
The song made Mendes the youngest artist to land a debut in the Top 25 charts. Buoyed by this success, the teen heartthrob has gone from strength to strength and has even supported Taylor Swift in tour. His folksy, upbeat brand of pop bears a refreshing honesty from someone so young and steers clear of the manufactured pop star formula. 2016 witnessed the release of his second album Illuminate, featuring the lead single 'Treat You Better'. Catch Mendes when he plays Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Closed July 9, 2017