10 Things to Know About Vine Star Shawn Mendes!


Vine and YouTube star Shawn Mendes may just be the next big thing! His debut single “Life of the Party” dropped today … and it’s climbing up the iTunes charts!

The 15-year-old Canadian singer-songwriter started his career by posting snippets of cover songs on Vine, gaining millions of viewers and fans. He is currently on the MagCon Tour with fellow Vine stars Jack Johnson and Jack Gilinsky (Jack and Jack), Matthew Espinosa, Aaron Carpenter, and more.

This Canadian cutie is not only working on his debut album with Island/Def Jam Records, but he’s also set to head on a nationwide tour with Austin Mahone and Fifth Harmony this year!

Here are 10 things you may not have known about the Vine star:

1) In March, he won the “Best Cover Song” contest on RyanSeacrest.com with his cover of A Great Big World’sSay Something.”

2) Ed Sheeran flew the Vine star to Los Angeles for dinner after watching his videos.

3) His first video on Vine singingAs Long As you Love Me” blew up overnight with 10,000 likes.

4) He was born on August 8, 1998.

5) He is half-Portuguese and speaks three languages.

6) He loves food, especially Chinese food and chocolate chip muffins.

7) He’s allergic to mosquitoes.

8) The first album he ever bought was either Shania Twain or a Hannah Montana album.

9) He would like to collaborate with Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber, or Logic.

10) Last November, he won Student of the Month at his high school with the title of the “Face of the Future.”

You can follow Shawn on Twitter, Instagram, Vine, and YouTube! Watch some of his videos below and tell us what’s your favorite Shawn cover!

Summertime Sadness

Give Me Love

Counting Stars

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