Shawn Mendes Details
After gaining a huge following singing six-second-long covers on the social app, Vine, when he was only thirteen, Shawn Mendes captured the attention of fans and record labels alike. A natural talent, he managed to grab the attention of over two million followers in the short, six second videos he posted in the app. Already an amazing feat, the fact that Shawn Mendes had taught himself to play guitar using YouTube tutorials just a year before that makes his accomplishments even more impressive.
Just two short years later, Shawn Mendes released his first single, “Life of the Party”, shortly before his sixteenth birthday. With the release of his first single in June of 2014, Shawn Mendes became the youngest music star to debut in the top 25 on the US Billboard Hot 100. This caught the attention of Time magazine, which named Shawn Mendes one of Time’s 25 Most Influential Teens in 2014, 2015, and 2016. But that’s not the only amazing accomplishment Shawn Mendes managed at such a young age. His first studio album release, "Handwritten", went platinum and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. And in August 2017 he became the first artist under twenty to have three number 1 songs on Billboard’s Adult Pop Songs Chart.
It isn’t just the music charts that love Shawn Mendes and his upbeat, clean style of pop. Within three years of releasing his first single, Shawn Mendes had over 100 award nominations, and received over 30 awards. In 2017, he won the American Music Award for Favorite Adult Contemporary Singer. His song, “There’s Nothing Holding Me Back”, won the MTV Europe Music Awards for Best Song in 2017. His song, “Treat You Better”, won Radio Disney’s Song of the year, also in 2017. He has also been nominated for and won several fan choice awards and is a popular performer at Nickelodeon’s Annual Teen Choice Awards.
Shawn Mendes Concert Setlist
Shawn Mendes concert setlists are filled with fan favorites as well as new songs not yet released. “There’s Nothing Holding Me Back” is one of his most played hits on-air, and this catchy, gritty, upbeat tune is a concert staple. The ever-popular, “Stitches”, makes the setlist, with its groovy chorus encouraging his fans to sing along. “Treat You Better” is another well-known song included in the setlist that fans are always excited to sing along with. Shawn Mendes also includes several of his more laidback fan favorites like “No Promises”, “Imagination”, and “One of Those Nights”.
Shawn Mendes in Concert
Despite his youth, Shawn Mendes has been comfortable and exuberant on stage since day one. Even when he released his first single at the tender age of fifteen, he seemed to belong on stage much like the more seasoned artists look like the stage is their second home. That comfort with the spotlight and the obvious love for his fans make his performances feel very connected and more intimate than would be expected at such large venues. Shawn Mendes gives very natural performances, feeding off the energy of his fans and interacting with them often.