Shawn Mendes was born August 8, 1998 in Ontario Canada. Shawn was a self-taught musician and learned to play guitar by watching tutorial videos on Youtube. He then started his own Vine account and became part of the Magcon boys which included Cameron Dallas, Jack Gilinsky, Nash Grier and more. Shawn was posting skits and videos of himself singing on Vine, which caught the attention record label Universal Island Records. Shawn released his first EP, Handwritten in 2014, which featured the song Stiches. His single, Stiches reached number 1 in the UK and top 10 in the US and Canada. Since then, Shawn Mendes became the first and only artist under 20 to have 4 number one singles.

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