Shawn Mendes is a famous Canadian singer, model, and songwriter. The young man was discovered by Island Records after posting several covers on the Vine app in 2013. When he first heard Shawn’s songs and found out about Shawn’s online success, Ed Sheeran arranged for him to fly to Los Angeles to have dinner together.
What is Shawn Mendes net worth?
At the time this article is written Swan Mendes has a net worth of $40 million, being one of the highest-paid and most popular artists in the world. The artist has released many albums, reaching global fame and critical acclaim.
Shawn Mendes earned $40 million between June 2018 and June 2019, which was enough to transform him into one of the top one hundred highest-paid artists in the world at that time. In the next year, he earned $55 million. This amount came mostly from his 2019 world tour which grossed around $90 million. Also, he makes money from endorsement deals with brands such as Calvin Klein.
Childhood and teenage years
Shawn Peter Raul Mendes was born in Pickering, Ontario, Canada on August 8, 1998. His father Manuel is of Portuguese origin and his mother Karen comes from England. Mendes has a younger sister called Aaliyah.
In June 2016 Shawn graduated from Pine Ridge Secondary School. Here he participated in the glee club and played soccer and ice hockey.
Shaw Mendes learned how to play guitar by watching YouTube tutorial videos, and in 2012, when he was 14 years old, he started to post his own cover videos online. In 2013 he started to attract the public’s attention after he posted a cover of Justin Bieber’s song “As Long As You Love Me” on the social video app Vine. In the next few months, this video gained millions of followers and views. By August 2014 he was the third-highest followed musician on Vibe after he became known for his six-second covers of famous songs. In January 2014 the artist’s manager Andrew Gertler brought Shawn Mendes to Island Records.
In April 2014 Shawn Mendes won Ryan Seacrest’s “Best Cover Song” contest and the next month he signed with Island Records. Before his signing, as part of MAGCON, the artist was on a tour for two months across the United States together with other famous Vine artists.
In July 2014 Shawn released his major label EP, which peaked at number five on Billboard 200. In April 2015 he released his debut studio album called “Handwritten”, which peaked at number one on the Billboard 200 chart, with 106,000 copies sold in the first week. This made it certified platinum.
Mendes reached a particular success with the third song from the album “Stitches”. This became his first top-ten single in the United States of America and reached number one in the United Kingdom. Thanks to this success, Shawn Mendes was listed on Time’s “The 30 Most Influential Teens of 2015” and “25 Most Influential Teens of 2014”.
At the beginning of 2016, the artist announced his headliner world tour The Shawn Mendes World Tour, which sold out thirty-eight shows in Europe and North America in just a few minutes.
On September 23, 2016, Shawn released his second studio album called “Illuminate”, which debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart. Also, the singles from the album “Mercy” and “Treat You Better” had huge success.
In April 2017 Shawn embarked on the Illuminate World Tour and released the song “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back”, which reached number one on the US Billboard, similar to “Treat You Better”, released in 2016, and “Stitches”, released in 2015. This made Shawn Mendes the first artist under the age of twenty to have three number-one singles on the Billboard Adult Pop Songs chart.
After he released his self-titled album on May 25, 2018, Shawn Mendes become the third-youngest artist of that period to have three number-one albums. In 2019 he started his self-titled world tour and performed extra shows at different music festivals across South America, Europe, and North America. Also, he performed at a televised concert in the honor of the 92nd of Queen Elizabeth II.
However, in 2022, the pop singer Shawn Mendes canceled the rest of his tour, weeks after postponing concerts to focus more on taking care of his mental health. The Grammy nominee was “completely unprepared for the workload he was about to receive on the road” and decided to cancel the tour after consulting with “an incredible group of health professionals“, he told fans in a statement shared on his social media accounts.
In 2019 Shawn collaborated with the singer Camila Cabello to release the song “Senorita”. This was his first song that reached number one on the Hot 100 chart. He collaborated with Camila also in 2015 for the song “I Know What You Did Last Summer”.
Film and television
On January 21, 2016, Shawn Mendes debuted in acting on The CW’s “The 100” third-season premiere. Starting from there, he appeared in several television shows like “The Late Late Show with James Corden” and “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”.
Also, Shawn Mendes appeared in a documentary directed by YouTuber Casey Neistat, that was part of YouTube’s Artist Spotlight Story Series. This was published on YouTube on September 28, 2018, and features behind-the-scenes footage of one of the artist’s tours and an interview with him.
On November 23, 2020, the documentary “In Wonder” was released on Netflix, which contains images of the singer from the 2019 tour, held in North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. The documentary film is directed by Grant Singer and presents a portrait of Mendes’ life and his rise in recent years.
Other projects and ventures
In June 2017, Mendes made his debut in modeling, when he presented Emporio Armani’s Spring 2018 collection at a show in Milan, Italy. In June 2018 he was named the ambassador for the Brand’s Fall Winter 2018-2019 watch collection.
Shawn Mendes is also the brand ambassador for Calvin Klein’s #MyCalvins campaign and has brand endorsement deals with the Canadian clothing brand Roots Canada and the Canadian-based food chain Tim Hortons.
Philanthropy and private life
In August 2019 the artist launched the Shawn Mendes Foundation, which aims to inspire the singer’s fans to discover the causes they are passionate about and to help them use their voice to bring change to the world.
In July 2019, Shawn Mendes started dating the Cuban-American singer Camila Cabello, but they broke up after two years.
Currently, he might have a relationship with none other than his therapist, Jocelyne Miranda. She is 50 years old, and fans still can’t believe that there could be something between them. Secretive as usual, Shawn managed to be caught walking with his alleged partner on the streets of West Hollywood. Jocelyne is no stranger to the world of celebrities. With more than 20 years of experience, she has helped stars like Hailey Bieber, Justin Timberlake, Bieber, Omar Apollo, and Kendall Jenner overcome difficult times in their lives.