Shawn Mendes is currently one of the hottest stars in the pop music industry. Despite being only 18, he’s already toured with Taylor Swift, collaborated with Camila Cabello and headlined his own tour. Since he’s had such an impressive career and is obviously heading for even bigger and better things, here are 8 things you didn’t know about Shawn Mendes:
Mendes was propelled to stardom courtesy of the social sharing network Vine. He started sharing cover videos in 2013 and within a few months he had millions of followers. By August 2014, he was the third most-followed musician on Vine. In January 2014, artist manager Andrew Gertler discovered him, brought him to Island Records and signed him to the label.