8 Things You Didn’t Know About Shawn Mendes
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.
7. Self Taught
The Canadian singer taught himself how to play the guitar. He was first gifted with his first guitar when he was 14 and he managed to become proficient by watching instructional videos on YouTube and by practicing for five hours a day. The first song he learned how to play was “Soul Sister” by Train.