Top 5 Things You Didn't Know About Shawn Mendes

Top 5 Things You Didn't Know About Shawn Mendes Subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/c/MsMojo?sub_confirmation=1 Script written by Spencer Sher He may be the next Justin Beiber! Shawn Mendes launched his career and fame by posting covers on Vine and now he’s the hottest thing in music! Did you know these facts about this Canadian singer? The singer is learning French and Spanish! The Canadian singer is making great strides in bridging the gap between him and his French and Spanish speaking fans. Mendes is in the process of learning both languages and hopes that he will one day be able to break down even more language barriers. Did you know that he taught himself guitar? When Shawn Mendes was gifted his first guitar at 15 there was one problem: he didn’t know how to play! Thankfully for him, it was nothing a little practice and YouTube couldn’t fix. The future pop star would spend five hours a day practicing and watching instructional videos on the web while learning the ins and outs of his new instrument. He’s also very philanthropic! n 2014, he spearheaded the “Notes from Shawn” campaign, which encouraged people to leave positive messages in random locations as a way of combating depression and self-harm. And he didn’t stop there. In 2015 Mendes helped raise $25,000 to build a school in Ghana. If these two stories are any indication, it appears that Shawn Mendes has a big heart, as well as a very promising career ahead of him.
Credits
Tags
Comments

You must login to access this feature

Transcript

Top 5 Things You Didn't Know About Shawn Mendes


He’s young, he’s hot and he’s blowing up. Welcome to MsMojo, and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the Top 5 Things You Didn't Know About Shawn Mendes.

For this list, we’ll be taking a look at some fun facts related to Canadian pop singer Shawn Mendes.

#5: He Got His Start On Vine



Developing a fan base isn’t easy. It takes time, effort and above all skill. Shawn Mendes put all three on display during the initial stages of his career, back when he was just another kid posting cover songs on Vine. Mendes would regularly post covers of songs by his favorite artists and was soon inundated with millions of followers. By August of 2014 he was among the top 5 most popular musicians on the site; and it wasn’t long before the record companies took notice. In a little over a year, Mendes went from being a relative unknown to Vine superstar to signing a record deal with Island Records.

#4: He’s Learning French and Spanish



International pop superstardom isn’t without its drawbacks. Mendes learned this the hard way when he realized that it’s near impossible to converse with fans from different parts of the world if you don’t speak their language! As such, the Canadian singer is making great strides in bridging the gap between him and his French and Spanish speaking fans. Mendes is in the process of learning both languages and hopes that he will one day be able to break down even more language barriers. And to that we say… merci!

#3: He Dropped Out of High School



After two years as a student at Pine Ridge Secondary School in Pickering, Ontario Mendes dropped out to pursue his burgeoning musical career. The teen was blowing up and staying in school would have only impeded his chances of growing his fan base and achieving pop superstardom. But don’t worry Mendes is no slacker. In fact, he recently earned his high school diploma online, graduating in 2016. While we don’t condone dropping out of school, it appears Mendes knew what he was doing, as he has now earned a high school diploma and a Juno award!

#2: He Taught Himself Guitar



When Shawn Mendes was gifted his first guitar at 15 there was one problem: he didn’t know how to play! Thankfully for him, it was nothing a little practice and YouTube couldn’t fix. The future pop star would spend five hours a day practicing and watching instructional videos on the web while learning the ins and outs of his new instrument. He took inspiration from artists such as EdSheeran and John Mayer, listening to their songs and looking for tidbits of information that might help him improve. In fact, it was Sheeran’s song “Gimme Love” that sparked his obsession with the guitar in the first place.


#1: He is Very Philanthropic



Mendes has proven himself to be an extremely generous and mature pop star. Whereas others might have let fame and fortune go to their head, the teen heartthrob has been anything but, donating his time and money to a number of great causes. In 2014, he spearheaded the “Notes from Shawn” campaign, which encouraged people to leave positive messages in random locations as a way of combating depression and self-harm. And he didn’t stop there. In 2015 Mendes helped raise $25,000 to build a school in Ghana. If these two stories are any indication, it appears that Shawn Mendes has a big heart, as well as a very promising career ahead of him.

Do you agree with our list? What surprising facts do you know about Shawn Mendes? For more entertaining Top 10s and awesome Top 5’s, be sure to subscribe to MsMojo.

Download

You must register to a corporate account to download. Please login

Related Videos

+ see more

More