Shawn Mendes is currently one of the most popular singers/ songwriters in the pop genre. Having commenced his music career in the early 2010s, Shawn Mendes has since released over four albums besides several singles often featuring other artists. The singer recently starred in ‘Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile’ vocally portraying the titular character. If you are wondering where the popular singer had his origins in the music industry, here are a few facts that you probably missed.
Shawn Mendes, like many other artists, began his career by posting cover videos on Vine, a popular video hosting app at the time. Some of the songs to which he sang covers include ‘Hello’ by Adele, ‘Let Her Go’ by Passenger, ‘Counting Stars’ by OneRepublic, ‘Cooler Than Me’ by Mike Posner and ‘Give Me Love’ by Ed Sheeran. It was around this time that Andrew Gertler, a known talent manager took notice of the singer’s potential and persuaded him to sign a deal with Island Records, thereby kick-starting his career in the music industry. Island Records is a Jamaican record label which was founded by Chris Blackwell. Some of the other popular artists that currently or formerly had a deal with Island Records are Bob Marley, Bon Jovi, Demi Lovato, Sabrina Carpenter and Angèle. The debut album of Shawn Mendes is titled, ‘Handwritten’ which was released in 2015. Some of the songs from the album are ‘Life of the Party’, ‘Never be Alone’, ‘Kid in Love’ and ‘Aftertaste’. Since his debut, Shawn Mendes has managed to sweep the Billboard Charts constantly and continues to bring in versatile pop music. Seeing as how it has been a while since the artist has actively composed songs, a potential return back to the industry with a smasher can be expected. Unfortunately, no official updates have been made on the matter.