Canadian singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes took the music industry by storm with his first top 10 single ‘Stitches’ which was released as part of his top charting 2015 album Handwritten. So, 2015 marks the year Mendes made his breakthrough into the industry but this wasn’t his first time on the charts; his first song appeared on Billboard 100, let me remind you of that song.
Shawn Mendes’ first song was ‘Life of the Party’ released in 2014 when Mendes was just 15. After the single topped Billboard 100 at number 24, Mendes became the youngest artist to have a debut song in the top 25 after snatching the limelight Justin Bieber who was commemorated for the same achievement in 2010.
Read more below about how Shawn Mendes broke through into the industry with a scandal-free rise to fame.
From 6 Second Covers To Pop Star
Shawn Mendes taught himself to play the guitar by age 13, and in 2019 to Insider, he revealed, “I have like 35 or 40 guitars.” At that point, he’d only been collecting them for three or four years.
Moreover, Mendes obtained a significant record deal with Island Records at 15, and his first number one album in 2015; at 16, on account of the democratizing intensity and power of the internet. Since taking off on Vine with his 6 second covers of others’ pop hits, this Canadian vocalist has accomplished something spectacular: He’s stayed with melodies of his own that he writes himself (sometimes in collaboration with other songwriters, too).
For Mendes, his journey to becoming a pop star didn’t involve scandals. In fact, on many occasions by networks including E!, his journey to fame has been described as “scandal-free.”
Rather than count on a ploy or a stunt to gain publicity; Mendes, who embodies teen icon looks and has an immaculate reputation has constantly fabricated a youthful fan base through the web and through live shows (and meet-and-greets). That dependable fanbase has supported him with his platinum-selling hits, including two Billboard Top 10s (‘Stitches’ and ‘Treat You Better’), alongside world tours, both as the main artist and as an opener for Taylor Swift.
Not long after Handwritten hit the charts, Mendes had the option to turn his back on Vine, flawlessly diving into another spectacular career; that being one of the world’s greatest pop stars. He as of 2016, released ‘Illuminate’, the subsequent LP to his first, which has profited from more conventional methods of advertisement: early radio singles, music recordings, and TV plugs. His Vine days are officially finished.
‘Illuminate’ speaks to the improvement and progression of his voice and the subject matter of his tracks, with a great part of the natural instruments and sincerity of Handwritten left unblemished. In any case, Mendes focused on the need of following up his debut immediately as a result of the persistent relentlessness of adolescence.
In contrast to Handwritten, ‘Illuminate’ credits him as the songwriter on each track.
Despite the fact that numerous singers are swarmed with direct musical comparisons, Mendes is exceedingly open about those who inspired his music; with his whole advancement recorded in, and accessible by, online recordings.
Adding to the uniqueness of Mendes’ climb to fame is that he figured out how to increase a genuine interest in his music by not following trends but producing firmly off-trend melodies, depending on acoustic guitars instead of electronic beats; a generally unknown, anonymous group of partner collaborators, rather than big brand-names; and a carefree persona with no indications of a bad boy underneath.
His delicate, in some cases heartfelt, pop-rock songs play right into the hands of teens and young people, however he has likewise discovered footing on grown-up contemporary radio broadcasts, giving Mendes shouting superfans all over the show.