Canadian singer Shawn Mendes has achieved critical acclaim and global fame, including multiple Grammy nominations. As per CelebrityNetWorth, he is valued at $40 million.
On July 26, Mendes announced that he will be canceling his remaining tour dates to focus on his mental health. The 23-year-old is one of several stars to have recently returned to playing live after the COVID-19 pandemic halted tours around the world in 2020.
In a statement, Mendes said that he “was not at all ready for how difficult touring would be after this time away.” He promised fans he would return once he had “taken the right time to heal.”
Mendes first gained popularity on the mobile video-sharing app Vine in 2013, where he posted song covers. He cover of Justin Bieber’s “As Long As You Love Me” on Vine gained millions of views and followers over the next few months. By August 2014, he had the third-highest following among musicians on Vine.
Artist manager Andrew Gertler brought him to Island Records in January 2014. After winning Ryan Seacrest’s “Best Cover Song” contest in April 2014, he officially signed with Island Records in May that same year.
Mendes’ debut major label EP was released in July 2014, peaking at number five on Billboard 200. It was followed by his debut studio album “Handwritten” in April 2015.
“Handwritten” was certified platinum after it quickly hit number one on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 106,000 copies in its first week.
The third single from the album “Stitches” achieved particular success, as it became Mendes’ first top ten single in the United States. Mendes was also listed on Time’s “25 Most Influential Teens of 2014” and “The 30 Most Influential Teens of 2015.”
In 2016, Mendes announced his headliner world tour The Shawn Mendes World Tour, which sold out 38 shows in North America and Europe within minutes. His second studio album “Illuminate” was released on September 23, 2016. It debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart. The singles from the album “Treat You Better” and “Mercy” both did very well in the charts.
His 2019 collaboration with singer Camila Cabello, “Senorita”, was Mendes’ first time having a song as number one on the Hot 100 chart.
Mendes made his acting debut on The CW’s “The 100” third-season premiere on January 21, 2016. He has also appeared on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” and “The Late Late Show with James Corden.”
He made his modeling debut in June 2017, when he walked the runway for Emporio Armani’s Spring 2018 show in Milan, Italy. He was later announced as the ambassador for the Brand’s Fall Winter 2018-2019 watch collection in June 2018. His other brand endorsements include his position as brand ambassador for Calvin Klein’s #MyCalvins campaign, SmileDirectClub, and Canadian-based food chain Tim Hortons, as well as Canadian clothing brand Roots Canada.