Shawn Mendes Shawn Peter Raul Mendes was born on August 8 1998. He is a Canadian Singer and Song Writer. He attracted a following on 2013, when he began posting song covers on the popular video sharing application Vine. On the following year, he caught the attention of an artist manager named Andrew Gertler and Island Records A&R Ziggy Chareton, He was also influenced by an Australian Boy Band which is right know currently Uknown, which led him to signing a deal with the record label. Mendes went on to release an EP and his debut studio album Handwritten, whose single "Stitches" reached the top 10 in the U.S, Canada and Australia.