As Justin Bieber’s music career gradually cooled down, world music fans found a new generation ‘Pop Prince’.
Shawn Mendes has a lot in common with Justin Bieber. Starting from rustic covers, becoming a network phenomenon and then successively succeeding in professional music. Everything Shawn Mendes has today is not thanks to luck, but also the challenging process and efforts of the birth singer in 1998.
6 seconds phenomenon
Shawn Mendes was born in Toronto (Canada) in a family without an artistic tradition. While other stars often choose to participate in clubs, music competitions … to begin with, Shawn Mendes has chosen the same path as his “idol”, Justin Bieber. If Justin Bieber emerged from YouTube, Shawn used social networking Vine to share guitar and singing videos.
Shawn Mendes used to be “Vine star” with fever covers.
In 2013, Shawn began to be noticed in the world of music fans with millions of hits. Especially, all of his videos are only 6 seconds long. His first cover was Justin Bieber’s “As Long As You Love Me” and quickly got fevered with over 10,000 likes after just one night. Later, Shawn continued to impress With Of Monsters and Men’s “Little Talk”, Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse”, John Legend’s “All of Me”, Ed Sheeran’s “Give Me Love”, etc.
“Youtube phenomenon”, “6-second guy” or “Justin Bieber 6 seconds” (because the same is Canadian compatriot) is a series of fine words for teenage boy at the age of 17 years old. When Shawn became famous in the online community and music lovers, Shawn was also noticed by artist manager Andrew Gertler. After that, the signing of the Island Records label marked the path of the Toronto boy’s professional music activity.
New generation Pop Prince
In 2014, Shawn Mendes released her debut single, Life of the Party. The song debuted at # 25 in the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making him the youngest star (16 years old) to hold this record. This achievement led Shawn to surpass Justin Bieber, who held the position at 17 with Under the Mistletoe on the Billboard 200 in 2011.