Shawn Mendes rises this Thursday, March 28, to the stage of the Altice Arena, in Lisbon. The lusceptible musician is one of the stars of today's pop music, adding thousands of fans around the world.
The career of the artist, considered one of Time magazine's 100 most influential young people in 2016, began after he started sharing videos on Vine in 2013. With his versions of songs from the tops, Shawn captured thousands of followers in a few months, becoming the third most followed musician of the social network.
Months later, entrepreneur Andrew Gertler discovered the singer, prompting him to sign contract with Island Records in 2014. The first single, "Life Of The Party," arrived in June of that year.
The first EP of Shawn Mendes arrived in July 2014, arriving at the fifth place of the top Billboard 200. At the end of the year, the musician edited "Something Big", being the first great success of the career of the lusodescendente.
"Handwritten," the first Shawn Medes record, arrived in 2015, winning the top spot on Billboard. With the album, the singer equaled Justin Bieber as the youngest artist to lead the magazine's list.
At the end of 2016, the singer released the album "Illuminate". "Treat You Better" and "Mercy" were the first two tracks on the album to play on the radios around the world. In a few days, the single "There's Nothing Holdin 'Me Back" won the top spot in iTunes sales in 18 countries, including the US, UK, Canada, Germany, Brazil, Austria, Ireland, Netherlands, Philippines and Sweden.
In 2018, Shawn Mendes released his self-titled album. "In My Blood" and "Lost In Japan" were the first two singles of the album that reached the main tops worldwide.
At the start of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, the artist also shared a special version of the song "In My Blood", which was the national anthem. In the theme of support for Portugal, Shawn Mendes sings some verses in Portuguese, recorded exclusively for the Seleção. "We are Portugal, one voice and one heart!", Sings the singer, the son of a Portuguese immigrant from the Algarve city of Lagos.
Throughout his career, Shawn Mendes has won several awards. In 2015, he was considered the Best New Arista and Pop Artist of the Year at the Canadian Music Awards. In the Kids' Choice Award, in 2016 and 2017, he was considered the Best Male Artist. Already in the European awards of MTV, the singer won the award of Best New Artist (2015) and Best Global Artist (2016).