Today*s Star - Shawn Mendes

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Shawn Mendes proves that social media is the new way to get famous.

The 18-year-old singer shot to fame using only Vine and YouTube.  He would post six second snippets of song covers onto his Vine account, which made him the 3rd most popular musician on the site.  From there, he was offered a contract with Island Records.

Now, he's on Forbes' 30 under 30 and was one of Time's 25 "Most Influential Teens" in 2015.

His first EP "Handwritten" is RIAA certified Platinum!  That's a huge accomplishment for a teenager, seriously!  Artists spend YEARS trying to make such a huge splash and Shawn Mendes managed to achieve it on his first try.  Incredible!

He's now an outspoken advocate for victims of abuse, as evidenced in his music.

Shawn says his family and friends keep him humble, even though he's rising star on the music scene with his smash hit "Stitches" and now his followup single "Treat You Better."

 

 

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