From covering other artists’ songs, Shawn Mendes has become one of the most popular singers today, not to mention one of the highest-paid in the world. He has received critical acclaim and international fame, thanks to his hit songs “Stitches,” “Señorita” with Camila Bello, and “Treat You Better,” among others.
Mendes started his fame on the mobile video-sharing app Vine in 2013, and from there, the rest is history. So, how successful has he become, and how much net worth has he amassed?
The Successful Career of Shawn Mendes
The 24-year-old started to gain a following after posting song covers on Vine. After a year, he got the attention of the manager, Andrew Gertler, and Island Records A&R Ziggy Chareton, resulting in him signing a deal with the record label.
His self-titled debut album came out in 2014, while his first studio album, Handwritten, dropped in 2015, with the latter topping the U.S. Billboard 200. It made him one of the only five artists who debuted at number one before reaching 18.
The single “Stitches” became the number-one song in the U.K. and made it to the top 10 in the U.S. and Canada.
His second album, Illuminate, was released in 2016 and debuted at number one in the U.S., while its songs “Treat You Better” and “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” was part of the top 10 songs in several counties.
Mendes’ third self-titled studio album came out in 2018 and debuted at number one in the U.S., making him the third-youngest artist to have three number-one albums.
His hit singles, “If I Can’t Have You” and “Señorita,” dropped in 2019, and the latter made it to the top of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. With the release of his fourth studio album, Wonder, in 2020, he became the youngest male artist to top the Billboard 200 with four studio albums.
Shawn Mendes’ Successes and Net Worth
With these hits and a series of successes, Mendes has won 13 SOCAN awards, 10 MTV Europe Music Awards, eight Juno Awards, eight iHeartRadio MMVAs, and two American Music Awards.
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He has also received three Grammy nominations and one Brit Award nomination. He was also named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine in 2018.
With these to his name, Mendes is now worth $40 million.
Shawn Mendes’ New Look
Meanwhile, Mendes was seen with a new look after his photos started circulating online. The hitmaker had lost his signature locks and now had a buzz cut.
Others compared his new hairstyle to Nick Jonas’ in his Last Year was Complicated era.
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