Shawn Mendes is a Canadian singer. He attracted a following in 2013, when he began posting song covers on the popular video sharing application Vine. The following year, he caught the attention of artist manager Andrew Gertler and Island Records A&R Ziggy Chareton which led to him signing a deal with the record label.
Mendes went on to release his debut single "Life of the Party", which become successful in his native Canada as well as internationally. Following the release of Life of the Party, he has released both an EP and a studio album, and has headlined a successful solo tour.