30 Surprising Facts About Shawn Mendes Every Fan Should Know


Shawn Peter Raul Mendes is now more like a household name, when he became an overnight megastar at a very young age and that too with just a simple six-second Vine video. Since then, the singer has been making headlines with his remarkable albums, having heads bob to his tunes. One of the five artists to ever to debut at number one in the US Billboard 200 chart, before the age of 18, Mendes has 13 SOCAN awards, 10 MTV Europe Music Awards, eight Juno Awards, eight iHeartRadio MMVAs, two American Music Awards, along with three Grammy nominations to his name. What’s more is that, the singer seems to have just started his career. Here are some interesting facts about the singer that will make fans love him even more:

  1.  In collaboration with, he launched the campaign “Notes from Shawn” for three consecutive years, through which he encouraged his fans to leave positive notes in unexpected places, in an effort to address self-esteem, depression and awareness of self-harm.
  2.  For the third year, he even partnered with BlendApp, to raise up to $25,000, by raising $1 for every signup and every positive message shared on the application.
  3.  It was Andrew Watt who sent the rough chorus of the song “Señorita” to Mendes, suggesting it to be recorded as a duet, to which Mendes immediately agreed. Mendes even suggested Camila Cabello to be “the only person” with whom he could sing the duet.
  4.  Both the singers worked on the lyrics of the song through FaceTime, until their meeting just a few weeks before the song was released.
  5.  He became the ambassador for Emporio Armani's entire "Fall Winter 2018-2019" watch collection on June 6, 2018. The next month, promotional images of Mendes wearing the new smartwatch EA Connected, went online.
  6.  Prior to this, he wore the new smartwatch while walking the runway during the "Emporio Armani Spring 2018" show held in Milan, Italy in June 2017.
  7.  In an effort to support and raise funds for Young Survival Coalition, which aims to support young women diagnosed with breast cancer, Mendes, along with various other artists, performed at The Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles for the "We Can Survive" event.
  8.  He became the only youngest artist to top the US Billboard 200 chart, with four studio albums, when his fourth studio album “Wonder” was released in December 2020.
  9.  In partnership with Pencils of Promise, which focuses on building schools to improve the quality of education for developing countries, he raised $25,000. The amount went for construction of a school in Ghana.
  10.  Shawn Mendes Signature, his very first fragrance, for both men and women, was launched in August 2017. The next year, Shawn Signature II, the second fragrance was launched.
  11.  He created the Mexico Earthquake Relief Fund in September 2017, following the devastation of the earthquake in Mexico City, in collaboration with the American Red Cross. He made a donation of $100,000 towards the relief efforts of the earthquake.
  12.  Mendes became the brand ambassador for Calvin Klein's #MyCalvins campaign on February 16, 2019. In August the same year, he partnered with Tim Hortons, the Canadian-based food chain, and was featured in a commercial on beverage cups.
  13.  His lead single “I Know What You Did Last Summer” from “Handwritten” was reportedly written backstage spontaneously, during one of the stops of Taylor Swift’s The 1989 World Tour.
  14.  Both the singers of the song – Mendes, who was an opening act, while Cabello, who was the surprise guest as part of the group Fifth Harmony, wrote the chorus in 30 minutes.
  15.  Shawn, in collaboration with Omaze, raised funds through donations for the WE Schools program, which aims to support youth through educational services and mentorship.
  16.  He even encouraged his fans to support the cause, by providing the donors a chance to attend his 2018 concert tour.
  17.  Mendes was named as one among the “Icons of the Decade” in the iHeartRadio Canada’s 2019 list. He was inducted into the Canada’s Walk of Fame in the year 2015.
  18.  He was featured in an advertisement for SmileDirectClub’s campaign, which was released during the 61st Annual Grammy Awards. The proceeds of the campaign went to different organizations seeking to improve the health of children – both mental as well as emotional well being.
  19.  In collaboration with producer Teddy Geiger, released a cover of “Under Pressure,” by Queen and David Bowie, in October 2018. The proceeds from the single went to Mercury Phoenix Trust, which focuses on creating awareness and funds for HIV/AIDs cause.
  20.  He launched the Shawn Mendes Foundation in August 2019, with the focus on inspiring and empowering his fans and the youth to bring out a positive change in the world.
  21.  Through the foundation, he had made donations of undisclosed sum of money to various causes like the Australia's Red Cross, the New South Wales Rural Fire Service, and South Australia Country Fire Service.
  22.  He has been struggling with anxiety, which he has chronicled in his single “In My Blood.” He has publicly disclosed that he has been undergoing therapy for his mental health condition.
  23.  The single “Youth” from his album “Shawn Mendes” which features American singer Khalid, is said to be been inspired by the Manchester Arena bombing in May 2017. The duo recorded the song, in the aftermath of the attacks.
  24.  Mendes and The Shawn Mendes Foundation provided the Toronto’s SickKids Foundation, with a sum of $175,000 in support of COVID-19 relief, in March 2020. He is Canada’s largest charitable funder of child health research, learning and care.
  25.  There has been a lot of rumors related to his sexuality, but Mendes has made it clear that he is not a gay, and added that it should not make a difference even if he was, as the main focus was his music and not his sexuality.
  26.  He started dating Cuban-American singer Camila Cabello, since July 2019. The couple have collaborated for "I Know What You Did Last Summer" from Mendes' debut album, “Handwritten,” as well as "Señorita," from Mendes’ self-titled album.
  27.  However, their relationship has been a subject of controversy as the duo was accused for dating for publicity. Mendes has denied the accusations, insisting that it’s definitely not a publicity stunt.
  28.  In an effort to raise awareness as well as funds for the COVID-19 pandemic, he participated in the iHeart Media's Living Room Concert for America, in March 2020. He also participated in Global Citizen Festival’s Together at Home virtual concert, for the same cause in March and April 2020.
  29.  He has been on the Time’s list of most influential people – Most Influential Teens (from 2014 to 2017) and the Time 100 (2018). He was also placed on the Forbes’ list of Celebrity 100 in the year 2019 and 2020.
  30.  Mendes has been a great support to the Black Lives Matter movement, and even joined protests in Miami for racial justice after the killing of George Floyd, in May 2020. He even lent his Instagram account in an effort to raise the voice of Black activists.
  31.  Shawn Mendes Net Worth: $54.5 Million

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