MTV Push: Shawn Mendes

All throughout April, check out exclusive live performances and get to know this up-and-coming sensation.

At only 16 years old, singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes has amassed millions of social media followers with his deep, empowering lyrics and complex acoustic-guitar-based sound.

Born in Toronto, Canada, Shawn rose to fame over the past year after posting cover songs to various video-sharing sites. (One high-profile booster: Ed Sheeran, who is such a big fan that he flew Shawn to L.A. so they could meet for drinks)! Shawn’s debut EP, ‘The Shawn Mendes EP’, hit number one on the iTunes charts in the US just 37 minutes—a milestone he recalls as ‘surreal’ and ‘insane’.

Shawn saw his debut single ‘Life of the Party’ vault to number one on iTunes within an hour. The single sold more than 100,000 copies in its first day and making Shawn, then 15, the youngest artist ever to crack Billboard’s Top 25 with a debut single—all without any radio play!

Now with his first international single ‘Something Big’, and his debut album ‘Handwritten’ releasing in April, Shawn is sure to see his star rise even faster and higher.

That’s why he’s MTV’s PUSH act for this month! All throughout April, check out exclusive live performances and get to know this up-and-coming sensation.

Wednesday, 15. April 2015