It is hardly a secret anymore, but Shawn Mendes is KL bound and the anticipation is growing rapidly. That’s right! This is the first time the Canadian singer will be making his way to Kuala Lumpur to treat us better than we ever have been treated before!
His full name is Shawn Peter Raul Mendes and he is a Canadian singer, songwriter and model born in the Toronto. If you wonder about his name, then let it be known that his mum is from England and his father Portuguese (from the Algarve). He was raised is Pickering where he attended Pine Ridge Secondary School and played ice hockey, soccer. He also joined his high school glee club, and practiced his stage presence in acting lessons (leading as Prince Charming at one point). He also auditioned for Disney Channel in Toronto. He started gaining fame in 2013 by posting song covers on a video-sharing application called: ‘Vine’ and caught the attention of artist manager Andrew Gertler and Island Records A&R Ziggy Chareton, which led to him signing a deal with their record label. Since then he has never looked back and released three studio albums, headlined three world tours, and received several awards. He then graduated from high school in June 2016.
Mendes released his debut EP (2014) and his debut studio album in 2015, whose single “Stitches” reached number one in the United Kingdom and the top 10 in the United States and Canada. He then released his second studio album Illuminate in 2016, whose singles “Treat You Better” and “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” reached the top 10 in several countries. His third studio album (2018) was supported by the lead single “In My Blood”. All three albums debuted atop the US Billboard 200, with the first one making Mendes one of five artists ever to debut at number one before the age of 18, and the third one making him the third-youngest artist to achieve three number one albums. In 2017, Mendes became the first artist to land three number one singles on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart. In 2018, he became the first artist to achieve four number one singles on the Adult Pop Songs chart before the age of 20.
Mendes has headlined four concert tours: #ShawnsFirstHeadlines, Shawn Mendes World Tour, Illuminate World Tour and Shawn Mendes: The Tour. Among his accolades, Mendes has won 13 SOCAN awards, 10 MTV Europe Music Awards, eight Juno Awards, eight iHeartRadio MMVAs, two American Music Awards, and received two Grammy Award nominations. In 2018, Time named Mendes as one of the 100 most influential people in the world on their annual list.
Not to be missed!
Many fans have already decided to keep the 5th of October free, so they can once and for all get totally lost in this Grammy nominated singer’s amazingly famous beats. Fact is that Shawn will be bringing the SHAWN MENDES: THE TOUR to the Axiata Arena, Bukit Jalil and there will be no holding back – so get ready – get your tickets – because this is might just become one of them historic concerts in Kuala Lumpur you shouldn’t want to miss!