Justin Beiber is not the only teenager from Canada that is making headlines. Young crooner Shawn Mendes has much to celebrate as his debut album Handwritten sales about 119,000 and reaches number 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.
This should be a major accomplishment for Mendes because just two years ago, he was living a regular life. With the help of social media his regular life was soon to be transformed. At the age of 14, Mendes uploading a clip of himself singing to Justin Beiber’s “As Long As You Love Me” while playing a guitar. This simple video caught the eye of fans and record label executives.
NJ Spotlight said that two years later, the young singer continues to find that he is following in the footsteps of Bieber. In addition to being discovered on social media, Mendes is the youngest single to reach the number 1 spot on the Billboard charts in five years. Before him, Bieber carried with title with his My World 2.0., released in 2010.
With much success from his debut, one can only assume that this is just the beginning of Mendes accomplishments. Equipped with a fantastic voice and a guitar, Mendes has what it take to capture the attention of millions.