VIDEO: Shawn Mendes Chats Being Music's First Vine Star on GMA
The Canadian music artist released his self titled The Shawn Mendes EP and his debut single "Life of the Party and has seen rising mainstream success as a singer-songwriter and touring artist.
He first started posting cover videos on the popular social video app Vine in 2013 and picked up millions of views and followers in a matter of months, becoming well known for his six-second snippets of renditions of many popular songs. Artist manager Andrew Gertler discovered Mendes online in January 2014, bringing him to Island Records where he eventually signed and released his first single "Life of the Party" in June 2014. He is the youngest artist to debut in the top 25 with a debut song on the Billboard Hot 100, debuting at number 24 for the week ending July 12, 2014 at 15 years, 9 months and 24 days of age.
Mendes is currently on a nationwide tour withAustin Mahone and released his debut major label EP in July, with a debut album due out later in 2014. He won the Teen Choice award in 2014 for Webstar in Music.