Teen pop singer Shawn Mendes gained a following by posting videos on Youtube and Vine. It got him a record deal and multi platinum record sales. It remains to be seen if he has longevity. The 2015 single Stitches is his biggest hit to date. He was born Aug. 8, 1998 in Toronto. His father is Portuguese and he sells restaurant supplies. His mom is a real estate agent. Mendes grew up in Pickering east of Toronto. Mendes learned to play guitar from Youtube tutorials. Then he started posting videos. A 2013 cover of the Justin Bieber hit Boyfriend on Vine blew up and this led to a contract with Island Records. His debut single Life Of The Party reached #25 on the Billboard Hot 100. This was followed by an EP in Aug. 2014. He went on tour and he won a Teen Choice award. The album Handwritten was released Apr. 2015. Stitches was the third single and it reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album was certified 2XPlatinum. Mendes writes most of his songs with whoever the producer is. Handwritten was written and produced by Daniel Parker, Teddy Geiger and Daniel "Daylight" Kyriakides. Geiger is the key person as she has worked on all three of Mendes' albums. She produced most of the 2018 CD Shawn Mendes. Handwritten is available in a Revisited version with four bonus live tracks. So now Mendes is a big star. Except subsequent albums haven't sold as well. And Stitches is still his biggest hit single. Singles from his latest album didn't crack the top ten. He is touring in 2019 to support his latest album. Maybe that will help. But if sales keep sliding, Mendes will have to do something to reverse that. Or maybe try acting. He has done some modelling for Armani. We will see if Mendes has longevity. Here's the video for Stitches by Shawn Mendes.