August 08, 1998, 7:00 P.M.Pickering, Ontario, Canada
Shawn Mendes was born on August 8, 1998 in Pickering, Ontario, Canada. He first gained recognition on YouTube and Vine through his affiliation with the popular Vine group Magcon Boys alongside Nash Grier, Cameron Dallas and others. He released his first single “Life of the Party” in June 2014. His self-titled debut EP reached number one on the iTunes charts in under 40 minutes upon being released in July 2014.