Less than a year ago, Canadian singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes posted his first cover to Vine. With only a 6-second clip of him singing, guitar in hand, the video took off like wildfire. He continued posting, and his following grew by the thousands. Now over 3 million Vine followers later, and only 16 years old, Shawn has become one of the most buzzed about young artists in music.
In less than a month after signing with Island Records, Shawn's first single, "Life Of The Party," hit the number one spot on iTunes within an hour of its release. The single sold over 100,000 copies in its first day and broke into the Billboard Hot 100's Top 25 charts with zero radio play, making Mendes the youngest artist ever to break the Top 25 with a debut single. He even won a Teen Choice Award as Choice Web Star in Music. All of this happening in only a few short months.