Rolling in the dough before you’ve even turned 18 must be nice. Just ask Shawn Mendes. The teenager came onto the music scene in a big way with his hit song “Stitches.” It’s this single that really put the singer’s name on the map. After “Stitches” his climb to fame and money seemed to skyrocket, taking the boy from Toronto, Ontario, Canada to new heights in his music career. The singer-songwriter is no one-hit-wonder as he releases his second album Illuminate soon. Between song collaborations with famous celebrities and an emerging modeling career, it doesn’t look like this singer’s cash flow is going anywhere but up.
Shawn Mendes Net Worth as of 2018: $4 million
Mendes has managed to become a millionaire in less than three years. That’s definitely not too bad, to say the least. While success came to the teenager quickly, it wasn’t overnight. Here is a breakdown of the star’s career and how he made it big.
2013 – 2014
While Mendes wasn’t well-known in 2013, it is where his story begins. The then 14-year-old was recording videos of himself covering famous songs. Mendes would consistently post these videos on Vine. The six-second Vines were all he needed to gain millions of followers in a matter of months.
By the time 2014 rolled around, Mendes secured the spot of the third most followed musician on Vine. He became yet another success story of social media leading to fame. At this point, Mendes even began performing as an opening act for singer Austin Mahone. He was soon after discovered by manager Andrew Gertler of Island Records. The singer moved quickly as he released his first single “Life of the Party” in June 2014. At 15-years-old, Mendes managed to become the youngest artist to crack the top 25 of the Billboard Hot 100 with a debut single. In July 2014, he teased his fans with a release of his debut EP. This launched to number five on the Billboard 200. It sold 48,000 copies in the first week. At 16-years-old he took on his first headlining tour.
In 2015, Mendes released a full-length album entitled Handwritten. Around 106,000 copies sold within the first week and the album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. This is where his hit single “Stitches” came from. The song hit number four on the Billboard Hot 100 and number one on the Mainstream Top 40. It seemed like once this song dropped everyone knew who Shawn Mendes was.
He was an opening act again in 2015, but this time for a bigger star. Actually the biggest, Taylor Swift and her 1989 Tour. In addition to touring, Mendes continued to make music. He released the catchy tune “I Know What You Did Last Summer” alongside Fifth Harmony member Camila Cabello. This song cracked the Billboard Hot 100 at number 20.
It seems like each year things get better and better for Mendes. Forbes mentioned the teenager on their 2016 “30 under 30” list. The 17-year-old is also on his second headlining tour. This time, he’s going international, visiting Asia and Europe. He also managed to drop the song, “Treat You Better” from his upcoming album Illuminate.
The teenager’s net worth is sure to go up with his latest venture. The star can now add modeling to his resume. He recently signed with the modeling agency Wilhelmina Models. At age 17, it’s certain that this star hasn’t even peaked yet, and neither has his net worth. The world is sure to see more of Mendes and the years to come, and he is sure to see even more money.
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