Shawn Mendes was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and was raised in a suburb of the city called Pickering. 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. Shawn currently tours as a member of the MagCon Tour alongside other young artists such as X Factor's Willie Jones. Shawn was also recently featured as the winner of Ryan Seacrest's "Best 35 Covers" competition, and is slated to head on a nationwide tour with Austin Mahone in 2014 and release his debut major label album later this year. He just recently signed with Island Records and released his first single "Life of the Party" in June 2014, which became the #1 song on iTunes within hours.