The title King of Pop has always been Michael Jackson, but that was in the yesteryears. Before the boom of social media sites like Twitter and Facebook, the King of Pop was Justin Bieber. In today’s music industry, Shawn Mendes has dominated the music industry thanks to his catchy songs, memorable lyrics, his handsome looks, and his charming personality. The 20-year-old Canadian born singer has been charting all around the world ever since his breakout hit Stitches, he has collaborated with Camila Cabello, Zedd, and many others, and his biggest hit to date is his 2019 single, “If I Can’t Have You” – I personally like Shawn as an artist, and a person, because he is genuinely nice, and it shines through in his interviews, and fan encounters. Since Shawn will visit Manila this October 10, 2019 at the Mall of Asia Arena (promotion!), let’s take a look at two of my personal favorite songs as well as his latest single.
22 albums, 112 tracks
The debate whether social media is a boon or a bane is still a hot topic of discuss, as few will say that it has a negative impact in the society, but I will bring out the positive element of it. In recent times we have seen a lot of young celebrities emerging from social media, one of them is Shawn Mendes. A young High school graduate started his career from social media and apps, initially he started learning guitar from YouTube Tutorial and later started uploading guitar covers in YouTube. His initial success came when he uploaded a cover of “As Long As You Love Me” on the app Vine - from there he started getting recognition, in a month he got a million followers and by 2014 he became the third most followed musician in Vine and later in 2014 itself he was spotted by Island records and he was signed with them. I believe that every thing has its negative impact but it is up to us how we are going to take it, people like Shawn Mendes took it as a serious one and got his success in a very young age.
The Canadian heartthrob Shawn Mendes released his third studio album and narcissistically, all joked, titled it after himself. The pop album consists of fourteen tracks and two features, both Khalid and Julia Michaels. He released the promotional single from Shawn Mendes titled “In My Blood,” and it was stuck in my head almost instantly. In fact, it made me want to listen to this album, but for some reason I waited a year to get around to it… am I procrastinating, lazy, or busy- the world may never know.
Canadian singer Shawn Mendes has recently became one of the most recognized and popular artists all over the world. Being only 19 years old and making such an amazing progress and success in music world surely must be hard but he's doing it one album at a time gaining popularity and making his fandom bigger every day! His latest album, created in 2018, is a self-titled album Shawn Mendes. It is the third studio album Shawn has made in his young career. It has dropped on May 25th 2018 when Shawn made a YouTube live stream which contained some teasers for his new album and finally after midnight on the April 26th 2018, he released the pre-order and the track list for the album on all of his social media profiles. Shawn Mendes has released one of his singles before the actual album releasing and it is called “In My Blood” - which became the most popular single of this album, and there are also promotional singles: “Lost In Japan” ,“Youth” (which is collaboration with singer Khalid) , “Where Were You in the Morning?” and “Nervous” , which have been released before the release of the album. Julia Michaels, talented American singer and songwriter, has been featured on Shawn's album in a song called "Like To Be You".
In many cases it is inevitable that one begins to listen to a disc and after the third song begins to feel anxious to discover something that surprises you, that forces you to stay to listen to the last song and that moment does not arrive. Other times, impatient, we begin to go from song to song quickly because at the beginning of each of them you know what's coming, guess and think: "I've heard that before" or "boring". We spend months or perhaps years waiting for that record that moves our soul and that is an essential part of our life forever. And the disc does not arrive. I confess that when I decided to listen to the Shawn Mendes album that simply bears his name and that was released in 2018, I had my finger ready to change the track as long as ten seconds of each song passed ... but my finger stayed frozen, paralyzed, this time I did not use it !!! From the first track of the album, "In My Blood", I was hooked to it and I listened to it without stopping until the end. Probably "In My Blood" would have been a good name for the album, but when an artist is so sure of what he just produced he does not find the need to put names that attract attention, he does not need it and that's why I think he decided that the album simply bears the name of its author: Shawn Mendes. I must say with extraordinary surprise and frankness that the album moved me, it does not have waste and you can listen to it from beginning to end without feeling that time passes while you travel all the places where it takes you. Amazing, I still can not believe it. In his two previous albums, Shawn Mendes had already shown signs of being a brilliant composer, but I think he had not achieved such a complete work in every way and, had only made it clear that he had great sensitivity but that he was in the process of growing up and mature like every young composer. But in "In My Blood", the Canadian musician, singer and composer has made it clear that the previous successes were not chance and is ready to compete with anyone for the love and preference of the general public. The album takes us through genres such as rock, romantic ballad, pop and, R & B, with a soft and pleasant accent for all kinds of tastes. It is his very particular stamp and it satisfies everyone.
I’m not homosexual, but I will admit that Shawn Mendes is one sexy motherfucker to me. Here’s an old school reference from my Uncle Wiley who likes to stay abreast of the latest and greatest. Bryan Adams. Shawn Mendes is Bryan Adams he says. I said sure Uncle Wiley. Instead of this Canuck doing the Bieber thing, he struck out on his own with a real rock meets R&B voice that really gets the blood going. For my money, I might put more on Shawn Mendes than The Biebs or Charlie Puth, who has a similar eclectic style. But where Mendes loses some points is in his complete lack of balls. Almost every song is about some girl curving him or playing with his emotions. I’m not stupid enough to believe any of it of course, but some of you ladies out there really buy this story that he can’t get a date. He reminds me of a bee that dies after having sex once. I’d much rather him stop the ‘poor me’ routine. Be a man/bee, like the chosen few who bang a soft barked tree and scientists find him ten million years later in the amber.
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- Jun 25, 2019Shawn Mendes Gets Candid About Being Bullied in High School — and Gets Support from Niall Horan
- Jun 25, 2019Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello are Number 1 on this week's Official Trending Chart - Official Charts Company
- Jun 24, 2019Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes have been dealing with dating reports for years — here’s a timeline of their friendship
- Jun 21, 2019Listen to Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes’ New Song “Señorita”
- May 19, 2019Opening up about anxiety was scary, says Shawn Mendes
- May 13, 2019Shawn Mendes, Eminem And Logic Chart New Top 10 Hits While 'Old Town Road' Rules
- May 09, 2019The 4.5 Songs You Need to Hear Right Now
- May 09, 2019Calvin Klein returns to its roots, with Shawn Mendes in his underwear
Shawn Peter Raul Mendes (/ˈmɛndɛz/; born August 8, 1998) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and model. He gained a following in 2013, posting song covers on the video-sharing application Vine. The following year, he caught the attention of artist manager Andrew Gertler and Island Records A&R Ziggy Chareton, which led to him signing a deal with the record label. He has since released three studio albums, headlined three world tours, and received several awards.
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