Shawn Peter Raul MendesÂ (born August 8, 1998 in Toronto, Ontario,Â Canada) is aÂ CanadianÂ pop/accoustic/folkÂ singer-songwriter. Since the release of his self-titled â€œThe Shawn Mendes EPâ€ and his debut single â€œLife of the Partyâ€, he has been gaining mainstream success as a singer-songwriter and touring artist. Mendes was born in Toronto, Ontario,Â CanadaÂ and was raised in Pickering, a suburb of the city. He is the son of Karen, a real estate agent, and Manuel Mendes, a businessman. His father is of Portuguese descent (from a family from Lagos), while his mother is English. Read more about Shawn Mendes on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License and may also be available under the GNU FDL.