Shawn Peter Raul Mendes (born August 8, 1998 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a CanadianÂ pop/accoustic/folk singer-songwriter. Since the release of his self-titled “The Shawn Mendes EP” and his debut single “Life of the Party”, he has been gaining mainstream success as a singer-songwriter and touring artist. Mendes was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada 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.