So, why do you think the Internet loves Shawn Mendes
If you can remember, Shawn Peter Raul Mendes or commonly known as Shawn Mendes is a Canadian singer-songwriter who attracted an Internet following since 2013 especially when he began posting song covers on the video sharing application called Vine.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Mendes revealed that he’s actually obsessed with cover videos. He recalled that when he was just 10 years old, he would watch video covers right after school at 4PM until 8PM. From there, he developed a curiosity on why people took popular songs and did their own version of it.
When he tried posting his six-seconder cover of Justin Bieber’s “As Long As You Love Me” in Vine one August night, he was baffled that it actually got him 10,000 likes and followers and made him an instant internet star. After that hit, he became part of MagCon tour, a meet-and-greet tour with other stars from Vine.
Reasons on why the netizens love Shawn Mendes
1. He can write songs!
One thing eventurers love this boy (he’s still in his teens!) is that he can compose beautiful songs. From “Treat You Better” to “Life of the Party” to “Stitches” and “Mercy”, people got hooked to these songs that is why they always promise to see Shawn Mendes in any means even in social media, televisions or in live act.
— Em (@hoohoohood) March 2, 2017
Unlike other stars, Mendes started his fandom in grassroots area through Youtube, Vine, and Twitter. They became a big part of his success, especially when they released his debut album Handwritten’s carrier single “Stitches”; after it was launched it just hit the number one spot in just a few hours.
So, does he really has a lot of inspiration writing songs, especially love songs?
Mendes shared with Entertainment Weekly that he’s not really having a hard time composing a love song; and the hardest part for him is writing songs that are about life and the things that actually happen to you.
2. His social media accounts especially Instagram is carefully curated.
It’s not really new to come across in a social media account of a celebrity that is artistically created or has aesthetic value. But it seems that Mendes’ Instagram account stood out in all of this. Although the young singer-songwriter consistently posting pictures and videos online, it was just recently when he realized what made his fans adore what his doing. In his interview with The Rolling Stone, Mendes said that his being consistent somehow made his fans like him.
3. Just like anybody else, he’s a big fan of Ed Sheeran.
One may notice that some of Mendes’ songs are actually inspired by Ed Sheeran’s. And he’s not afraid to be associated with the English singer-songwriter instead he’s proud to say that Ed Sheeran become one of his influences in pursuing a career in music industry.
He shared in an interview with The Rolling Stone, what he adore with the fellow musician is that Sheeran is a very approachable, normal, and sweet person despite of his fame.
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— melissa🌹 (@NiallsOnIy) March 3, 2017
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