From starting with six second Vine covers, Shawn Mendes has been on the top of his game since entering the music scene a few years back.
Both of Shawn’s albums Handwritten and Illuminate hit No.1 on the Billboard 200! In an interview with them, he talks about the pressure of being successful at a young age; the best advice he’s received and how album number three is coming along.
Here are a few of the questions and answers with Billboard:
Do you feel any pressure being on the younger end of your fellow pop artists/singer-songwriters?
“If anything more so it makes me feel like I still have time to do bigger and better things. I think the world is becoming a place where younger and younger people can do great things and I just hope I can inspire other young people to do the same.” – Shawn Mendes via Billboard
What’s the best advice you’ve received about navigating the music industry? And what advice would you give young artists who want to make it like you have?
“I think the best advice I’ve gotten is either from Ed Sheeran who early on told me to just keep working and not to stop. And Taylor Swift on her tour telling me that when you get on stage, everyone there just wants to have a good time, and not to stress much about it, it really helped my confidence.” – Shawn Mendes via Billboard
Where do you see yourself going from here?
“Haha hard to tell but I’m making album 3 right now and I just hope it can be even better and bigger than the last one!” – Shawn Mendes via Billboard
Congrats Shawn on all your success! Keep on doing you! 👊