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Rich and Famous, Shawn Mendes Unexpectedly Faces Anxiety Disorders

Not only handsome and talented, song writer and singer Shawn Mendes has tasted world-class popularity. Coming from Canada, a number of his hits have always succeeded in touching and entertaining the hearts of foreign fans.

Rich and Famous, Shawn Mendes Unexpectedly Faces Anxiety Disorders

Interestingly, Shawn is one of the musicians who tasted success at a young age, to be precise 20 years. As of 2020, he has accumulated a fortune of 40 million US dollars. Even so, this Harry Potter and Gryffindor lover remains humble and far from being arrogant.

In fact, the lover of singer Camila Cabello has a myriad of achievements and is appreciated by many parties and awards. In 2016, he won Best Single 2016, Best International Artist 2017 and Best International Solo Artist 2018 from the BBC Radio 1 Teen's Awards. He also won Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist from the American Music Awards in 2017 and 2018 and a myriad of other well-known awards.

Shawn Mendes was born to a father of Portuguese descent from Lagos, to an English mother. Living in a small town called Pickering, his father worked as a businessman while his mother was known to be a property agent.

The public knows Mendes, who had a successful career as a singer and musician. However, not many people know that he never dreamed of becoming a singer. On the other hand, this man whose full name is Shawn Peter Raul Mendes dreams of becoming an actor.

As a child, this man who was born in Toronto, Canada, August 8, 1998, had participated in a casting for Disney. In fact, the son of the couple Manuel and Karen Mendes has appeared in one episode of The 100.

Starting from Vine

Shawn's fame started when he uploaded a video of himself singing a cover of a song on Vine in 2013. At that time he sang one of Justin Bieber's songs in acoustic format while playing the guitar which he taught himself self-taught.

Unexpectedly, in a short time, his name soared and was liked by many people phenomenally. Later, Shawn was referred to as Superstar Vine because of his massive achievements. Billboard also named Mendes as the First Vine Musician to Become a Star.

Having the charm of a star, he then managed to attract the attention of Andrew Gertler, who works as an artist manager. Ziggy Chareton then offered a cooperation contract from A&R Island Records. Until mid-2019, his first mini album The Shawn Mendes EP with the flagship single Life of the Party was launched.

Skyrocketing, the mini album successfully perched on promising rankings on various charts. Holding the top five on the American and Canadian charts, Shawn's name was practically in the spotlight.

Not only lined up as the Opening Act in Taylor Swift's 1989 World Tour concert in North America. He also accepted an invitation to a duet with The Vamps for a song called Cecilia (Breaking My Heart).

Shawn Mendes managed to become the youngest artist whose song entered the Top 25 Billboard Hot 100. At that time, the age of this man who was good at cooking was still less than 16 years.

Continue to Climb to the Peak of Success

The Handwritten album was then released in 2015 and managed to dominate the American and Canadian music charts. Stitches, which became the mainstay single, had better luck and topped various European-North American charts. One of his songs, Believe, was featured on Disney Channel Descendants.

Shawn also had a duet with Camila Cabello, who was still part of Fifth Harmony at that time. They performed a song called I Know What You Do Last Summer. The single exploded in Canada and became the Top 20 in America.

Entering 2016, he returned to shock with the release of his masterpiece in the album titled Illuminate. This time, the influences from John Mayer and Ed Sheeran sound very thick in the work he created himself. A total success, Shawn has reached the top of various charts with platinum plaque in Canada and America.

After some time, he then completed his world tour in 2017 and launched There's Nothing Holdin Me Back which returned to being a Top 10 hit. Success has continued to follow him.

Evidenced by the rise of In My Blood and Lost in Japan from Shawn Mendes' third album in early 2018. The album managed to perch at the top of the Billboard 200.

Until 2019, he launched another song that Dua Lipa had intended to perform, namely If I Can't Have You. Its success continued with the release of the song SeƱorita with Camila Cabello.

Although he was accused of being a love affair with the setting, in fact Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello have been in love for more than a year. Starting from friendship and cooperation, the two grow in love for each other.

Previously, this man who was fluent in French, English and Spanish was reported to have a special affinity with a number of beautiful artists. Starting from dating Hailey Baldwin, who is now Justin Bieber's wife, to Chloe Grace Moretz, the beautiful actress, ex-boyfriend of Brooklyn Beckham.

Now the togetherness of Shawn and Camila is clear from the various uploads published on their social media. Looking happy, Shawn not only called Camila his queen, but also one of the people he liked the most in the world.

Musician with the Highest Income

As of 2018 and 2019, Forbes listed Mendes' name on its list of the 100 richest celebrities. Shawn Mendes managed to become one of the world's highest earning musicians at a young age, and this means that he removed Kylie Jenner from the Forbes Celebrity 100 list.

At the age of just 22 years old, his total wealth has so far exceeded the US $ 20-40 million mark, or approximately Rp. 285-587 billion. The income in the extravaganza he gets comes from various tours to the concerts he holds.

In one performance, Shawn can print up to 700 thousand US dollars. In addition, he is also known to have profitable deals with well-known brands such as Calvin Klein, Smile Direct Club to Emporio Armani and many more.

Trying to Face Anxiety Disorder

Apart from his bright and high-profile career, he also suffers from an anxiety disorder. Not many know that behind his fame, Shawn tries to think of all his work as fun.

In an interview with Forbes in 2016, he tried to keep his common sense sane. As a star, he is often tempered by a variety of pressures and job demands.

He admitted to getting around the situation by being more open. Daring to talk with loved ones and closest really helps him to withstand pressure.

On the other hand, trusting others and opening up more is a scary thing. But he also realized that it was necessary for him to maintain his mental health.

Despite his growing popularity, he also wants to be able to interact like an ordinary person. That is why he always tries to stay humble and maintain communication with his friends in his hometown.

Prepare Mentally for Success

The road to success will never be easy. There will always be a price to pay in achieving success. Whether it's in the form of struggle or significant sacrifice.

Besides, there will always be pressure behind an accomplishment. After successfully winning, other demands will arise to defend a victory or achievement. Be aware of the price and consequences of a success from the start, so that you are mentally better prepared to achieve it.

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