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Shawn Mendes Opens Up About Chasing Bigger Dreams with 'Paper' Mag

Shawn Mendes Opens Up About Chasing Bigger Dreams with 'Paper' Mag

Shawn Mendes is always striving to better himself — whether that be on the stage, with his fans or setting new goals for himself.

Speaking with Paper magazine, the “Mercy” singer is ready for the next step in his career. But what might that actually be?

“It can never end, you know what I mean?” Shawn muses. “The dream is just to go bigger and better, bigger and better, bigger and better and when you think you’re at your biggest and your best, you’re not so that’s kind of the beauty of things — not just music but of anything.”

He adds, “There’s no peak and that’s really cool.”

Shawn also opened up about the pressure to be better and get better all the time.

“With a lot more popularity, there’s pressure in a good way to be a lot better and I think that’s what’s going on right now for me,” he says.

“You know, I feel like the more people get to know me and with my name starting to really get out there, I find in a good way pressure to really show up when it comes to my live performances.”

Shawn Mendes Has a Secret Tattoo That You Maybe Might Have Seen

Shawn Mendes Has a Secret Tattoo That You Maybe Might Have Seen

Shawn Mendes doesn’t have a lot of tattoos — two in total actually.

However, one of them, you might have seen, but probably not.

Turns out that Shawn debuted this secret tattoo in his “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” music video and most of us didn’t even notice!

Speaking with Teen Vogue, Shawn opened up about the new ink.

“I got it when I was in Oslo on tour,” he dished. “I really wanted something to remember this time of my life.”

He adds about its’ design: “It’s a lightbulb that has roots and a colored flower inside.”

And if you didn’t know, Shawn‘s first tattoo actually inspired the packaging for his new fragrance.

“It was something I had been thinking about for over a year before I got it — because I really wanted to make sure my first tattoo was something I’d be happy with forever,” he says. “It was really exciting getting it, actually, because I had thought about it for so long.”

Goes to dissect the music video again…

Shawn Mendes Thinks it Would Be Nice to Have an 'Invisibility Switch' Sometimes

Shawn Mendes Thinks it Would Be Nice to Have an 'Invisibility Switch' Sometimes

Shawn Mendes is super sweet to his fans whenever he sees them, but he’s also only human.

In a new interview, the 19-year-old “There’s Nothin’ Holding Me Back” singer opens up about the down-sides to fame.

“It would be nice to turn an invisibility switch on and go to the bar with my friends and just relax in that way,” Shawn told Paper Mag.

Still, despite the lack of privacy, he knows the role his fans have played in his life and in his success.

“With that being said, on the flip side, I also get to go to a bar in London, England with my friends,” Shawn continued, “and if there’s a couple of people that want to take pictures along the way, it’s okay because we’re in England, and this probably wouldn’t be happening if it weren’t for that.”

That’s such an amazing attitude to have!

Wesley Stromberg Covers Shawn Mendes' 'Mercy' - Watch Now!

Wesley Stromberg Covers Shawn Mendes' 'Mercy' - Watch Now!

Wesley Stromberg did an impromptu cover of Shawn Mendes“Mercy” and it’s gorgeous!

The 23-year-old singer shared the video on his YouTube on Saturday (September 2).

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“Filmed on my iphone 6S so bare with me!! haha,” Wesley captioned it. “While I was in Sequim Washington visiting my sister, we decided to make a cover!”

“We don’t really know what we’re doing, but it’s gonna be fun,” he says.

Check out Wesley‘s version of the song, featuring his sister Brooke as well as Allison Bradley, below!

If you missed it, be sure to watch to Wesley‘s cover of Demi Lovato‘s “Sorry Not Sorry” as well.


Shawn Mendes “Mercy” Cover by Wesley Stromberg

Shawn Mendes Was Really Sick While He Was Recording 'There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back'

Shawn Mendes Was Really Sick While He Was Recording 'There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back'

Last month, Shawn Mendes revealed the story behind his hit song, “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back”, and in a nutshell, we were all pretty surprised about where the idea came from.

However, there’s actually more to the story about that song. So much more.

While listening to the song, have you noticed a little rasp in Shawn‘s voice? Well, turns out there’s a reason for it.

“Actually, really, really kind of weird,” Shawn told MTV News about how the song’s sound came about. “I had to get a surgery on my sinuses, because I was having sinus infections, weird stuff, it doesn’t matter, but I came to LA because I was going to write for two weeks for the new album.”

Shawn actually discovered that he was really sick while in Los Angeles and just before his second surgery, he recorded the song.

“I ended up getting really sick and having to go in for another surgery, but the day right before the surgery, before I even knew I was sick, I went into the studio and I was complaining because my voice, and stuff, not knowing I had this crazy infection, and that’s what actually gave me that crazy rasp feel on the song, because my voice was breaking,” he explained.

“Literally breaking. But, it actually made it sound really cool.”


Shawn Mendes – There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back

Shawn Mendes' Illuminate Tour Has Already Earned $32 Million

Shawn Mendes' Illuminate Tour Has Already Earned $32 Million

Shawn Mendes has been on tour for a while now, and it definitely shows.

The 19-year-old Canadian pop star has earned over $32 million already in ticket sales from his “Illuminate” tour, and he still has 11 shows to go. He has played over 50 performances so far, Billboardreports, and sold 609,354 seats.

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Shawn is definitely an unusual musician. Not only is his tour hugely successful, but this week he also made history as the first teen singer to ever have three #1 songs on the adult pop songs chart.

If you haven’t seen him in concert yet, Shawn will be hitting Brazil, Mexico, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Thailand, China, and Japan before his tour is up.

Shawn Mendes Calls Taylor Swift's New Music 'Bad Ass'

Shawn Mendes Calls Taylor Swift's New Music 'Bad Ass'

You aren’t the only one excited about Taylor Swift‘s new music — Shawn Mendes is too!

Speaking with E! News at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards this weekend, the “Mercy” musician revealed that he’s really excited about her forthcoming album, reputation.

“It’s bad ass,” Shawn said about her lead single, “Look at What You Made Me Do”.

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He adds, “I’m really excited she’s coming back. I’ve missed her.”

If you remember, Shawn opened for Taylor‘s 1989 World Tour in 2015.

Shawn Mendes Makes History Has First Teen Singer To Have Three #1s on Adult Pop Songs Chart

Shawn Mendes Makes History Has First Teen Singer To Have Three #1s on Adult Pop Songs Chart

Shawn Mendes just broke a few music records that definitely need to be acknowledged.

The Canadian-born singer is now the first artist ever under the age of 20, to have three #1 songs on the Adult Pop Songs Chart, according to Billboard.

His latest, “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” now sits at #1, joining his other two songs “Stitches” and “Treat You Better”, which held #1 last year.

Shawn actually edged out both Avril Lavigne and Lorde, who both had two #1s on the chart while still in their teens.

Congrats, Shawn!