A Number One album in nine countries, 5 billion views on YouTube and a world tour that sold out in six minutes - Canadian Shawn Mendes is no ordinary singersongwriter. Mendes was discovered on the video-sharing platform Vine in 2013 after posting a string of six-and-a-half-second covers of One Direction, 5SOS and Justin Bieber, which gained him legions of fans (called the Mendes Army). His first single "Life of the Party" was released in June 2014 through Island Records and he became the youngest artist to debut in the Billboard Hot 100's top 25 with a first chart entry. Following this incredible success, his third album, Shawn Mendes, went to Number One in the USA, Canada, Australia, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain and Switzerland.
Shawn Mendes: The Ultimate Fan Book is the best illustrated hardback book on the market about the star, meeting the surge of fan frenzy that is building with each album, and which will explode during his 2019 world tour. The book will delve into Mendes' pre-fame history, his discovery on Vine and his use of social media to connect with his 32.6 million Instagram followers and his 19.3 million Twitter fans, his world tours, Number One albums and EP, friendship with friends and mentors Taylor Swift, Fifth Harmony, The Vamps and Austin Mahone, and explores his bright, exciting future as the prince of blues-pop.
Malcolm Croft is a celebrated author and music journalist. He has worked with many of the world’s most important bands, including the Flaming Lips, Coldplay, The Verve and many others. He is the author of over 15 books on popular culture and music including The Selfie Book. Malcolm lives in London.