Who is Aaliyah Mendes?
Shawn Mendes is a rising Canadian musician, and introduced his sister Aaliyah to the world; she is an internet sensation with millions of followers on her official Instagram page and was also a star on Vine before the app went down. She is now building her fame on Instagram, and with every new post, she attracts more followers.
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Aaliyah Mendes Wiki- Age, Childhood, and Education
Aaliyah Mendes was born on the 15th September 2003, in Toronto, Ontario Canada; the younger sister of Shawn Mendes, she is the daughter of Manuel Mendes, a Toronto businessman involved in sales of supplies for bars and restaurants, and his wife, Karen, who is a real estate agent. Of English and Portuguese ancestry, both Aliyah and Shawn have suffered from a condition known as lazy eye. She is still high school, but that hasn’t stopped her becoming a social media star.
Aaliyah Mendes Career
Aaliyah started her career in 2013 on the then-popular video-sharing app Vine; she began by uploading short videos in which she would lip-sync popular songs. Her popularity increased steadily, and before the service ceased to exist, Aaliyah had more than 250,000 followers. Aaliyah then moved to TikTok, continuing her practice which brought her even more followers.
Encouraged by the success on these social media platforms, Aaliyah became more dedicated to Instagram, and after uploading a few pictures of herself with her brother and friends in various destinations, Aaliyah reached her first 100,000 fans. She has continued to upload pictures until the present day, and her fan base is now more than a million.
Aaliyah Mendes Personal Life, Dating
Focused on her career and education hasn’t left her much time for herself; nevertheless, Aaliyah has found time to hang out with her friends and family, about which she regularly posts on Instagram. Currently, in high school, Aaliyah has been reserved about her dating life – for now, she remains single, and out of the media buzz surrounding her brother and the entire family.
believe it or not this is the first selfie i had ever taken on my phone.
Aaliyah Mendes Brother, Shawn Mendes
Born as Shawn Peter Raul Mendes on the 8th August 1998, in Pickering, Ontario Canada; he grew up in his hometown and went to Pine Ridge Secondary School, where he was a member of the glee club, and played soccer and ice hockey. Furthermore, Shawn also did a bit of acting while in high school, as he portrayed Prince Charming in one of the stage plays.
Shawn took his first steps towards becoming a musician in 2013, when he began recording cover songs and uploading videos on his YouTube channel.
He raised a few eyebrows with the cover of “As Long as You Love Me”, originally performed by the pop star Justin Bieber. This particular video reached 10,000 ‘likes’ on Vine, and from then on his career has only improved. In no time he became the third most followed musician on Vine, and as a result he was noticed by Andrew Gertler, and with his help signed to Island Label. The first single came out in June 2014, entitled “Life of the Party”, which reached No. 24 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Rise to Stardom
Before releasing his debut studio album, Shawn’s EP “The Shawn Mendes EP” saw the light of day on the 28th July 2014, and it reached No. 5 on the Billboard 200 chart. The full-length album – “Handwritten” – came out on the 14th April 2015, and it topped both Canadian and US charts, while it achieved multiple platinum status in both countries, making Shawn a star.
The album spawned such hits as “Stitches” and “I Know What You Did Last Summer” in addition to the already four times platinum “Life of the Party”.
Shawn has released two more studio albums – “Illuminate” (2016) and “Shawn Mendes” (2018). The latter album topped the charts in several countries, including Canada and the US, with some of the hits on the album being the most popular “Senorita” a duet with Camilla Cabello, then “If I Can’t Have You”, “Nervous”, and “Youth”, a duet with Khalid, among numerous other songs.
— Shawn Mendes (@ShawnMendes) January 17, 2020
Shawn Mendes Net Worth and Dating
Shawn’s success has increased his wealth by a large margin, and his net worth is now estimated at around $25 million as of early 2020.
Shawn Mendes has been a victim of numerous rumors, including of being gay; he has spoken about it and negated all the accusations, being a relationship with fellow singer Camila Cabello since July 2019. The romance has struck up a few controversies, including an accusation that their romance is nothing but a publicity stunt, denied by both Shawn and Camila.