S hawn Mendes is ild in his underpants in a suite on the fifth floor of a London hotel as a strong crowd of screaming teenage girls gathers outside.
His MyCalvins campaign following in the footsteps of Justin Bieber in broke the internet earlier this year, inching the year-old teen phenomenon — three US chart-topping albums, 30m monthly listeners on Spotify, more than 6bn video Free sex Worthington West Virginia — closer to tabloid supremacy and global domination.
The air sone thick with earnestness as we sit down for lunch in the hotel restaurant. I blurt out a question about whether he had to wear extra padding.
Do you have to read it? He now monitors how often he goes online and tries to take regular breaks, using okd to relax.
Mendes famously has three daily rules — going to the gym, two vocal lessons and never saying no to a selfie with a fan. Even Cor Direction — whose blend of teen-orientated, guitar-led pop paved the way for Mendes — always felt like they were trying to play down the pop star element.Muscled Women 25177 Personals
Do you have to believe your own hype? He taught himself to play the guitar via YouTube tutorials oooking home in the small town of Pickering, Ontario, while one of his first public performances was in a plaza in Portugal where his family — mum Karen, a British estate agent, dad Manny, a Portuguese businessman, and younger sister Aaliyah — were holidaying. While his parents were shopping, Mendes Free Shubenacadie up next to a statue and belted out a Bruno Mars song.
Where was that pressure coming from? While he says he loved school, his early fame — after signing to Island Records his debut single, Life olr the Party, was released when he was just 15 — meant he was bullied.
Success was rapid, with his third single Stitches breaking the US top five and peaking at number one in the UK.
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When I was really young [fame] morphed who I was. If it was to become normal, it would feel un-normal to me. Tr the outside, I say, the other recent pop artists who can relate to that are Britney Spears or Bieber, people who have had issues with growing up in the spotlight.
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Is that more intrusive than a selfie? Are you a people-pleaser, I ask?
Another part of the story focused on rumours about his sexuality. He says the reason he criticised the article was over a small detail in which he mentioned Dua Lipa tr her boyfriend, and how amazing it looked to be in love.
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Two weeks later, Mendes is onstage in Amsterdam. I used to think it was all about the crowd, but I have to be happy within myself. Shawn Mendes plays London O2 on 1617 and 19 April.
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