Shawn Mendes is a Canadian singer. He attracted a following in 2013, when he began posting song covers on the popular video sharing application Vine. The following year, he caught the attention of artist manager Andrew Gertler and Island Records A&R Ziggy
In an interview with New York's 95.5 PLJ on Tuesday (Sept. 15), host Ralphie Aversa asked about Shawn Mendes. "Who's Shawn Mendes?" Justin responded. Justin also said that he would check him out.
The first time they hung out was on December 17, 2015 when Shawn appeared in Justin's Snapchat.