Shawn Mendes rose to massive popularity for posting song covers on the Vine app in 2013. The following year, he signed a record deal with Island Records. His hit records include “Stitches,” “Treat You Better,” “In My Blood,” “Lost In Japan” and more. Here are other more interesting details about the Canadian singer-songwriter:

1. Mendes’ full name is Shawn Peter Raul Mendes.

2. He's 20 years old and was born on Aug. 8, 1998.

3. His height is 6'1" (about 185 cm).

4. He's from Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

5. His mother, Karen, is English, and his last name came from his father, Manuel, who has Portuguese heritage. He also has a younger sister named Aaliyah.

6. He speaks English, Spanish and French.

7. He went to Pine Ridge Secondary School in Pickering. At school, he enjoyed playing ice hockey and soccer and joined the glee club.

8. He is a huge fan of “Harry Potter” and TV shows “Lost,” “The 100” and “Grey's Anatomy.”

9. He can play the piano and taught himself to play the guitar using video tutorials on YouTube.

10. He enjoys cooking.

11. He is allergic to dogs and mosquitoes.

12. He is open about his anxiety disorder.

Shawn Mendes Singer Shawn Mendes performs onstage during Power 96.1's Atlanta Jingle Ball on December 14, 2018, in Atlanta, Georgia. Paras Griffin/Getty Images for iHeartMedia

13. He wanted to be an actor when he was younger. “I wanted to be an actor, like, so so bad. I took acting classes, I auditioned for Disney, and then I realized how nervous I got with remembering lines,” he shared.

14. Following his Vine fame, he joined the MagCon tour. It also included social media stars Cameron Dallas, Nash Grier and Matthew Espinosa.

15. He caught the eyes of artist manager Andrew Gertler and A&R Ziggy Chareton, which led him to signing for a record deal in 2014.

16. His first album went straight to number one on iTunes.

17. One of his biggest influences is Ed Sheeran.

18. He would love to collaborate with Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber, Logic, Eminem, Lady Gaga, Alicia Keys and Miley Cyrus.

19. He created the official World Cup song for Portugal in 2018. It was a remix of his hit song “In My Blood,” which included Portuguese lyrics for the event.

20. He has acting experience. He has done voice acting for the animated movie “Underdogs” in 2013 and appeared in an episode of the TV show “The 100.”

21. He has three studio albums so far and headlined four concert tours.

22. He has organized several food drives to benefit Take a Bite Out of Hunger.

23. He also partnered with DoSomething.org for his Notes from Shawn campaign, which promotes making someone's day by leaving him or her a kind note.

24. He started the #BuildASchoolWithShawn campaign where he raised enough money to build a new school in Shia, Ghana, in just seven days.

Shawn Mendes Shawn Mendes attends MusiCares Person of the Year honoring Dolly Parton at Los Angeles Convention Center on February 8, 2019, in Los Angeles, California. Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images