What Is Shawn Mendes’ Net Worth?
At the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards tonight, Shawn Mendes will be performing his song “In My Blood” off his self-titled May 2018 album, joining an impressive lineup of artists including Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, and Jennifer Lopez.
At just 20-years-old, Shawn Mendes is already worth an estimated $12 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. To compare Mendes to the rest of the VMAs lineup, he’s worth the same as Travis Scott but not as much as Ryan Tedder, who is worth $30 million, Ariana Grande, who is worth $45 million, and Nicki Minaj, who is worth $75 million.
Mendes became well-known for his popular Vine account beginning in 2013, on which he would release brief music covers. It didn’t take long before he had signed a record deal and released the single “Life of the Party,” which made it onto the Billboard Hot 100. At 15-years-old, he was the youngest person to have his debut single enter the top 25.
In 2015, Mendes released his debut album, Handwritten, which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart. He was the youngest artist to have an album reach number one on the Billboard 200 in five years; the previous person to do so was Justin Bieber, according to Billboard. Handwritten sold 119,000 units in the first week.
The following year, Mendes released his second album, Illuminate. Once again, this album reached number one on the Billboard 200 chart, and it outsold Handwritten with 145,000 album-equivalent units in the first week. Only four other artists have had two albums debut at number one at a younger age than Mendes, according to Billboard. Those artists are Miley Cyrus, who did so at 14; LeAnn Rimes, who did so at 15; Justin Bieber, who did so at 17; and Hillary Duff, who also did so at 17.
Mendes’ Illuminate World Tour ended up generating over $32 million in ticket sales.
Mendes released his most recent album, just called Shawn Mendes, in May 2018. This one, once again, debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart, and it sold 182,000 units in the first week, making it by far Mendes’ best-selling album yet. Mendes also became the third-youngest artist to release three number one albums. Mendes was 19 when the album was released; the artists who reached this milestone younger were Justin Bieber at 17 and Miley Cyrus at 15.
Mendes has been honored with a number of awards over the past few years, including the American Music Award for Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist and the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Breakout Artist. He has not yet won an MTV Video Music Award, although “Treat You Better” was nominated for Best Pop Video, losing to Fifth Harmony’s “Down.”
At this year’s VMAs, Mendes is once again nominated for Best Pop Video for “In My Blood,” though he’s up against some fierce competition, including Ariana Grande for “No Tears Left to Cry.” “In My Blood” is also nominated for Best Cinematography and Best Direction.
The 2018 Video Music Awards will air tonight at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time on MTV.