It all started with an app!

Shawn Mendes is one of the first breakout artists to rise from self-starter social media stardom to hummed-on-every-corner household name, his music on radio repeat almost 24/7. At one point the third most followed musician on Vine, the 19-year-old found his voice by recording six-second song covers of artists like Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber and Beyoncé.

With his millions of followers in tow, he joined the likes of social media influencers Cameron Dallas and Nash Grier on the original Magcon tour, and hit the road toward fame, unaware of the ultra-success waiting for him just beyond his iPhone.

Want to read more? Be sure to pick up our September/October issue, on stands August 15th!

Did you know today’s Shawn’s birthday? And he’s not the only one of our favorite stars who celebrate their big day in August!

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