In just one year, Shawn Mendes
has quickly become the artist to watch. Since the release of The Shawn Mendes EP
and his single "Life of the Party" in 2014, the Canadian singer-songwriter has not only generated some serious buzz in just a short amount of time but has also managed to develop a very rabid fan base
"They're the good crazy," he told ETonline at Saturday's Kids' Choice Awards in Los Angeles. "I love it."
The 16-year-old was first discovered online in January 2014 and following the release of "Life of the Party" he became the youngest artist to debut in the top 25 with a debut song on the Billboard Hot 100.
Since then he's been busy putting the finishing touches on his debut feature-length albumHandwritten
, out April 14. When asked what he wants fans to know about the record he said, "I want them to know I think it's really good, that I put a lot of hard work into so [I hope] that they listen to it."
To get to know Shawn better, we put the rising star through the ringer with our #ETFastFive.
Who's your celebrity crush? "Sophia Bush."
What is the last concert you attended? "Aerosmith."
What is the app you can't live without? "Twitter."
What is the crime you got away with? "I don't think I've committed a crime yet."
What is your go-to dance move? Watch the video above to find out!