Shawn Peter Raul Mendes (born August 8, 1998) is a Canadian singer and songwriter. 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 Chareton which led to him signing a deal with the record label. Mendes went on to release an EP and his debut studio album Handwritten, whose single "Stitches" reached the top ten in the U.S. and Canada.
A Berklee College of Music Alum, Charlie Puth originally performed as a duo with Emily Luther. Puth gained worldwide notice after the release of his single "Marvin Gaye" featuring Meghan Trainor, as well as for his performance on the Wiz Khalifa single "See You Again."