Shawn Mendes is taking us all by storm with his music career right now, dropping amazing music left and right. But in a surprising new interview, the star admitted that several years ago, he was a bit scared to sing in public.
“To be honest, I don’t think I would have had the confidence to step in the street and start singing,” he shared about his early days.
Then, one of his friends convinced him to conquer his fears and share a cover video online.
"It was so unique at the time," he said. "I didn’t do it to become famous, I didn’t do it to get recognition, I just did it for fun."
When Shawn's music started going viral, he admitted he didn't think he was ready to be a star. "I was like, ‘I don’t want that.’ It scared me. I was like, ‘I can’t do this!’"
We're so glad that Shawn was able to work on boosting his confidence and get himself out there – otherwise, we may never have heard his songs!
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