Aaliyah Mendes is the sister of Shawn Mendes who is a Canadian pop singer and songwriter. She is also a Musical.ly star. She is 5 years younger to her brother but is soon gaining her own entity and fame.
She is like her brother now establishing herself as a singer and songwriter. Gaining from the knowledge and experience of her elder brother Shawn Mendes, Aaliyah too commenced from the social media to gain recognition before venturing into other avenues.
Let us go through her life and career journey till now!
Aaliyah Mendes’ birth, age, parents, brother and growing years
Aaliyah Mendes was born on 15 September 2003 in Toronto, Canada. She is presently 14 years old. Her parents are Karen and Manuel Mendes. Her father is from Lagos, Portugal and is a businessman by profession. He sells bar and restaurant supplies. It is not known whether her mother is a homemaker or she too is working outside the home.
Aaliyah has an older brother named Shawn Mendes who is an established pop musician. He has several songs to his credit and does tours and concerts nowadays. Aaliyah is following the footsteps of his brother and gaining fame through her social media.
She had a keen interest in singing and music from a young age. She is still schooling and is in 9th grade now. She is a good student and procures good GPA scores at school. It has not been specified anywhere about whether she is also taking any special singing lessons. The brother-sister duo is attached to each other and recently Aaliyah had congratulated Shawn via her Twitter. They share one of the best sibling relationships.
proud of you @ShawnMendes ❤️
— aaliyah mendes (@aaliyahmendess) November 13, 2017
She and her brother both suffer from lazy eyes (the medical term for this condition is amblyopia).
Aaliyah Mendes’ melody
Aaliyah Mendes is a wonderful singer too like her brother. She resorted to the social media to showcase her singing skills and talent. She initially started posting her song covers on the Vine which was called Princess Aaliyah. When the app was shut down, she already had accumulated over 250000 fans.
She started her Musical.ly account and on this too, she managed to garner greater than 650000 subscribers. Her Musical.ly account is named aaliyamendess. Her song covers are greatly appreciated. Aaliyah also has an Instagram account on which she posts several pictures for her fans to see.
This account has more than 600000 fans following her on it. Her Twitter has 273k fans.
She is good friends with fellow web video stars namely Mahogany Lox and Alyssa Shouse.
Aaliyah is quite young and just a teen now. There has not been any romantic involvement known to date in her life. She is concentrating on her music career. Her brother Shawn is also very protective towards her and takes great care of her. He tries to encourage her and attends most of the major events in her school.
He made it a point to come down to his hometown and be there when Aaliyah was having the graduation ceremony at school after she passed her 8th grade and was to be promoted to the next grade. He is the best brother that a sister could ask for! He is in the process of moving out of his house and has completed his high school this year.
Although she is majorly known to be a sister of Shawn Mendes, she is a budding social media star. Her Instagram has over 809k followers, more than 276k followers on Twitter, above 32k subscribers on her YouTube channel. However, he seems to lack a Facebook account.
Reference: Wikipedia.org, people.com, famousbirthdays.com