Shawn Mendes, the Canadian internet celebrity and recording artist, has made Time magazine's list of most influential teens of 2014.
The 16-year-old joins a distinguished group that includes recent Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai, and U.S. presidential offspring, Sasha and Malia Obama.
- Shawn Mendes: Ontario internet celebrity poised for worldwide fame
- Malala Yousafzai, Nobel winner, coming to Canada Oct. 22
Time bases the list on the teen's earnings, accomplishments and online presence, among other things.
Others on Time's list include:
- Famed female pitcher, Mo'ne Davis
- Transgender author, Jazz Jennings
- Culinary wunderkind, Flynn McGarry
- Afghan National Cycling Team lead rider, Salma Kakar
- Fashion writer, Tavi Gevinson
Mendes, who was born in Toronto, shot to international stardom at the age of 15 by posting clips of himself singing and playing guitar on Twitter's short video sharing website Vine.
His six and a half second cover of Bieber's As Long as You Love Me helped him pick up millions of followers and established his reputation as the next Justin Bieber.
The Time magazine mention is just the latest thrill in what's been an exciting year for the young celebrity.
He released his first album with a major record label, and his single Life of the Party made him the youngest artist to debut on the top 25 of Billboard’s top 100 charts.
Mendes is currently headlining a 3-city North American tour that will wrap in Toronto on Nov. 30.