Featured Artist: Shawn Mendes.
Shawn Peter Raul Mendes (born 8 August 1998). Is a Canadian singer-songwriter. He attracted a following in 2013. When he began posting song covers on the video sharing application Vine. The following year, he caught the attention of artist managers. 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. His debut studio album Handwritten. Whose single “Stitches” reached the top 10 in the US and Canada. Number one in the UK. His sophomore album, Illuminate (2016). Was preceded by the single “Treat You Better”. Both albums debuted atop the US Billboard 200. Mendes released “Treat You Better”. The lead single from his second studio album Illuminate. The album debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200.
Shawn Mendes – Mercy Album: Shawn Mendes – Illuminate Video: Directed by Jay Martin Release Date: 23 September 2016 Label: Virgin EMI/Island Records Genre: Pop
Mendes has received several awards and nominations, including an iHeartRadio Music Award, two MTV Europe Music Awards. Three Much Music Video Awards, and the Allan Slaight Honour from Canada’s Walk of Fame. In 2015, Mendes was the recipient of the Breakout Award at the SOCAN Awards in Toronto.
Shawn Mendes has released two studio albums, one extended play and seven singles (including one as a featured artist). His debut studio album, Handwritten (2015). Debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart with 119,000 equivalent album units. Selling 106,000 copies in its first week. “Something Big” was released as the second single from the album. On 7 November 2014, eventually peaking at number 80. The third single from the album, “Stitches”. Peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100. Becoming his first top 10 single in the US. On 18 November 2015, Mendes and Camila Cabello. Who was at the time a member of the group Fifth Harmony. Released their collaborative song “I Know What You Did Last Summer”.
The song was included on the Revisited reissue of Handwritten. Mendes released his second studio album Illuminate in 2016. Which also debuted at number one. On the Billboard 200 chart. With 145,000 equivalent album units, selling 121,000 copies in its first week.