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Shawn Mendes

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Shawn Mendes

Released May 25
Island Records (UMG)

Making the transition from teen star to career musician, the Local 149 (Toronto, ON) member’s self-titled album has Mendes trying different styles and collaborating with a number of well-known artists. Contributions include friend and mentor Ed Sheeran, who co-wrote one song; John Mayer of Local 47 (Los Angeles, CA), who produced and plays guitar solo on another; plus Ryan Tedder (OneRepublic), Johnny McDaid, Khalid, and Julia Michaels. Though primarily pop, Shawn Mendes has rock, blues, and R&B influences.

The album debuted at number one in Mendes’s native Canada—his third number one album there. It also debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200. Mendes is the third youngest artist to collect three number one albums, and in March, when the album’s lead single, “In My Blood,” hit the top of the Billboard Adult Pop Songs chart he became the first artist to have four number one singles in the chart before turning 20 years old.

Mendes will embark on a world tour in 2019 to promote his new album.

Shawn Mendes Becomes First Teen to Land Four Hits on Adult Pop Chart

Canadian musician Shawn Mendes of Local 149 (Toronto, ON) is the first artist to land four number one hits on the Adult Pop Songs Chart before reaching age 20. His most recent tune to hit the number one spot is “In My Blood.” “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” was on top for five weeks from September 2017; “Treat You Better,” spent six weeks at number one, beginning October 2016; “Stitches” in February 2016. Mendes turned 20 on August 8.

Runners up, each with only two Adult Pop Song number ones while in their teens were: Avril Lavigne (now 33) with “Complicated” (2002) and “I’m With You” (2003) and Lorde (now 21) with “Royals” (2013) and “Team” (2014).