By Jack Barnes
Multi-Platinum singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes released his highly anticipated self-titled third album today, via Island Records. The album follows 2016’s double platinum Illuminatewhich spawned three Top 10 singles including the #1 hit “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back,” and 2014’s Handwritten which included the 7x platinum smash #1 single “Stitches.” Both albums debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart. NME declares Shawn Mendes: The Album “a bright and bold new direction,” while Billboard noted that the album transitions “into a more mature world of brilliant production and poignant songwriting.” Enjoy this audio stream below after the jump and please share this with friends.
In anticipation of the album, Shawn released summer anthem “Nervous” on Wednesday, which Billboard touted as a “joyous dance party.” The track, co-written by Julia Michaels, follows previously released songs “In My Blood,” “Lost In Japan,” “Youth” featuring Khalid, and “Where Were You In the Morning?”
Among the album’s track listing are his smash hits “In My Blood” and “Lost In Japan,” which were released to rave reviews and soared to the #1 and #2 spots on the overall iTunes chart in the US, Top 5 on iTunes in 50 countries, and held the #1 and #2 spots on Spotify’s “New Music Friday” playlist. “In My Blood” is currently Top 10 at Pop Radio and Top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100. Additional tracks on the album include the newly released “Nervous,” “Youth” featuring Khalid, “Fallin’ All In You” (co-written by Ed Sheeran), “Particular Taste” (co-written by Ryan Tedder), and “Like To Be You” featuring Julia Michaels who co-wrote the song; the song also features a guitar solo from John Mayer, who produced the track.
Just this past weekend, Shawn paid tribute to the victims of gun violence during the 2018 Billboard Music Awards with an emotional performance of “Youth,” featuring Khalid and the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Show Choir. Watch the performance here. It was Shawn’s second performance of the night, following a soaring rendition of “In My Blood” earlier in the evening (watch here). Shawn also appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and is set to perform on the Today Show Citi Concert Series on June 1st to be followed soon after by a full week-long residency on The Late Late Show with James Corden June 4-7.
Earlier this month, Shawn announced his third global headlining arena tour. “Shawn Mendes: The Tour” is set to kick off on March 7th, 2019 in Europe and will run through the summer with 56 dates spanning across North America, the UK and Europe. Tickets for the North American and European legs of the tour are available now for purchase. For all tour dates and ticket info head to http://www.shawnmendesthetour.
About Shawn Mendes
Toronto born multi-platinum singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes released his highly anticipated self-titled third album in May 2018. Leading up to the album, he released multiple tracks including “Youth” Featuring Khalid, “In My Blood” and “Lost In Japan”. Both “In My Blood” and “Lost In Japan,” the first two songs released off the new album, experienced massive success, soaring to the #1 and #2 spots on the overall iTunes chart in the U.S, Top 5 on iTunes in 50 countries, and held the #1 and #2 spots on Spotify’s “New Music Friday” playlist. The tracks have received critical acclaim from everyone including Rolling Stone, Billboard, Idolator, Variety and Paste. “In My Blood” is currently Top 10 at Pop Radio and Top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100. In April 2017, Shawn released his 3x Platinum hit “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back.” The track scored Shawn his second #1 single at Top 40 radio and on Billboard’s Pop Songs chart, joining 7x Platinum single “Stitches.” With “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back,” Shawn also became the first artist to ever have had three #1 singles at AC radio before the age of 20. Throughout his career, Shawn has achieved 2 #1 album debuts with Handwritten (2015) and Illuminate (2016), 2 Platinum albums, and 7 consecutive Platinum and multi-Platinum singles. Worldwide, he has sold over 10 million albums, 100 million singles, and has amassed over 11 billion song streams and 4 billion YouTube views. Shawn has completed two sold-out world tours with over one million tickets sold, selling out legendary arenas including NYC’s Madison Square Garden, Toronto’s Air Canada Centre, and London’s O2 Arena in minutes. He topped Billboard’s “21 Under 21” in 2017 and has been featured on Forbes “30 Under 30,” Spotify’s “25 Under 25,” and Time Magazine’s “Most Influential Teens” for 4 consecutive years. He was also just featured in Time Magazine’s coveted Time 100 annual issue. In February 2018, ROI Influencer Media recognized Shawn as the #1 Most Influential Artist and #1 Most Influential Teen across all social media platforms.
1. In My Blood
3. Lost In Japan
4. Where Were You In The Morning?
5. Like To Be You (Ft. Julia Michaels)
6. Fallin’ All In You
7. Particular Taste
9. Because I Had You
11. Youth (ft. Khalid)
13. Perfectly Wrong
14. When You’re ReadyFollow Shawn Mendes
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