On 25 May 2018, multi-platinum singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes released his highly anticipated self-titled third album with leading music company Island Records/Universal Music Canada.
The album has already debuted at number one on the Billboard Top 200 Chart, matching Mendes’ 2016 album ‘Illuminate’ which has spawned three Top 10 singles including “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back,” and 2014’s Handwritten which included the 7x platinum smash #1 single “Stitches.” NME has declared Shawn Mendes: The Album “a bright and bold new direction,” with Billboard remarking that the album transitions “into a more mature world of brilliant production and poignant songwriting.”
Following the full release of the album, Shawn released summer anthem “Nervous” on May 23rd, which Billboard deemed as a “joyous dance party.” The track, co-written by Julia Michaels, was accompanied by previously released songs “In My Blood,” “Lost In Japan,” “Youth” featuring Khalid, and “Where Were You In the Morning?”
The album continues to thrive as song such as “In My Blood” and “Lost In Japan,” 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.
The weekend before his album release, Shawn paid tribute to the victims of gun violence during the 2018 Billboard Music Awards with an emotional performance of “Youth,” with Khalid and the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Show Choir. Watch the full performance here.
Mendes already has further plans to perform live with his new album with his third global headlining tour to kick off in March 2019. The tour will start in Europe and will continue throughout the season with fifty-six dates spanning across North America and the UK.
Tickets for the North American and European legs of the tour are available now. For all tour dates and ticket info head to shawnmendesthetour.com.
Shawn Mendes – Track List
- In My Blood
- Lost In Japan
- Where Were You In The Morning?
- Like To Be You (Ft. Julia Michaels)
- Fallin’ All In You
- Particular Taste
- Because I Had You
- Youth (ft. Khalid)
- Perfectly Wrong
- When You’re Ready
About Shawn Mendes
Toronto-born multi-platinum singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes became an international sensation after gathering a following on the video-sharing application Vine, after which he signed a record deal with Island Records at the age of sixteen. Several years later and Mendes with two platinum-selling albums and countless prestigious music awards to his name, this along with a promising launch of his third self-entitled studio album.