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Shawn Mendes Scores #1 On The Billboard Top 200; Mendes Becomes Third Youngest Solo Artist Ever To Earn Three #1 Albums

Shawn Mendes Scores #1 On The Billboard Top 200; Mendes Becomes Third Youngest Solo Artist Ever To Earn Three #1 Albums

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New York, NY (Top40 Charts) Taking over charts around the world, multi-platinum singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes bows at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 with his self-titled third album via Island Records/Universal Music Canada, the country's leading music company. This marks his third consecutive #1 album release and becomes his highest selling first week yet. Listen to Shawn Mendes HERE.

The album moved 182,000 equivalent units in the first week of release. Upon arrival, it captured #1 on iTunes in over 80 countries. The album also debuts at #1 on the official album charts in Australia, Holland, Mexico, Canada, Belgium and multiple additional markets around the world.

With this album, Mendes becomes the third youngest solo artist to earn three #1 albums. Shawn Mendes also achieves the second largest sales week for a pop album in 2018, the second largest streaming week for a pop album in 2018, and earns one of the top five best album sales weeks this year.

The album garnered critical acclaim from multiple outlets including Billboard, Time, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, and Variety. Praised by Entertainment Weekly as "one of the strongest pop releases of the year" while Time lists Shawn Mendes as "one of the best albums of 2018 so far." Variety declared it, "a remarkably well-crafted pop album." Billboard stated that the album transitions Mendes "into a more mature world of brilliant production and poignant songwriting" while Rolling Stone noted "the guitar strumming heartthrob makes moves into more ambitious themes and music" with their four-star review.

Mendes capped a hugely successful album release performing in front of huge crowds at the Today Show's Summer Concert Series, as well as The Governor's Ball Music Festival where he "stole the show" (NY Daily News). Mendes also recently performed both "Youth" and "In My Blood" on the Billboard Music Awards and also appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show with an interview and performance. Tonight he will begin his full week-long residency on The Late Show with James Corden.

Mendes recently announced his third global headlining arena tour. "Shawn Mendes: The Tour" is set to kick off on March 7, 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.com.

Toronto born multi-platinum singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes released his highly anticipated self-titled third album in May 2018. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 album chart as well as multiple additional worldwide markets, including Australia, Canada, Mexico, Belgium, Holland & more. Shawn Mendes made Shawn the third youngest solo artist to ever have three #1 albums, and became one of the Top best-selling album debuts of 2018. The album shot to #1 iTunes on release in over 80 countries around the world. 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.






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