Shawn Mendes releases highly anticipated self-titled album
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 Illuminate which 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.”
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. It was Shawn’s second performance of the night, following a soaring rendition of In My Blood earlier in the evening. Shawn also appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and is set to perform on the Today Show Citi Concert Series on June 1stto 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.