Written by Giavanna Foster
Canadian singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes is experiencing major success with Illuminate, released on September 23. The success of the record has led to opportunities to appear on America’s top shows. Mendes recently made appearances on Ellen, the Tonight Show, and Ryan Seacrest.
Shawn Mendes appeared on Ellen to talk about his new album and concert tour. Ellen announced that Mendes sold out his Madison Square Garden tour in 5 minutes. Ellen congratulated Shawn live while talking about his self-growth as a recording artist. The YouTube clip of Shawn’s Ellen appearance now has over 1.4 million views on YouTube.
Later, Ellen tweeted about Shawn’s live TV appearance:
Jimmy Fallon stated that Mendes is “one of the hottest names in pop music”. Then, Shawn Mendes delivered an effortless performance of “Treat You Better” with the Roots on The Tonight Show. This song raises awareness about domestic violence while shining a light on opportunities for help and guidance. The YouTube clip of Mendes’ “Treat You Better” performance clip now has over 1 million views.
When Mendes made his live appearance with Ryan Seacrest, he shared that he grew from touring with Taylor Swift as the opening act. Swift is a powerful influence towards Mendes’ career. Mendes says that touring with her was more of an experience and less of a show because he had the opportunity to share real, live music with the audience. Mendes said that hard work always shapes an artist’s success. Mendes then mentioned Swift as an example; she became one of the best-selling artists in the world.
Click on the tweet below to listen to Shawn’s interview with Ryan Seacrest:
According to the latest news, Illuminate is #1 on the iTunes albums chart. Two of Mendes’ songs from the album are also in the top 20 on the iTunes pop songs chart. “Treat You Better” earned the #6 slot and “Mercy” earned the #20 slot. “Treat You Better” also peaked at the #6 slot. Billboard predicts that Illuminate will be Mendes’ second album to hit #1 on the Billboard 100 charts. Shawn Mendes is a force to be reckoned with. He attracts millions of followers on social media with his authenticity, drive, and focus.
Shawn Mendes has a message for his fans. Click the picture below to hear it.
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