Multi-platinum singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes tops the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart with his sophomore album Illuminate (Island Records) debuting at #1 with over 144,000 copies sold and consumed. This is Shawn’s second #1 debut, following his #1 platinum album Handwritten. Illuminate also tops the charts globally and has hit #1 on iTunes in over 65 countries, including the US, UK, Germany, Australia, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Italy, across South East Asia and many more. Illuminate is available now via http://smarturl.it/IlluminateAlbum.
Illuminate, featuring hit singles “Treat You Better” and “Mercy,” has received rave reviews from The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times and USA Today, among others. Rolling Stone declares the album “brings personal to modern popcraft” and Billboard proclaims “it is becoming clear that Mendes found his true calling at a young age, with Illuminate marking the beginning of the next exciting chapter for the artist.”
Shawn celebrated the release of Illuminate with performances on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The TODAY Show (“Treat You Better” and “Mercy”), The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Late Late Show with James Corden and The Talk. Shawn recently completed his sold-out Shawn Mendes World Tour, and he will embark on his first-ever headlining arena tour in support of Illuminate in 2017.