Former Island Records CEO David Massey appreciates Shawn Mendes’ development potential. “The reason we signed a contract with Shawn was not just because he was popular on the Internet. It’s great to have an artist who already has good social networking platforms. But we discovered him by one. another way, talent, intelligence, suitability for industry, youth, etc. all contribute to pushing us back to our company”.
In 2015, Shawn Mendes’ debut studio album on the shelf. Handwritten debuted at No. 1 in the Billboard 200 with 119,000 units sold in the first week, receiving Platinum Certification. The album also helped Shawn Mendes become the youngest artist to debut at No. 1 BB200 after Justin Bieber’s My World 2.0 in 2010. The album’s third song, Stitches, was the hit marking the time when Shawn Mendes was recognized. is a potential young star, “the new hope of pop music”. The song was continuously broadcast on radio, gaining more than 1.3 million copies in sales to receive platinum from the Recording Industry Association of America.
Shawn Mendes’s age and his young age make him admire by the speed of regular production, always working hard with music. In September 2016, he continued to release his second album, Illuminate, followed by the opening single Treat You Better. Illuminate is also rated as a successful album when debuting at No. 1 in the Billboard 200 chart with 145,000 units of corresponding albums, selling 121,000 copies and receiving Platinum Certification.
Mercy – the second single from the August 2016 album – reached the top 20 on both the US and UK charts, and received the Double Platinum Certificate. This song is called “a step forward” in Shawn’s musical style, more mature, deeper and more subtle.
In June 2018, Shawn Mendes released her third album with her own name. After more than 2 weeks of release, Shawn Mendes beat Love Yourseft: BTS’s Tear to rise to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Thereby, Canadian male singer became the third young artist in history to have 3 albums reaching No. 1 Billboard 200.