Shawn Mendes Exclusive: Watch Episode 1 of His ‘Life on the Road’ Series

The "Life of the Party" singer invites fans backstage in his new tour diary.

Shawn Mendes, the 16-year-old rising pop artist who has turned Vine stardom into full-blown stardom, has decided to document the ongoings of his first major tour with a video diary capturing all of the behind-the-scenes action. Watch the first episode of Life On The Road, premiering on Billboard.com, below:

The three-minute clip begins with piercing shrieks upon Mendes’ arrival onstage — in just a few months, the teen star has gone from relative obscurity to commanding thousands of fans during a slot opening for Austin Mahone. The first episode of Life on the Road introduces Mendes as a new superstar capable of scoring a Top 10 debut with his debut release, The Shawn Mendes EP, which spawned the Top 40 hit “Life of the Party.”

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“First day, first show tonight,” Mendes tells the camera. “It’s happening, really. I mean, I feel like I’ve been waiting for it forever, but it’s happening.”

Be sure to watch Mendes grow as a performer over the course of the Life on the Road series. Watch the official trailer for the tour diary below: