Women in Music 2016

Shawn Mendes 'Definitely' Prepping Collabo with Niall Horan

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Shawn Mendes on The Late Late Show with James Corden.

Shawn Mendes covered a lot of ground during his appearance on The Late Late Show on Wednesday night (Sept. 28), performing his new single, challenging host James Corden to an a cappella battle and, oh yeah, confirming he's collaborating with 1D's  Niall Horan.

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Corden, an avowed boy band fanatic, couldn't help but ask Mendes about his reported upcoming hookup with the on-hiatus One Direction singer. "Shawn, I want to talk to you because I was reading about you this morning and I want you to tell me if this is true," Corden said. "Whilst talking about Irishmen, my favorite Irish man in the world is Niall Horan from One Direction. I'm hearing a rumor you and he might work together on some music. What's gonna happen?"

And then Mendes said the two words that caused a few women in the studio audience to completely lose it. "Definitely, yes," he said. "He's awesome. I've been talking to him for a long time, but it's annoying because I'll be in London like, 'Niall I'm here.' He'll be like 'just landed in L.A.' When I get a second I want to write with him a bunch.

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Check out the full interview below: 

 

Just hours after Mendes' appearance, Horan surprised the world with the sudden drop of his sensitive solo ballad "This Town."

 

 

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