FOB: 'American Beauty/American Psycho,' 1 Week on the Billboard 200; Mendes: 'Handwritten,' 1 Week on the Billboard 200.

In February 2013, Fall Out Boy had just announced its return from a nearly three-year hiatus, Shawn Mendes was a ninth grader who had yet to discover a new app called Vine, and Island Records was still Island Def Jam. Flash forward to 2015, and Fall Out Boy -- Patrick Stump, 31; Pete Wentz, 36; Joe Trohman, 31; and Andy Hurley, 35 -- and Mendes, 17, are two of the top acts for Island, which has been on a hot streak since its split from Def Jam in April 2014.


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