Counting all types of releases, Mendes is the fourth-youngest artist to log four No. 1 titles on Billboard's flagship albums chart.
As Billboard reported on Sunday, Shawn Mendes enters the Billboard 200 at No. 1 with his fourth studio album, Wonder. At 22 years, four months and two weeks old -- hey, we’re exact here at Billboard -- Mendes is the fourth-youngest artist in history to log four No. 1 titles on the Billboard 200, and he’s the youngest male artist to top the chart with four regular studio albums.
What's a "regular studio album"? It's artists' bread-and-butter releases -- full-length collections of new songs. It excludes such ancillary releases as live albums, greatest hits sets, Christmas albums, and remix albums.
Let’s take a look at all the artists who logged four No. 1 titles before their 23rd birthdays. The dates shown are Billboard chart dates, which for Mendes is Dec. 19. (We’re counting all kinds of releases here, but FYI, we’ve flagged all releases that weren’t regular studio albums.)