Mendes' honor roll of achievements, thus, grows upon crowning Pop Songs. Since first building his audience by posting videos on Vine, the 17-year-old has also opened multiple dates on Taylor Swift's 1989 World Tour.
"The reaction to 'Stitches' has been phenomenal," says David Massey, Island Records president/CEO. (Released on Island, the song is being promoted to radio by Republic.) "Shawn is part of [a group of] influential young artists who are breaking and rewriting the rules of the game."
"To be able to add a No. 1 radio hit to the list of accomplishments for him at such a young age is astonishing," adds Mendes' manager, Andrew Gertler.
Shawn Mendes: 'Stitches' Is 'A Very Good Bridge' to New Music
Up next, Mendes will join iHeartRadio's Jingle Ball Tour 2015 for 10 dates (Dec. 1-19). On March 5, 2016, he'll headline at Radio City Music Hall in New York.
"Stitches" has reached No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 (Nov. 7) (which encompasses all-format airplay, sales and streaming). Check back later today to see where the track ranks on the Nov. 21 Hot 100. All charts will update tomorrow (Nov. 10) on Billboard.com.