Shawn Mendes recently received the Allan Slaight Honour at Canada’s Walk of Fame ceremonies in his hometown of Toronto, an award recognizing young inspirational Canadian musicians who have achieved international success. And that he has.
The 17-year-old’s latest single, “Stitches,” from his debut album, Handwritten, has spent 23 weeks on Billboard’s Hot 100, peaking at No. 4. The album has been on the Billboard 200 for 29 weeks, peaking at No. 1 and has reached No. 1 in Canada and Norway, No. 2 in Spain and Denmark, No. 4 in Sweden, No. 11 in Ireland, No. 12 in the U.K., and No. 18 in Australia and New Zealand.