With Bieber making more headlines than music lately, it was only a matter of time before someone came along to usurp his pop reign. Enter Shawn Mendes – the 16-year-old Pickering-ON born singer/songwriter who amassed an incredible following on Vine before shattering Billboard records only last year. As promised, just before he opens for Taylor Swift on her upcoming '1989' World Tour, he’s releasing his fast-tracked debut full-length Handwritten. It’s more of the same since his self-titled EP; earnest acoustic pop balladeering, the kind that Ed Sheeran, Jason Mraz, and Damien Rice have found immense success with. It’s also likely to be one of the best selling Canadian albums of the year. So just grab it already and channel your inner fangirl.
Stadium dates are scheduled along with Taylor Swift all through the summer and fall. Check his website for more info.