SHAWN MENDES’ “STITCHES” HITS #1 AT POP RADIO!
SHAWN MENDES’ “STITCHES” HITS #1 AT POP RADIO
NEW SINGLE LAUNCHING NOVEMBER 18th
HANDWRITTEN REVISITED ARRIVING NOVEMBER 20th ON ISLAND RECORDS, RE-RELEASE OF #1 ALBUM
SOLD OUT HEADLINE SHOW AT NEW YORK’s RADIO CITY SET FOR MARCH 5th
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(Nov. 9, 2015 – New York, NY) Island Records star Shawn Mendes adds another chart-topper to his saga, as his double platinum hit “Stitches” jumps to #1 on Billboard’s Top 40 radio-based Pop Songs airplay chart, from his #1 debut album Handwritten. Also this week, “Stitches” edges its way up the Hot 100 to #4-bullet (from #5) Shawn’s highest-charting Hot 100 single to date.
Around the world, “Stitches” has reached #5 on the Global Spotify chart, hit Top 15 on the Global Shazam chart, and reached #1 iTunes in 9 countries, Top 5 in 29 markets, and Top 10 in 41 countries. Sales certifications have been pouring in as well – double-platinum in Canada and Sweden, platinum in the Netherlands, and gold in Norway and Denmark.
“The worldwide reaction to ‘Stitches’ has been phenomenal,” said David Massey, president and CEO of Island Records. “The song’s success underscores Shawn’s ever-expanding popularity with fans and their unique connection through lyrics and music. He is part of a very small but highly influential young artists who are breaking and rewriting all the rules of the game. I’d also very much like to thank our incredible partners at Republic. Charlie Walk’s unbeatable promotion team who have committed 6 months to taking “Stitches” all the way to #1”.
The success of “Stitches” underscores Shawn’s recent announcement of the arrival of HANDWRITTEN REVISITED on November 20th, a re-release of his Handwritten album that will now include four brand new songs, including his next single due out Nov. 18th, as well as live versions of five tracks from the original album. A special edition of HANDWRITTEN REVISITED available on Shawn’s website also includes a Live at the Greek Theatre DVD, filmed at his sold out headline show this past August. Pre-order the CD or CD/DVD edition HERE!
Shawn will be joining the all-star lineup of iHeart Radio’s Jingle Ball Tour 2015 for 10 selected shows between its December 1st opening at American Airlines Center in Dallas, and its December 19th climax in Tampa at Amalie Arena. Halloween marked Shawn’s final show as special guest (since May!) on Taylor Swift’s sold-out The 1989 World Tour. Already looking ahead to 2016, he will play his biggest New York City concert to date, headlining Radio City Music Hall on Saturday, March 5th, which sold out in under 5 minutes.
Shawn’s debut album Handwritten, featuring his consecutive hit singles “Life of The Party” (RIAA platinum), “Something Big” (RIAA gold), and “Stitches” (RIAA Double platinum) entered the Soundscan album chart at #1 earlier this year, making him the youngest artist in nearly five years to have a #1 album on the Billboard 200 chart.
Shawn Mendes socials:
VEVO Views: over 260 million
Vine Followers: over 4.3 million
Twitter Followers: over 4.5 million
Instagram Followers: over 5.3 million
Facebook Likes: over 2.6 million
SHAWN MENDES @ iHEART RADIO JINGLE BALL TOUR 2015
Date City Venue
Dec. 1 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
3 Oakland, CA ORACLE Arena
4 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
7 Minneapolis, MN Xcel Energy Center
9 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
11 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
14 Washington, DC Verizon Center
16 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena
18 Fort Lauderdale, FL BB&T Center
19 Tampa, FL Amalie Arena
SHAWN MENDES HEADLINE SHOW (2016)
Mar. 5 New York, NY Radio City Music Hall
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