Singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes releases his brand new single “Treat You Better” today via Universal Music Canada. “Treat You Better,” already #1 on iTunes in over 12 markets around the world, is the first single from Shawn’s eagerly awaited sophomore album, due out this September. Shawn will perform “Treat You Better” live on Today Show this Friday, July 8 as part of their outdoor summer concert series. Shawn gave fans a sneak peek of “Treat You Better” with a commercial that aired during the 2016 Billboard Music Awards, and revealed more previews of the song leading up to the release (including this 360 virtual reality look at Shawn in the studio).
Shawn’s moving, acoustic live performance of his smash single “Stitches” from the 2016 Billboard Music Awards had critics praising Shawn for his versatility, both vocally and musically. Rolling Stone chose it as one of the best performances of the night, and TIME noted, “the versatile artist switched from acoustic guitar to piano in the middle of the song, deftly showing off Mendes’ vocal skills and musical talent.” “Stitches” is certified 4x Platinum in the US and 2x Platinum in Canada, and has reached #1 on US Pop and Hot AC radio as well as top 5 on Billboard’s Hot 100 songs chart.
In addition to putting the final touches on his upcoming album, Shawn is in the midst of a sold-out world tour (which kicked off with a special show at New York’s famed Radio City Music Hall). Having just completed a string of dates in Europe, Shawn will resume his tour of North America on July 15 in Boca Raton, FL and culminate on August 21 in his hometown of Toronto at the Air Canada Centre. From there Shawn will go on to play shows in Australia and the Philippines, with more dates being added.
Shawn’s first album HANDWRITTEN was released in April 2015 and debuted at #1 in both Canada and the US. The album is certified platinum with a total of over 2.5 million global adjusted sales and 2.3 billion streams worldwide. Shawn has won a People’s Choice Award for ‘Favorite Breakthrough Artist’ in addition to an MTV Europe Music Award for ‘Best New Artist.’ “Stitches” reached top 10 on iTunes singles charts in over 85 countries worldwide, and reached top 5 on the Spotify Global Chart.