Shawn Mendes “Handwritten” Debut Album Release Bumped Ahead 2 Weeks After 1.2 Million Twitter Mentions for New Video

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Shawn Mendes “Handwritten” album release date has just been bumped 2 weeks ahead! You can pre-order the album on iTunes here
 


 
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SHAWN MENDES HANDWRITTEN DEBUT ALBUM RELEASE ON ISLAND RECORDS BUMPED AHEAD 2 WEEKS TO APRIL 14th, AFTER LAST NIGHT’S EXPLOSIVE VEVO PREMIERE OF THE “LIFE OF THE PARTY” OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO!

 
HANDWRITTEN PRE-ORDERS AT iTUNES HIT #1 – PRE-ORDER HERE!
 
11-CITY U.S. TOUR SET FOR APRIL, PRIOR TO EMBARKING ON TAYLOR SWIFT’S 1989 WORLD TOUR FROM MAY THROUGH OCTOBER
APPEARANCE AT THE NICKELODEON KIDS CHOICE AWARDS ON MARCH 28TH!
 
(March 11, 2015 – New York, NY) By popular demand, Island Records 16-year old singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes’ hotly anticipated debut album HANDWRITTEN has been moved up to an April 14th release (from April 28th), in reaction to the phenomenal numbers and 1.2 million Twitter mentions posted by last night’s Vevo premiere of his RIAA gold #1 debut “Life of The Party,” his biggest video premiere to date that can be watched HERE! Shawn announced yesterday that if his fans could make this his biggest video premiere and get over 1 million Twitter mentions, they would be awarded with the album early!
 
The long-awaited “Life Of The Party” video is the second in Shawn’s “Handwritten” video series and is a one-take video that features cameos by Vine stars Nash Grier, Jack & Jack, & Aaron Carpenter. It follows the release of the video for “Never Be Alone,” which reached #1 on iTunes upon release. That #1 accomplishment joins a string of other #1 accomplishments for Shawn including the phenomenal RIAA gold #1 debut of “Life of The Party, the #1 debut of the The Shawn Mendes EP, as well as the #1 pre-order debut of HANDWRITTEN.
 
The teen awards season kicks off for Shawn on March 28th, with an appearance on the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards broadcast. The next night on NBC, March 29th, his Mendes Army has been nominated for Best Fan Army at the iHeartRadio Music awards. Shawn is also nominated as The Freshest – Best New Artist at this year’s Radio Disney Music awards, to air April 26th on the Disney Channel.
 
Shawn’s impact has transcended some of the most talked about moments of the year: He surpassed Superbowl XLIX as the top trending topic the night of the game; he was one of the top two trending topics the night of the historic SNL 40th anniversary special—trending above the 2015 NBA All-Star game which also aired that night. Adding to Shawn’s success is the fact that all this has taken place within nine months of his signing to Island Records.
 
Last week, Shawn wrapped up his entirely sold-out headlining tour of Europe, which took him to Stockholm, Berlin, Paris, and London. Those dates followed his first-ever headline shows in November, in New York City, Los Angeles, and Toronto, every night sold-out within minutes of going on-sale. Touring continues next month, with 11 more sold-out cities across the U.S. running from April 8th at the Fillmore in Miami through April 24th at the Warfield Theater in San Francisco, all leading up to the release of HANDWRITTEN on its new April 14 th release date. Shawn will then join Taylor Swift on her sold-out 1989 Tour between May and October 2015.
 
In addition to “Never Be Alone,” “Something Big” and “Life of The Party,” the aptly-titled HANDWRITTEN album will contain new songs crafted by Shawn in writing sessions on his tour bus over the course of the past year. The album will include production by Martin Terefe (credits: Jason Mraz’s “I’m Yours,” Train’s “Hey Soul Sister”), as well as songs with “Life of The Party” co-writers Ido Zmishlany and Scott Harris.
 
Shawn, hailed as “Music’s First Vine Star” by Billboard, and one of Time Magazine’s most influential teens of 2014, was also crowned “The real deal” by Teen Vogue. Shawn transitioned from teen viral online sensation to full-fledged industry best-seller when his videos were discovered online by manager Andrew Gertler & he was introduced and signed to Island Records. He has since performed live on the The Late Show With David Letterman, ABC’s Good Morning America, Live with Kelly & Michael, NBC’s Today Show, and Jimmy Kimmel Live!. He also performed on and was interviewed by Ellen, and toured this past summer across the U.S. and Canada on Austin Mahone’s Secret Tour.
 

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