NORTH AMERICA’S HOTTEST EXPORT & PEOPLE’S CHOICE WINNER TOPS THE UK CHARTS
The OCC have announced that Stitches is #1 on the Official Singles Chart
Stitches storms into the Top 5 of the Radio Airplay Chart, with over 4000 plays
Stitches on A List at Radio 1 and playlisted at Capital and Kiss FM
Returns to the UK in February
Shawn Mendes is the name on everyone’s lips right now. The Official Charts announced today that his global hit single Stitches has topped the Official Singles Chart, fighting off competition from Adele, Justin Bieber and The 1975. Stitches has reached the Top 10 in more than 20 countries, and continues to hold the top spot on iTunes. Speaking of the #1, Shawn commented: “It is so unreal that Stitches is now #1 in the UK. It’s my first #1 on the official charts, and I can’t even describe the feeling! I’m so thankful for everything that’s been happening over there, and couldn’t ask for more amazing UK fans and supporters. You guys rock!”
Stitches shows no sign of slowing down. Rising up the airplay charts daily, Stitches is currently the 4th most played track on UK radio, with over 4000 plays, and has been on the Radio 1 playlist for an impressive 9 weeks. With over 270 million streams on Spotify globally, Stitches is also close to topping the Global Spotify Chart. The video has been viewed almost 200 million times. Shawn will return to the UK in February for a run of very exciting promotion which will be announced in the coming days.
In the last month alone, Shawn has performed at the People’s Choice Awards where he walked away with the Favourite Breakout Artist award, he was named as one of Forbes prestigious 30 under 30, as well as being named by Time Magazine as one of the ‘most influential teens of the year’, for the second year running, and performed with the legendary Elton John at the Los Angeles Wiltern Theatre.
Stitches is taken from Shawn’s repackaged album Handwritten Revisited. The special re-package includes live versions of five tracks from the original album, and four brand new songs. One of the new songs is I Know What You Did Last Summer, which features Camila Cabello of Fifth Harmony, is the current US single and they recently performed it on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The US transitioned to this huge TV moment after taking Stitches to #1 at Pop Radio and Top 5 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Shawn had a very busy 2015, and this year looks set to be no different. Last year, he supported Taylor Swift on her colossal 1989 World Tour, between May and October. In between these dates, he headlined his very own sold out shows in the US, and back on UK soil, he played Shepherd’s Bush Empire in September, with all tickets going in a matter of minutes!
Shawn was discovered by manager Andrew Gertler, who Forbes also picked in their 30 Under 30, after posting a series of videos on digital platform Vine. Shawn went on to sign with Island Records in the US, and has become one of North America’s hottest and most successful new artists.
Stream or download Shawn Mendes’ “Handwritten: Revisited” HERE.