Shawn Mendes’ album ‘Handwritten’ debuts at No. 1

A découvrir. Shawn Mendes 16 ans seulement et déjà numéro 1 au Billboard hot 200.
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Shawn Mendes, only 16 and his album is N°1 at Billboard hot 200.

Global News

TORONTO — Shawn Mendes has become the youngest artist since fellow Canadian Justin Bieber to have an album in the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 200.

Handwritten, the debut album from Mendes, sold 119,000 units between April 14 and 19, according to Nielsen Music.

Bieber was 16 years and 2 months old when his My World 2.0 was at the top of the chart in May 2010. Mendes is 16 years and 8 months old.

According to Universal Music, Handwritten is also the top-selling album in Canada.

« I’m so excited to hear that the album is #1 in Canada, » the Pickering, Ont. singer said in a release. « Thank you so much to my amazing fans at home that made this all possible from the beginning! »

Mendes’ album includes the singles « Something Big, » « Life of the Party » and « Stitches. »

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