Shawn Mendes To Perform Newest Single ‘Treat You Better’
For the second year in a row, teen heartthrob Shawn Mendes is set to travel home for a performance on the iHeartRadio MMVA stage!
Pickering-native Shawn Mendes has enjoyed a busy year, performing for a second time at the 2016 JUNO Awards along with fellow iHeartRadio MMVA performer Alessia Cara, who Shawn recently covered during a performance on the BBC.
Cara isn’t Mendes’ only connection to this year’s line-up of talent. Last year, Shawn released the seductive and dark pop track, “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” with Fifth Harmony member Camila Cabello, which is nominated for Video of the Year, Fan Fave Video and Best Pop Video. Shawn is also up for Most Buzzworthy Canadian, Fan Fave Artist or Group, and iHeartRadio Canadian Single of the Year for “Stitches.”
A Vine star-turned recording artist, Mendes has become an international superstar thanks to his guitar-driven pop ballads, drawing comparisons to Ed Sheeran, Justin Timberlake and fellow social-media star, Justin Bieber.
In 2015, Mendes released two albums, including Handwritten and Handwritten Revisited. The Canadian teen spent most of the year on the road with Taylor Swift as the opening act for her 1989 Tour, an experience that acted as training for Mendes’ own world tour, which kicked off in March.
Shawn is the latest performer to join the already incredible line up for the 2016 iHeartRadio MMVAs, which includes Fifth Harmony, Tegan and Sara, Hailee Steinfeld (featuring Shawn Hook), Nick Jonas, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Alessia Cara! In addition to Mendes, today’s performer announcement also includes iHeartRadio MMVA veterans Hedley, as well as first-time performers July Talk, Desiigner and James Bay.
Lucy Hale, Hailey Baldwin, Sofia Carson, Alx Veliz and SonReal will join previously announced presenters Amber Rose and Lilly Singh on stage at the 2016 iHeartRadio MMVAs in Toronto.
Watch the 2016 iHeartRadio MMVAs hosted by Gigi Hadid on Sunday, June 19!