Shawn Mendes' 2018 Year In Review
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Shawn Mendes' 2018 Year In Review

Take a look back at what the year held for pop sensation Shawn Mendes



iHeartRadio Music Awards

  • Best Fan Army
  • Male Artist of the Year
  • Best Lyrics (There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back)
  • Best Cover Song (All We Got)
  • Best Music Video (There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back)


  • Best Pop (In My Blood)
  • Best Cinematography (In My Blood)
  • Best Direction (In My Blood)

iHeartRadio MMVAs

Shawn Mendes performing at the iHeartRadio MMVAs

  • Best Director (In My Blood)
  • Video of the Year (In My Blood)
  • Fan Fave Video (In My Blood)
  • Fan Fave Single (In My Blood)
  • Best Pop Artist
  • Artist of the Year
  • Best Collaboration (Youth)
  • Fan Fave Artist

People's Choice Awards

  • The Male Artist of 2018
  • The Song of 2018 (In My Blood)
  • The Album of 2018
  • The Most Hype Worthy Canadian of 2018


  • Favorite Artist-Adult Contemporary


  • Best Pop Vocal Album
  • Song of the Year (In My Blood)

Juno Awards

  • Single of the Year (There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back)
  • Fan Choice Award

Radio Disney Music Awards

  • "The One" Best Artist
  • "The Bestest" Song of the Year (There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back)
  • "#SquadGoals" Fiercest Fans

Teen Choice Awards

  • Choice Male Artist
  • Choice Male Hottie
  • Choice Pop Song (In My Blood)
  • Choice Summer Male Artist


March 21-Releases In My Blood at midnight

In My Blood promo

March 22-Releases Lost in Japan at midnight

April 25-Releases album artwork and track listing for the upcoming album, set to be released on May 25

Track listing

May 3-Releases Youth at midnight

May 11-Releases In My Blood acoustic

May 17-Releases Where Were You in the Morning at midnight

May 22-Releases Nervous at midnight

May 24-Releases Shawn Mendes The Album at midnight (When asked why it is self-titled, he says, "I wanted to stamp this moment in time at 19 because I've never felt so true to myself")

Shawn with new album

September 26-Releases Lost in Japan remix with Zedd at midnight

October 11-Releases cover of Queen's Under Pressure with Teddy Geiger

November 14-Releases Spotify Singles session for Lost in Japan and Use Somebody

December 21-Releases remixes of Why, Where Were You in the Morning, and Youth with Leon Bridges, Jessie Reyez, and Kaytra Nada


April 24-Releases In My Blood music video at midnight

Screencap from In My Blood music video

May 3-Releases Youth lyric video

May 25-Releases Nervous vertical video on Spotify

June 11-Releases Nervous music video at noon

September 26-Releases Lost in Japan remix lyric video

October 25-Releases Lost in Japan music video

Behind the scenes of Lost in Japan video

November 5-Releases Youth music video on Apple Music then YouTube


March 28-Performs In My Blood for the first time on The Late Late Show With James Corden

Promo poster

April 20-Performs Lost in Japan for the first time on Sounds Like Friday Night for BBC One

April 21-Performs In My Blood at the Queen's 92nd birthday party

May 17-Performs In My Blood on The Ellen Show

May 18-Performs There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back with Taylor Swift at her show in Pasadena

Shawn Mendes on stage with Taylor Swift

September 22-Performs What Goes Around...Comes Around with Justin Timberlake at the iHeartRadio Music Festival

Performs In My Blood, Lost in Japan, Stitches, and others at the iHeartRadio Music Festival

September 25-Performs at the GRAMMY Museum

September 27-Performs Lost in Japan on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

September 29-Performs In My Blood, Lost in Japan, and There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back at the Global Citizen Festival

Performs Youth with John Legend at the Global Citizen Festival

October 9-Performs Lost in Japan at the AMAs with Zedd

October 24-Performs at Crossroads with Zac Brown Band

November 27 & 30, December 4, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 15, 16-Performs at 10 cities on the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour

December 2-Performs Lost in Japan at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Shawn Mendes and Winnie Harlow at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show


May 25-Album goes #1 on iTunes in over 75 countries

June 3-Album goes #1 on Billboard 200 Albums chart

June 6-Reaches #1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart

July 16-Becomes the face of Emporio Armani's FW18-19 watch advertising campaign

July 31-Becomes the first artist to land four #1s on the Billboard Adult Top 40 chart before age 20

Picture accompanying the announcement

August 28-Appears on the cover of Variety magazine's Power of Young Hollywood issue

October 12-Named one of Billboard's 21 under 21

November 16-Ranked as Time's #4 best album of 2018

November 26-Appears on the cover of Rolling Stone with the article Confessions of a Neurotic Pop Idol

December 15-Sells out first headline stadium show at Rogers Centre

Announcement that Rogers Centre show is sold out


May 8-Announces Shawn Mendes The Tour and reveals dates in Instagram story

June 4-7-LateLateShawn: Stars on The Late Late Show with James Corden

Announcement of LateLateShawn

June 4-Carpool Karaoke airs on LateLateShawn

June 16-Announces Summer Festival Tour

August 8-Turns 20

August 23-Releases Shawn Signature ll perfume

September 28-Releases a YouTube Artist Spotlight Story

Shawn Mendes clearly had a quite eventful year! He won 11 awards, released a chart-topping album, performed for Queen Elizabeth, and graced the covers of magazines. All of this before the age of 21! Shawn is only 10 days older than me, but he's 10 times more successful! What's so great about him is that he's grounded. He doesn't take anything for granted and he adores his fans. I wish him even more success in 2019.

Shawn at a hockey game in Toronto

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