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November 12, 2015
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BILLBOARD.COM – Shawn Mendes recently received the Allan Slaight Honour at Canada’s Walk of Fame ceremonies in his hometown of Toronto, an award recognizing young inspirational Canadian musicians who have achieved international success. And that he has.

The 17-year-old’s latest single, “Stitches,” from his debut album, Handwritten, has spent 23 weeks on Billboard’s Hot 100, peaking at No. 4. The album has been on the Billboard 200 for 29 weeks, peaking at No. 1 and has reached No. 1 in Canada and Norway, No. 2 in Spain and Denmark, No. 4 in Sweden, No. 11 in Ireland, No. 12 in the U.K., and No. 18 in Australia and New Zealand.

On the afternoon of his last tour date opening for Taylor Swift, Mendes gave Billboard his list of his top 5 favorite teen music stars of all time. The first three were easy for him, but being put on the spot he had a bit of trouble coming up with the final two. “How many do I have, three? These questions are difficult,” he laughs.

Here they are — subject to change, if he’s ever asked this again.

1. Taylor Swift
“I’m going to start off with No. 1, Taylor Swift. She’s the best person ever. I’m pretty sure she’s probably the epitome of what a music star can be — and also it’s really cool being on tour with her.”

2. Justin Timberlake.
“He’s the MAN. I really look up to him. [sings] Justin Timberlake.”

3. Alessia Cara
“Have you heard of Alessia Cara? She’s great. Yeah, I’m very proud of her. So her.”

4. Elvis
“Elvis must’ve been 17 actually or was he in his young 20s? I don’t know. Put Elvis down.”

5. Jonas Brothers
“Jonas Brothers. I love them. Definitely. I love those guys. I’m close with Nick, actually.”

November 04, 2015
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It has been announced that Shawn will perform at this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!

BILLBOARD.COM – American Idol season 6 winner Jordin Sparks, season 5 finalist Chris Daughtry’s band Daughtry and season 12 judge Mariah Carey will all be on hand to celebrate the 89th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Nov. 26.

The lineup this year is jammed with musical stars, including current Dancing with the Stars contestant Andy Grammer, Train, Rachel Platten, Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, Shawn Mendes, Andra Day, Panic! at the Disco, Plain White T’s, Prince Royce, MercyMe, MIPSO, Jake Owen, Trey Songz and Questlove, who will be joined by The Muppets of Sesame Street.

Other performers include the cast of Broadway’s School of Rock, NHL athletes Mark and Marty Owen, Cirque de Soleil, Sandra Lee, Miss America 2016 Betty Cantrell and Disney Descendents stars Sofia Carson and Dove Cameron.

The Radio City Music Hall Rockettes will kick things off after theatrical showcases of Broadway productions on 34th Street. This year will feature the casts of Fiddler on the Roof, Finding Neverland, The King & I, On Your Feet and Something Rotten. Plus, a special sneak preview from NBC’s The Wiz Live!, which premieres Dec. 3.

Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie and Al Roker from NBC’s Today show will anchor the broadcast, which airs live from New York City on Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 26.