Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes returned to the Philippines and showcased his new music via a concert at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City on Thursday night.
The Manila leg of the 21-year-old pop heartthrob’s second world tour was made possible by promoter MMI Live. The much-awaited return of “Treat You Better” and “Mercy” singer was in support of self-titled album released in 2018.
The MOA was packed to the brim with a passionate crowd that welcomed Mendes walked on stage to perform the hits like “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back,” “Nervous,” and “Stitches.” He also did a remix of the massive hit “Senorita,” and some notable performance of “Treat You Better,” “Falling All In You,” and “Youth.”
The Canadian hitmaker released his third studio album, which follows 2015’s Handwritten and 2016’s Illuminate. “In My Blood” was released as the self-titled album’s lead followed by “Lost in Japan,” “Youth,” which features American singer Khalid, “Where Were You in the Morning?” and “Nervous.”
The album debuted at no. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart as well as multiple additional worldwide markets, including Australia, Canada, Mexico, Belgium, Holland and shot to no. 1 on iTunes in more than 80 countries immediately upon release.
The album became one of the top best-selling album debuts of 2018 and made Shawn the third youngest solo artist to ever have three consecutive #1 albums.
Worldwide, he has sold over 15 million albums, 100 million singles, and has amassed over 20 billion song streams and five billion YouTube views. Shawn has completed two sold-out world tours with over one million tickets sold, selling out legendary stadiums and arenas including NYC’s Madison Square Garden and London’s O2 Arena in minutes.
On his tour, Shawn Mendes: The Tour, he sold out his first-ever stadium show in minutes at Rogers Centre in his hometown of Toronto. The tour began in March 2019, with over 100 dates currently announced across the UK, Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia, and Australia/New Zealand, with more to be announced soon.
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