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28 JANUARY 2015 (Toronto, ON) – Canadian singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes, who took the music world by storm this past year with his 2X platinum single “Life of The Party” and #1 Digital Albums chart EP, announces his debut album HANDWRITTEN  for April 28 release via Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. Shawn announced the album in addition to a 14-date international tour run yesterday on NBC’s Today Show. HANDWRITTEN will be available for pre-order on iTunes February 2 and will feature “Life of The Party” and Gold-selling single “Something Big”, along with new songs crafted by Shawn in writing sessions over the past year. The new music includes production by Martin Terefe (Jason Mraz's "I’m Yours" and Train's "Hey Soul Sister"), as well as songs with “Life Of The Party” co-writers Ido Zmishlany and Scott Harris. Full tracklisting will be announced at a later date. In addition to the already released tracks, fans that pre-order the album will be treated with an instant audio download of the brand new song performed on the Today Show, “A Little Too Much”, as well as four other new songs ahead of album release. An exclusive deluxe edition book is available for pre-order starting now on Shawn’s official website The tour dates, which sold out within minutes of going on sale, are a continuation of Shawn’s first-ever sold out headline shows this past November, and is his first major stint back on the road since the iHeart Radio Jingle Ball Tour in December. Shawn is one of MTV's 2015 Artists To Watch in addition to being selected to be a part of Vevo’s emerging artists program, LIFT. Following his debut album release and headlining tour, Shawn will join Taylor Swift on 24 dates of her sold-out 1989 Tour, four of which are Canadian, between May and October of 2015. Shawn’s 2014 career-defining hit “Life of The Party” landed at #1 on the iTunes charts in both Canada and the US within 90 minutes of release, and charted top 10 in over 30 countries worldwide. The song sold over 150,000 US copies in its first week, making Shawn the youngest ever artist to break into the Billboard Hot 100's Top 25 with a debut single. Shawn's self-titled debut EP landed at #1 on the Canada Digital Albums chart and debuted Top 5 on the Billboard chart. Shawn, hailed as “Music’s First Vine Star” by Billboard, and one of Time Magazine’s most influential teens of 2014, was also crowned “The real deal” by Teen Vogue and has transitioned from teen viral online sensation to full-fledged industry best-seller. Also in July, Shawn began his first major tour engagement, on the road across the US and Canada with Austin Mahone’s Secret Tour. Shawn, just 16-years-old, has accumulated over 43 million YouTube views as his clips have spread across Vine (over 3.6 million followers), YouTube (1.2 million subscribers), Instagram (over 2.5 million followers), Twitter (over 2.5 million followers), Facebook (over 1.2 million likes), and every online social outlet imaginable.  Heading into 2015, Shawn is just getting started, writing and recording his own music, and growing into one of our brightest new stars. “Something Big” video “Life of The Party” video