Shawn Mendes earns No. 1 album on Billboard 200 again with ‘Illuminate’
Yes, Shawn Mendes did it again. The handsome Canadian singer earns his second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with ‘Illuminate’, the singer’ second full-length album and follow-up tp ‘Handwritten’.
Thence the songwriter has debuted his second album – which was released on September 23th through Island Records – in the No. 1 position on the all-genre tally, which measures the 200 most popular titles in the U.S. in any given week.
According to Billboard, the set earned 145,000 equivalent album units in the week ending September 29. It also launches with 121,000 in traditional album sales which means this it Mendes’ best sales week ever.
Mendes, born in 1998, achieves his second No. 1 at only 18 years. Only five artists scored their first two No. 1 albums at such a young age: Justin Bieber reached the top with ‘Never Say Never: The Remixes’ at 17 years old in 2011; Miley Cyrus was just 14 years when ‘Hannah Montana 2/Meet Miley Cyrus’ debuted at No. 1 in 2007; Hilary Duff was almost 18 years when ‘Most Wanted’ launched at No. 1 in 2005; finally, LeAnn Rimes was 15 years old when ‘You Light Up My Life’ hit No. 1 in 1997.
‘Illuminate’ was anticipated by the single “Treat You Better,” which was released back in early June. Since then, the song has gone on to peak at No. 6 on the Hot 100, becoming Mendes’ second top 10 hit.