Shawn Mendes’ “Illuminate” Debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart

Shawn Mendes tops the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart with his sophomore album Illuminate (Island Records) debuting at #1 with over 144,000 copies sold and consumed.

This is Shawn’s second #1 debut, following his #1 platinum album Handwritten.  Illuminate also tops the charts globally and has hit #1 on iTunes in over 65 countries, including the US, UK, Germany, Australia, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Italy, across South East Asia and many more. Illuminate is available now via

Shawn celebrated the release of Illuminate with performances on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The TODAY Show (“Treat You Better” and “Mercy”), The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Late Late Show with James Corden and The Talk.

Shawn recently completed his sold-out Shawn Mendes World Tour, and he will embark on his first-ever headlining arena tour in support of Illuminate in 2017. The North American leg will kick off July 6th in Portland, OR and will run through August 23rd in Boston, MA with additional dates to be announced.

Tickets and full list of announced dates on Shawn’s Illuminate World Tour can be accessed via


Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.