Justin Bieber On Shawn Mendes’s New Album ‘Illuminate’: His Voice Makes Me Smile


It’s safe to say Justin Bieber is now team Shawn Mendes.

Shawn Mendes found himself in a viral mini-scandal last year when Justin Bieber was asked what he thought of Mendes during a radio interview, but Bieber was clueless who the then 17-year-old was. Bieber turned to his team and asked, “Who’s Shawn Mendes?” The radio host responded, “He’s on Island, he’s from Southern Ontario, he’s 17 years old, he has a song called ‘Stitches’ that’s doing ok at pop radio.” Justin said, “Nice. Good for him,” adding “I don’t know him, but I will check him out. For sure.”

Looks like the Biebs made good on his word, because he’s promoting the hell out of his fellow Canadian superstar’s new No. 1 album Illuminate.

Bieber took to Instagram Twitter to congratulate Mendes on his new record.

“Shawn Mendes voice makes me smile,” Bieber said. “Truly a gift to be able to move peoples emotions through songs! So proud of you brother! Great album!” He also prompted his nearly 90 million Twitter followers to check it out via Apple Music.

Mendes responded with a big thank you.

Justin Bieber approved.

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