Shawn Mendes First Artist Under 20 To Have Three #1s
Shawn Mendes is just 19 and already has three #1s on the AC charts, setting new records and is showing no signs of slowing.
By kmvq on November 8, 2017
Congratulations to Shawn Mendes, he’s worked hard, and had no doubt earned this title. He’s the first artist to have three number-1 hits under the age of 20, in the 56-year history of Billboard’s AC chart. He’s still 19, born August 8, 1998, so could a 4th one happen still?
The three songs are “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back,” “Stitches,” and “Treat You Better.”
Five years ago the average age for artists in #1 was about 35. Shawn Mendes (and with the help of 20-year-old Alessia Cara’s “Scars to Your Beautiful”) lowered the average age to 22.6 years old. Shawn also scored the title of first artist under 20 to have 3 #1s on the Adult Pop Chart as well, for the same songs. ‘Kid’s going places, clearly.
Impressive, young sir.