The accolades just keep rolling in for mega-selling teen sensation Shawn Mendes.
Canada’s Walk of Fame has announced that the “Stitches”; superstar is the recipient of the 2015 Allan Slaight Honour. Earned in previous years by The Weeknd, Carly Rae Jepsen and Drake, the Allan Slaight Honour recognizes the achievements of young Canadians who have the ability to turn their talent into inspiration. Considering all the things that Mendes has accomplished before hitting voting age, we can see why he’d be a worthy recipient.
“In a short time, Shawn captured the hearts of millions of fans with his musical talents and youthful message,”; said Gary Slaight, President and CEO of Slaight Communications. “My father, Allan, always championed Canadian artists and believed they deserved to be on the world stage. Shawn is continuing the tradition set by many great Canadian artists before him and we are thrilled to acknowledge his accomplishments as he is a true inspiration for future stars to come.”;
Mendes will be presented with the honour on November 7 at the Sony Centre in Toronto as part of Canada’s Walk of Fame Broadcast Show. Tickets will go on sale tomorrow at 1:00 PM (Toronto time) and the event will have its own broadcast on Global later this year.
Catch livestream coverage of the press conference on Tuesday, Sept. 29, right here, beginning at 1 p.m. ET: