This afternoon CBS and People’s Choice Awards announced that 2016 Favorite Breakout Music Artist nominee Shawn Mendes will perform live at PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2016, from the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016 (9:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. Mendes is the first announced performer for the 2016 show which will be hosted by Jane Lynch, who stars in the upcoming CBS comedy “Angel from Hell,” premiering Jan. 7. The People’s Choice Awards are the only major awards show where fans determine the nominees and winners across categories of movies, music, television and digital.
“Shawn is such an incredibly talented artist and we are looking forward to having him perform at our show,” said executive producer Mark Burnett. “He is a huge fan favorite and that is what our show is really all about, the fans.”
Mendes received his first People’s Choice Award nomination this year as a contender for Favorite Breakout Artist. Mendes’ debut single, “Life Of The Party,” broke records, topped the iTunes charts and sold more than 150,000 copies in its first week. The song’s success made Mendes the youngest artist ever to break into the Billboard Hot 100’s Top 25 with a debut single. A month later, Mendes released his self-titled debut EP, which also hit the #1 spot on iTunes once again and entered at #5 on the billboard album charts.
In April, Mendes released his debut album, Handwritten, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 charts and includes the #1 at Top 40 Radio certified double-platinum single “Stitches,” as well as the certified platinum single “Life of the Party,” and the certified gold single “Something Big.” In addition to joining Taylor Swift on her The 1989 World Tour, Mendes has been on his own sold-out headlining tour, including a sold out show at Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre. Currently, his new single “I Know What You Did Last Summer” with Camila Cabello of Fifth Harmony is in the Top 20 at Pop Radio.