Earlier this month, the Grammy nominees were announced and there were a few surprises (to say the least…). Beyonce’s ‘Don’t Hurt Yourself’ was announced in a rock category, ‘One Dance’ by Drake is nowhere to be seen on the list (hello?! That song was literally our summer jam) and Alessia Cara and Justin Timberlake aren’t nominated for anything. Which to us, is a damn shame…
BUT! The craziest thing we realised was that Shawn Mendes was absolutely nowhere on that list. Seriously, who came up with this?! Haven’t you heard ‘Illuminate’?
‘Illuminate’ was released a whole 11 weeks and 6 days ago (not that we’re keeping track) and we’ve had it on repeat since. Of course, we can’t quite contain ourselves at the thought of the ‘Illuminate’ world tour but we are so ready for new music.
*Shawn Mendes fans of the world, prepare yourselves.*
In an interview with Billboard, Shawn’s manager, Andrew Gertler, said Shawn would be releasing new music ‘SOONER THAN LATER’. I.e., new music. In 2017.
He went on to say that his fellow Canadian, Drake, has been constantly releasing new music. Shawn, on the other hand, has only released two albums in two years. His manager said “fans are consuming things at a faster rate, and Shawn wants to make sure that his fans have music constantly.”
But that’s not all…
Shawn’s manager also said that Shawn is trying his hand at ACTING. We have no further information as to what exactly that will entail but oh my goodness, 2017 already sounds totally perfect to us.
What do you think? Do you think Shawn will be any good at acting? If he acts like he sings, we reckon he will be! Were you surprised too that he wasn’t nominated for any Grammy’s? Let us know your thoughts below!