Shawn Mendes has the honor of being the first performer confirmed for the People’s Choice Awards 2016. The annual popularity contest will be hosted next year by Jane Lynch and will be broadcast live on the East Coast (tape delayed on the West Coast) on CBS on January 6, 2016. Mendes is up for an award in the Favorite Breakout Music Artist category.
“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 burst onto the music scene with “Life of the Party” which sold over 150,000 copies over its first week in release. His self-titled EP landed in the top spot on iTunes and broke onto the Billboard album chart at #5. His first album, Handwritten, was released in April and debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart.
Voting is now open at www.PeoplesChoice.com for the 2016 People’s Choice Awards in the Favorite New TV Comedy and Favorite New TV Drama categories. The voting has closed in all other categories.