Shawn Mendes receives standing ovation for tribute to gun violence victims

Ahead of his album release this Friday, Shawn Mendes took to the Billboard Music Awards stage for a powerful performance of his new track ‘Youth’, alongside Khalid and the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School choir, in an emotional tribute to victims of gun violence.

“It meant everything...Honestly, obviously our hearts go with everyone effected by what happened. We’re very, very overdue for a change and I felt like tonight was super impactful and I was just super honored to be able to do that with them. I’ve never experienced goosebumps like that on stage before. It was really, really special.” – Shawn Mendes