Ladies and gentlemen, this is the year of Mendes. The 16-year-old singer/songwriter was discovered on Vine a few years ago, eventually going on to release his debut solo album, Handwritten, earlier this month (it hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200, by the way, making our pal Shawn the youngest person to acquire the title since Justin Bieber).
In support of his first official full-length release, Mendes has been hopping from press event to television performance, truly hitting his stride last night on Conan.
While the young musician is usually set up next to a slew of adoring fangirls, here Shawn stood on his lonesome, his voice crystalline clear. If his latest hit, "Stitches," didn't make you cry the first time you heard it, it definitely will now. There's a slight mishap at the 2:25 minute mark, but it only seems to highlight the vulnerability woven into his song.