Canada’s Walk of Fame, an organization whose mission is to celebrate Canadians who have excelled in their respective fields and to inspire the next generation, presents Shawn Mendes with this year’s Allan Slaight Award, given out to young Canadian musicians who have had a positive impact on the industry.
Past Allan Slaight Awards given out to young Canadian musicians who have had a positive impact on the music industry. winners include Drake, The Weeknd, Carly Rae Jepsen, Melanie Fiona and Nikki Yanofsky.
Shawn, who began as a viral video star, released his debut album Handwritten, which hit No.1 in both Canadian and the U.S. Soundscan charts, making him the youngest artist in almost five years to have a number 1 album on the U.S. Billboard 200 Charts.
Take a look at the full honouring below: