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Shawn Mendes Is Taking A Page From Kanye West’s Playbook For His Next Album

Illuminate will be here in September

Shawn Mendes just announced that his second album will be out this year, and he'll be previewing it in a very Kanye fashion.

Like Kanye West did with The Life of Pablo, Mendes will host an “album event” for his new record Illuminate at Madison Square Garden. He’ll also perform a headlining set at the event, which takes place on September 10.

As for his follow-up to Handwritten, Illuminate will hit shelves on September 23. It’ll include his recent single “Treat You Better,” as well as a new song called “Ruin” that we’ll get to hear this Friday.

“If somebody told me six months ago that I’d be playing Madison Square Garden, I would not believe them,” Mendes said in a teaser clip for the show. Good thing he’s still got two months to start believing.