Shawn Mendes just became the 3rd youngest solo artist ever to have three albums in the #1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart. He also just came clean about his love for booze and Bieber!
First, his number-one-ness:
His new studio album , which came out May 25th just hit #1. His 2015 album Handwritten and 2016’s Illuminate both also hit #1. He’s 19 yrs old.
So, he’s behind Justin Bieber, who was 17 when he earned his third #1 AND Miley Cyrus, who achieved three #1s when she was 15.
fyi: Shawn Mendes is the only non-rap artist in the Top 5 on the Billboard 200 right now, Post Malone is at No. 2, followed by Pusha T, A$AP Rocky, and Cardi B.
Now, the booze:
Shawn Mendes opened up about his love of booze and Bieber in a new interview with Rolling Stone.
He says he loves to drink when he’s at home, where the legal drinking age is 18 or 19, but not so much in the US (where it’s 21).
“I drink a s**t-ton when I go home, and I just don’t drink in America. I get it all out when I go home..”
So, what’s his drink?
“I love rye and ginger…”
He gets a bit frustrated with the drinking age of 21 in the US.
“I don’t find it frustrating because I care about alcohol. I care about time with friends..”
“I’m being denied a social experience, not an alcoholic beverage. I wish I was allowed to just go in the bar and drink a pop because then I would at least be there with everyone and I wouldn’t have to be in my hotel while everyone else is at the bar.”
What’s this about Bieber?
“One thing people may not know about me is how much I look up to Bieber. I don’t think I’ve ever truly told him he was my main inspiration for what I wanted to do…”
“I learned every one of his songs by heart. He taught me how to riff and sing. So every time someone (campares me to) asks me about Bieber, I always say, ‘That’s the biggest compliment you could give me.’”