Tuesday, 8 November 2016

SHAWN MENDES ILLUMINATE

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Illuminate (Shawn Mendes album)

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Illuminate
Illuminate (Official Album Cover) by Shawn Mendes.png
Studio album by Shawn Mendes
ReleasedSeptember 23, 2016
Recorded2015-2016
Genre
Length41:15
Label
Producer
Shawn Mendes chronology
Handwritten
(2015)
Illuminate
(2016)
Singles from Illuminate
  1. "Treat You Better"
    Released: June 3, 2016
  2. "Mercy"
    Released: October 18, 2016
Illuminate is the second studio album by Canadian singer and songwriter Shawn Mendes. It was released on September 23, 2016, through Island Records and Universal Music Group.[2] The album debuted atop the US Billboard 200. It will be supported by theIlluminate World Tour, set to begin in March 2017.[3]

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Singles[edit]

"Treat You Better" was released as the lead single from the album on June 3, 2016.[4] The music video was released on July 12, 2016, and features a storyline about an abusive relationship.[5] Since its release, "Treat You Better" has peaked at number 6 on the US Billboard Hot 100.[6]
"Mercy" was serviced to US top 40 radio stations as the second single from the album on October 18, 2016.[7]

Promotional singles[edit]

Along with the pre-order of Illuminate, "Ruin" was released as the album's first promotional single on July 8, 2016.[8] Its music video was released on July 18, 2016.[9]
On July 28, 2016, "Three Empty Words" was released as the second promotional single from the album.[10]
"Mercy" was released as the album's third promotional single on August 18, 2016. It's music video was released on September 22, 2016.[11]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[12]
Idolator3.5/5 stars[13]
London Evening Standard2/5 stars[14]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[15]
Writing for Rolling Stone, Joe Levy noted "Illuminate mixes professions of romantic agony like "Mercy" (where a quietly hummed hook explodes into crashing drums), with nice-boy valentines like "Treat You Better" and bedroom come ons like "Lights On.""[15] For Jon Reyes of Idolator, "[Shawn's] most noticeable change, aside from the tight music hall sonics, is the subtle infusion of sex into the lyrics. He’s graduated from songs like "Kid In Love" to fare like "Lights On" and "Patience." Both ballads paint clear pictures of behind-closed-doors moments, and the sexual nature of the lyrics doesn’t qualify as innuendo by any means."[13]

Commercial performance[edit]

Illuminate debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 with 145,000 equivalent album units, including 121,000 in pure album sales. It is Mendes' second number-one album in the US and his best sales week. Mendes achieved his second No. 1 at 18 years, two months and seven days old. Only five artists scored their first two No. 1 albums at such a young age: Mendes himself, Justin BieberMiley CyrusHilary Duff and LeAnn Rimes.[16]
In his native Canada, the album debuted at number one with 21,000 total consumption units, of which 17,000 were album units sold, surpassing the highest one week sales total reached with his last album, Handwritten.[17]

Track listing[edit]

Illuminate – Standard version[18]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Ruin"  
Jake Gosling4:01
2."Mercy"  
  • Gosling
  • Geiger
3:28
3."Treat You Better"  
  • Mendes
  • Geiger
  • Harris
3:07
4."Three Empty Words"  
  • Mendes
  • Harris
  • Warburton
Gosling3:19
5."Don't Be a Fool"  
  • Mendes
  • Harris
  • Warburton
Gosling3:35
6."Like This"  
Pourkarim3:06
7."No Promises"  
  • Mendes
  • Harris
  • Geiger
Geiger2:46
8."Lights On"  
  • Mendes
  • Harris
  • Warburton
Gosling3:21
9."Honest"  
  • Mendes
  • Harris
  • Warburton
  • Gosling
  • Harris
3:19
10."Patience"  
  • Mendes
  • Harris
  • Geiger
Gosling2:55
11."Bad Reputation"  
  • Mendes
  • Harris
  • Warburton
Gosling3:18
12."Understand"  
  • Mendes
  • Harris
  • Geiger
  • Warburton
Gosling5:00
Total length:
41:15

Charts[edit]


Chart (2016)Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[20]3
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[21]1
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[22]3
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[23]11
Brazilian Albums (ABPD)[24]6
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[25]1
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[26]1
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[27]1
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[28]6
French Albums (SNEP)[29]16
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[30]2
Greek Albums (IFPI)[31]12
Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ)[32]21
Irish Albums (IRMA)[33]1
Italian Albums (FIMI)[34]3
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[35]2
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[36]1
Polish Albums (ZPAV)[37]29
Portuguese Albums (AFP)[38]1
Scottish Albums (OCC)[39]3
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[40]5
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[41]1
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[42]2
UK Albums (OCC)[43]3
US Billboard 200[44]1

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