On Friday (Sept. 15), the “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” singer took to Twitter to praise VanderWaal following the release of her new song, and his sentiment makes it clear that he’s nothing but supportive of the young star.
“. @GraceVanderWaal you are so awesome,” Mendes tweeted with a link to the singer’s “So Much More Than This.”
“Thank you so much Shawn ❤❤❤,” VanderWaal replied.
Mendes’ message comes on the heels of VanderWaal not only releasing her latest single, “So Much More Than This,” but also announcing her new album. Mendes’ support and appreciation for the America’s Got Talent winner’s career should make you want to listen to everything VanderWaal has ever released on repeat.
Ever since VanderWaal competed (and won) on the 11th season of America’s Got Talent in 2016, her career has taken off, signing to Columbia Records in fall of 2016, and releasing an EP called Perfectly Imperfect in December of that year. Now she’s releasing her first full album, and because of her celebrity following.
As for Mendes, this isn’t the first time that the Canadian singer has shown his support for VanderWaal. After becoming friends on Twitter while VanderWaal was competing on AGT, Mendes later gifted the young star with a guitar, which was so sweet. Oh, and he promised to teach her how to play guitar tweeting, “of course hun!! Ill help you learn, you’ll be playing in 2 days! Xx.” The duo have even performed a duet together, covering Mendes’ hit, “Treat You Better.”
While we were looking forward to VanderWaal’s new music anyway, Mendes’ support and appreciation just makes us that much more excited for what she has in store. Maybe this time around Mendes and VanderWaal can team up to perform a cover of one of her new songs!
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