Shawn Mendes Gives First Performance Following First Grammy Nominations

By Nicole Mastrogiannis

December 8, 2018

Shawn Mendes

There is nothing holding Shawn Mendes back. The same day the Canadian singer/songwriter found out he was nominated for two Grammy awards (his first Grammy noms ever!), he also played to a massive crowd at New York City's iconic Madison Square Garden during the 2018 Jingle Ball presented by Capital One.

During his set at Jingle Ball, Shawn performed a number of his biggest hits from his (now) Grammy nominated new self-titled album, as well as fan favorites from previous albums. Fans were treated to "Holding Me Back," "Lost In Japan," a "Use Somebody/Treat You Better" mashup, and "In My Blood."

Right before singing "In My Blood," he stopped to tell fans what a whirlwind day he had saying, "I feel like I've been walking on clouds all day. This is a perfect way to end the day." 

All of Shawn's fans, the #MendesArmy, were very proud of the singer all day, and especially during his performance. Take a look at all of the truest Twitter reactions to Shawn's 2018 Jingle Ball performance below.

Mendes is up for two Grammy Awards; Song of the Year for "In My Blood" and Best Pop Vocal Album for his new self-titled album. Backstage before his Jingle Ball performance, the 20-year-old opened up to iHeartRadio's Elvis Duran about his two nods. "I was more overwhelmed than I'd like to admit I was. I was so overwhelmed," Shawn said. "You don't even realize how much it means until you get it, you know? Everyone likes to play it cool, like, 'it's okay. If it doesn't happen, it doesn't happen.' And then it happens and you're, like, 'oh my God, my heart.'"

Relive all of the amazing 2018 iHeartRadio Jingle Ball performances and more during an exclusive nationwide television special on The CW on December 16th at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

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