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Shawn Mendes Reveals Tour Secrets With Austin Mahone & Fifth Harmony

Fri, October 31, 2014 4:42pm EDT by Elizabeth Wagmeister Add first Comment

Shawn Mendes is taking the music world by storm. At just 16 years old, the singer has become a phenomenon in less than one year and this is just the beginning for him. HollywoodLife.com has an EXCLUSIVE interview of Shawn telling all about his new, famous life, plus, his famous friends — Austin Mahone, The Vamps and Fifth Harmony!

Shawn Mendes, 16, has zillions of fangirls obsessed with him, but the singer-songwriter has a big secret for them: he’s obsessed with you, too! In a brand new, never-before-seen acoustic performance and interview from Radio Disney, the N.B.T. artist (that’s Next Big Thing!) raves about his fans and gives them a huge shout out. Click to WATCH!

Shawn Mendes: Radio Disney’s N.B.T. Artist Gives A Shout Out To His Fans

We told you when Shawn Mendes was named Radio Disney’s N.B.T. artist earlier this month and we gave you a first glimpse at Shawn gushing over his fans, and now, HollywoodLife.com has the EXCLUSIVE first look at Shawn’s entire Next Big Thing “Journey” video!

“I was really into watching cover songs on the internet. I was so into watching these covers that one day I was just like, ‘I just need to do it,'” Shawn says about his entry into the industry.

“It’s hard to explain the connection that I have with my fans,” the singer says, in the Radio Disney video (above), debuted by HollywoodLife.com. “It’s so different. The connection is 100% through the music.”

Even though Shawn is on his way to becoming a bonafide superstar, he promises that he’s just like regular kids!

“I’m just a normal teenager,” he says. “I’m always on the same level with my fans. The reason I connect with them is just how they connect with their friends. I’m the same as them. There’s no difference between us. I’m just a normal person with an abnormal career.”

Shawn Mendes Talks All About Touring With Austin Mahone & Fifth Harmony

As for his success, Shawn is completely shocked!

“It’s been like seven months and I went from posting videos on the Internet and to being on national tours so it’s just insane,” he admits, which he describes as “something out of this world.”

Shawn has been on stage and on the road with The VampsFifth Harmony and Austin Mahone, and he says his life is just “surreal.”

Make sure to watch Shawn’s N.B.T. “Journey” video above, and you can catch it again, and again and again on the Disney Channel, beginning Saturday, Nov. 1.

HollywoodLifers, what’s your fave Shawn Mendes song? Drop a comment below, and let us know!

— Elizabeth Wagmeister

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