Shawn Mendes will receive a special Juno award


Canadian singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes will make a special appearance at the Juno Awards ceremony next month, where he will receive the Juno International Achievement Award for his global impact on music.

The award recognizes Canadian artists who have achieved exemplary success on the world stage, not only as top performers, but also as performers who have raised the profile of Canadian music around the world.

Born in the Toronto area, Mendes has won 11 Juno Awards and multiple Grammy nominations.

In a statement, Mendes said accepting the award would be a “surreal” moment, calling it a huge honor to be recognized for his work not just in Canada, but around the world.

Previous Juno International Achievement Award winners are Arcade Fire, Bryan Adams, Celine Dion, Drake, Sarah McLachlan and Shania Twain.

The Junos will be presented in Toronto on Sunday, May 15.