Canadian shy boy and heartthrob Shawn Mendes has been crowned Favourite Artist (Adult Contemporary) at the 2017 American Music Awards moments earlier.

The 19-year-old beat out two other tough nominees, Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran, to pick up the award. Shawn also stole the limelight with this dreamy performance of “There’s Nothing Holding Me Back”, enthralling the crowd with his smooth vocals and acoustic guitar.

Both Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran are still up for awards as they have several other are nominations for the night, including in the Favorite Male Artist (Pop/Rock) category alongside rapper Drake.

Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, The Chainsmokers, Drake, and Kendrick Lamar are all for the much coveted Artist of the Year award.


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