Shawn Mendes and Khalid will pay tribute to gun violence at the 2018 BBMAs!
Shawn Mendes will be putting on a special performance at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards tonight (May 20).
The 19-year-old singer will be joined on stage by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Show Choir, as well as 12 members of the Parkland High School Choir. TMZ reported that it will be an emotional performance and moment for everyone performing, attending and watching from home.
After the news broke, fans took to Twitter to praise Shawn and Khalid because they will be performing “Youth,” as tribute to victims of gun violence.
Youth was released earlier this month and definitely has a strong connection to those who have been affected by the recent school shootings all over the world. One of the most prominent lines Mendes can be heard singing ‘Waking up to headlines, filled with devastation again, my heart is broken, but I keep going. You can’t take my youth away, this soul of mine will never break. As long as I wake up today, you can’t take my youth away.’
Truly a relatable and emotional song to be performing at the BMMAs. We are proud that he and many others are going to take the stage without fear and speak up for all who have been affected by these horrific attacks.
It certainly does bring into question mental health, gun control and conversation.
Mendes will be joined by other high-profile talent attending the show including Rebel Wilson, Mila Kunis, Pharrell Williams and apparently a “special guest,” that will be seated between him and Camila Cabello. It’s been reported that he has a special guest attending the awards show with him and we are truly excited to see who it will be seated in that special chair.
Thank you to everyone taking part in making it a day of remembrance, creating conversation and using music to help heal broken hearts. PCG is beyond proud of everyone speaking up and taking action.
You can catch the show on Sunday night (May 20) starting at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.
Shawn Mendes – Youth (Lyric Video) ft. Khalid