Each of Shawn Mendes’s previous albums soared to the top spot on the Billboard 200 chart, and his latest studio effort is no different. Wonder hit no. 1 in the U.S. this week, becoming the singer’s fourth album to do so.
Mendes teased the release of his new album back in late September in a series of social media posts. He said he tried to be “as real and as honest” as ever and added this album “feels like a piece of [him] has been written down on paper and recorded into song.”
Wonder hit the shelves on December 4th, and it was preceded by singles “Wonder”, “Monster” featuring Justin Bieber, and “Call My Friends”, which coincided album’s release. It hit no. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with 89,000 equivalent units sold in the U.S. during its first week on the chart.
The rest of the chart for this week didn’t feature many newcomers, as Bad Bunny’s El Ultimo Tour del Mundo and Ariana Grande’s Positions took the second and third spot. Christmas albums, including Michael Bublé’s Christmas, Carrie Underwood’s My Gift, Nat King Cole’s The Christmas Song, Pentatonix’s The Best of Pentatonix Christmas, and Mariah Carey’s Merry Christmas were ruling the rest of the top 10.