Shawn Mendes will receive the Juno International Achievement Award | Music News

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Shawn Mendes has won 11 Juno Awards — Canada’s equivalent of the Grammys — during his career, but he will receive a unique one this year: the Juno International Achievement Award.

The honor recognizes Canadian stars who have “achieved exemplary success on the world stage” and “raised the profile of Canadian music around the world.” Shawn is one of the youngest recipients of the award, which was also presented to Shania Twain, Brian Adams, Duck, Sarah McLachlan, Celine Dion and the band Arcade Fire. In fact, in the Junos’ 51-year history, only eight people have won this award.

“Accepting this award will be a surreal moment,” Shawn said in a statement. “To be recognized for my work not just in Canada, but around the world, is a huge honor and I am honored to join an exceptional group of artists who have helped put Canadian music on the map.

Shawn, who is also up for four regular Juno Awards this year, will make a special appearance at the May 15 ceremony to receive the International Achievement Award in person. You can watch on CBCMusic.ca/junos and CBC Music Facebook, Youtube and Twitter pages.

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