Shawn Mendes’ “Stitches” Hits #1 in the UK

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It has peaked on the Canadian charts at #10, in the United States at #8, and in Australia at #4, but “Stitches” by Shawn Mendes has managed to tap right into the British soul as it tops the UK’s official singles chart this week. With it, Mendes becomes only the 11th Canadian artist in the history of the British singles charts to reach the top. His cracking into the British market happened later than in both Canada and The United States. “Life of the Party” barely scratched the Top 100 spending only 1 week at #99. He got his foot in the door by way of a feature in The Vamps’ “Oh Cecilia” single which reached #9. “Stitches” knocked Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself” (#1 for six weeks) off the top spot in Britain by selling only 1,500 more (combined sales) last week.