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Shawn Mendes Will Perform Tribute to Gun Violence Victims at Billboard Music Awards 2018

Shawn Mendes Will Perform Tribute to Gun Violence Victims at Billboard Music Awards 2018

Shawn Mendes is set to put on an emotional performance at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night (May 20).

The 19-year-old singer-songwriter will reportedly be performing his song “Youth” alongside the Majory Stoneman Douglas High School Show Choir during the ceremony, according to TMZ.

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The performance will be a tribute to those affected by gun violence. Shawn and Khalid reportedly wanted to shed light on the horrifying issue of gun violence that continues to plague the country, including the most recent mass shooting at Santa Fe High School on Friday (May 18) that left ten people dead.

The performance will feature 12 members of the Parkland choir. Those who watched the rehearsal were also reportedly left in tears.

The show airs on Sunday night (May 20) starting at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

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