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Shawn Mendes to be honoured with special Juno award

Canadian singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes will make a special appearance at next month's Juno Awards ceremony, where he will receive the Juno International Achievement Award for his global impact on music.

Singer will appear at the ceremony in May to accept award for his global impact on music

Shawn Mendes is seen arriving at the We Can Survive Concert on Oct. 23, 2021, in Los Angeles. The Canadian singer-songwriter will receive the Juno International Achievement Award for his global impact on music at next month's Juno Awards ceremony. (Richard Shotwell/Invision/The Associated Press)

Canadian singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes will make a special appearance at next month's Juno Awards ceremony, where he will receive the Juno International Achievement Award for his global impact on music.

The award recognizes Canadian artists who have attained exemplary success on the world stage, not only as chart toppers, but as performers who have raised the profile of Canadian music around the world.

The Toronto-area born Mendes is an 11-time Juno Award winner and multiple Grammy nominee.

In a statement, Mendes said accepting the award will be a "surreal" moment, calling it a tremendous honour to be recognized for his work not only in Canada, but around the world.

Previous Juno International Achievement Award honourees include Arcade Fire, Bryan Adams, Céline Dion, Drake, Sarah McLachlan and Shania Twain.

The Junos will be handed out in Toronto on Sunday, May 15.

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