From Vine to Billboard, Shawn Mendes lands chart-topping album

April 22, 2015 6:13 PM

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From Vine to Billboard, Shawn Mendes lands chart-topping album

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Teen singer Shawn Mendes, who grew a devoted fanbase as a Vine star on social media, landed at No. 1 on the U.S. weekly Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday, ousting the "Furious 7" soundtrack from the top spot.

"Handwritten," the debut record from 16-year-old Mendes, sold 106,000 albums, 103,000 songs and 4.8 million streams, tallying a total of 119,000 units.

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