Shawn Mendes Set to Kick Off MTV’s Revival of “Unplugged”


MTV’s “Unplugged” was a staple in the 90’s for any music lover. The show allowed fans to hear their favorite artist put an acoustic twist on their songs in an intimate environment. Fresh off the news that the network is rebooting TRL, they are also bringing “Unplugged” back for a new generation.

The show will kick off with the perfect choice to give the show new life – Shawn Mendes. “MTV revolutionized the performance storytelling space when it launched ‘MTV Unplugged’ almost 30 years ago,” said Amani Duncan, Senior Vice President of Music, MTV. “The ‘Unplugged’ Series allows artists to reimagine their songs in an intimate and acoustic medium, giving their fans a new perspective on their favorite hits. We’re thrilled to have multi-platinum singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes launch this new season.”

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Shawn is also stoked to be a part of the show. “I’m so thrilled and honored to be able to help bring the ‘Unplugged’ series back. It’s a show that truly highlights artistry and brings unique performances to fans that they can’t see anywhere else.”

Shawn is in good company as artists like Nirvana, Jay-Z, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Miley Cyrus, Tony Bennett, Mariah Carey, Katy Perry, Lil Wayne, Adele and Florence + The Machine have all takent the “MTV Unplugged” stage.

“MTV Unplugged Shawn Mendes” premieres Friday, September 8th at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Who else would you like to see on “MTV Unplugged”?