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BTS x Shawn Mendes Collaboration: 'Stitches' Hitmaker Gives Update About New Song He'll Be Working With V, Suga, Jin, Jungkook, RM, Jimin, J-Hope

by Betty Potts / Jun 20, 2018 02:55 AM EDT
Shawn Mendes assured the awaiting fans that the collaboration with BTS would surely happen. Photo by Billboard/YouTube Screenshot

Shawn Mendes finally gave an update about his possible collaboration with BTS. In an interview with 92.5's The Roz & Mocha Show on Tuesday, June 19, the 19-year-old star assured the awaiting fans that it would surely happen.

"It'll happen. Promise," he told the Toronto radio station, per Billboard. Mendes admitted that BTS is a "hard group to get with" because of their busy schedule. They haven't even had the chance to hang out yet and write a song for the collaboration.

"I have no lyrics on their collaboration yet," the "Stitches" hitmaker added. But as he loves BTS, he promised that they would be working on a new song together.

To recall, BTS and Mendes met at the 2017 American Music Awards in November of the said year in Los Angeles, California. Here, they talked about their possible collaboration in a clip for the South Korean group's YouTube Channel.

Also, in an interview with Billboard at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards' red carpet in May in Las Vegas, Mendes openly talked about his love for BTS. "I love them so much," he admitted. His fondness of the group even grew bigger when he saw their video performing "In My Blood." "It was so good," he described.

So when he was asked if he wanted to collaborate with BTS, he said, "A thousand percent." Mendes then explained that he needs to find time to do their possible collaboration. He even recalled the first time he witnessed V, Suga, Jin, Jungkook, RM, Jimin, and J-Hope perform and revealed that he was blown away. "It's crazy," he said.

Since the 2017 American Music Awards, BTS and Mendes continuously expressed their interest in working together. In fact, it can be seen that they are fans of one another's works.

Currently, BTS and Shawn Mendes recently released their respective albums, Love Yourself: Tear and his self-titled LP, Shawn Mendes. They have been topping the Billboard 200 for a number of weeks now.

As a matter of fact, Love Yourself: Tear is the first-ever Korean album that topped the U.S.'s record chart. It hit the No. 1 spot on June 2. On the other hand, Mendes also successfully got the top spot on June 9.

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