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Shawn Mendes Performs “Mercy” On “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (Watch Now)

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Update: As his new album “Illuminate” made its debut, Shawn Mendes appeared on NBC’s “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

Mendes had a big role on the show. In addition to performing his song “Mercy,” the singer-songwriter joined The Roots for a “Hashtags: Fall Songs” segment.

Videos of both Mendes segments follows. Photos from the taping, which also included appearances by Hugh Jackman and Ken Jeong, are also embedded below:

THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0539 -- Pictured: Singer Shawn Mendes sits in with The Roots during the "Hashtag Fall Songs" bit on September 22, 2016 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON — Episode 0539 — Pictured: Singer Shawn Mendes sits in with The Roots during the “Hashtag Fall Songs” bit on September 22, 2016 — (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0539 -- Pictured: Singer Shawn Mendes sits in with The Roots during the "Hashtag Fall Songs" bit on September 22, 2016 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON — Episode 0539 — Pictured: Singer Shawn Mendes sits in with The Roots during the “Hashtag Fall Songs” bit on September 22, 2016 — (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0539 -- Pictured: Musical guest Shawn Mendes performs on September 22, 2016 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON — Episode 0539 — Pictured: Musical guest Shawn Mendes performs on September 22, 2016 — (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0539 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actor Hugh Jackman during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on September 22, 2016 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON — Episode 0539 — Pictured: (l-r) Actor Hugh Jackman during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on September 22, 2016 — (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0539 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actor Ken Jeong during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on September 22, 2016 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON — Episode 0539 — Pictured: (l-r) Actor Ken Jeong during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on September 22, 2016 — (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)

THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0539 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actor Ken Jeong and host Jimmy Fallon during the "Turn and Face The Music" sketch on September 22, 2016 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON — Episode 0539 — Pictured: (l-r) Actor Ken Jeong and host Jimmy Fallon during the “Turn and Face The Music” sketch on September 22, 2016 — (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)

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Thursday night, Shawn Mendes returns for another appearance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

The visit marks Mendes’ third “Tonight Show” visit of 2016. It is his fourth overall appearance on the show.

Unlike his previous appearances on the show, Mendes does not simply deliver the conventional, show-closing musical performance. He also sits in with The Roots for a “Hashtags: Fall Songs” segment.

Mendes’ appearance comes in support of his new album “Illuminate,” which releases Friday. It will actually be available for digital purchase by the time his performance airs.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

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