Shawn Mendes may be headlining his own world tour, but it wasn’t that long ago that the “Stitches” singer was opening arenas for another huge artist.
The 18-year-old was lucky enough to open for none other than Taylor Swift on select dates during her 1989 World Tour, and in a new interview with On Air Wth Ryan Seacrest, Mendes revealed that he learned a lot from hitting the road with the pop super star.
Though Mendes picked up tips and tricks like how to enthrall an arena of people when it’s just you and your guitar on stage, the singer says that the most important lesson he learned from Swift is the value of hard work.
“With Taylor, the biggest thing I learned, and I always say this and I love to say it, is that there’s no amount of success that stops you from working hard,” Mendes told the outlet. “She, at the top of her game— stadiums around the world, No. 1 artist in the world— works harder than everyone and it’s crazy.”
Hard work has definitely paid off in Mendes case, if the success of his brand new album, Illuminate, is anything to go by. Additionally, his stellar work ethic is something that makes us believe that like, Swift, he’s an artist that’ll definitely be sticking around for a while!