Watch Shawn Mendes Sprint Through an Empty Theater in His Thrilling AMAs Performance

Kelsey Garcia
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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 22: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been converted to black and white. A color version is available.) In this image released on November 22, Shawn Mendes performs onstage for the 2020 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 22, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/AMA2020/Getty Images for dcp)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 22: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been converted to black and white. A color version is available.) In this image released on November 22, Shawn Mendes performs onstage for the 2020 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 22, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/AMA2020/Getty Images for dcp)

Shawn Mendes just gave his fourth album's title track its big award-show debut. Ahead of the release of Wonder on Dec. 4, the singer performed his stirring single of the same name at the 2020 American Music Awards on Sunday. The performance began with Mendes seated at a piano in an intimate bedroom setting, but as the song ramped up, he sprinted through the empty Microsoft Theater to close it out on stage.

Though he wasn't up for any categories, Mendes has kept busy teasing Wonder, and on Nov. 23, he'll be releasing a documentary with Netflix about the making of the album and his high-profile relationship with Camila Cabello. Earlier in the award show, Mendes joined Justin Bieber to give their collaboration a proper premiere just days after its release. The two singers performed their haunting song, "Monster," about obsessions with celebrity and life in the public eye. Bieber, meanwhile, also performed his latest singles, "Holy" and "Lonely," and was nominated in four categories, including artist of the year. Check out Mendes's solo performance of "Wonder" ahead.